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How to Get Stay-Put (or Any) Bike Rack Cradle to Stay in One Place on a Bike Rack

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I have installed these on my hitch rack with 1 inch tubes. They are not quite snug enough to stop them from sliding back and forth on the tube during use. Is there a way to lock them in place? I thought maybe rubber washers or some type of shims, but thought I would ask those with more knowledge than I on any other possible solutions.

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I have 2 possible solutions for you that will get the Stay-Put cradles # 853-7887 to actually stay put.

Solution one: hairspray. Its not just for creating sweet hair-dos anymore. The hairspray will at first be slippery, but it will then get tacky and sticky and hold the cradles in place.

Solution B: electrical tape. Since you can't fatten up the arms of a bike rack by feeding it, you can wrap some electrical tape around the bars where the cradles will go. The fatter part of the bar will hold the cradles much better.

You can combine these two methods together also if you want.

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