Kid trailers, cargo trailers, pet trailers, anything you pull behind your bike. Could also mean an Xtracycle or similar tag-along bike.

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Trailer connection, off the shelf parts and proven performer

I am planning a long bike and canoe trip (bike tows canoe, canoe carries bike and cart), There are a couple of purpose built products for towing a canoe with a bike dumb stick & woody hitch but ...
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Is there a possibility to mount a 2014/2015 Croozer Cargo trailer hitch onto a 2012/2013 model?

I've got a 2012/2013 Croozer Cargo trailer and its trailer hitch is very clunky. It's also difficult to couple and uncouple and I've hurt myself multiple times on the quadratic bolt sticking out at ...
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Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation

We love to travel by bike. Last summer we did a trip of about 650km on mostly asphalted roads (with quite some medium long climbs and descends) with our son in a bike trailer (type Croozer, see ...
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Biking in the winter more difficult?

I have two kids (about 70lbs/30kgs combined) whom I during the summer frequently took biking in a trailer (once I got them used to it, say a dozen trips this summer or slightly more). I biked 5+ ...
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How to build surge brakes on bike trailer?

There are a couple of pretty good answers How to make a cargo trailer? after looking at them, the answer at What are the safety concerns of a high vs a low mount trailer hitch? doing some other ...
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Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?

I'm considering getting a trailer bike for my 3 year old (image below) but want to know if it will help or hurt progression toward him riding independently. He's amazingly fast on his Strider ...
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How to build a Camping trailer, and riding across country with it

I'm trying to build a camping trailer for my vintage Schwin Le Tour. I want to ride my bike across country and camp in this the whole way. I was wondering if anyone has done this before, and if anyone ...
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What are the safety concerns of a high vs a low mount trailer hitch?

When you google for images of (canoe & bike) you find two basic solutions to towing a canoe with a bike. A traditional axle mounted tralier is modified to have a tongue long enough to ...
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Making my children's bike trailer more comfortable

I'd like to know what I can do to increase the comfort and enjoyment of my two toddlers while riding in the bike trailer, typically for short to medium distances (3-4 miles most often, around a half ...
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Why did the hydraulic disc brake stop working when riding down a steep mountain?

I rode my mountain-bike with a bicycle trailer attached. Three kids (age 4 to 8) were inside the trailer (trailer made of steel). We went down from about 500 m above sea level to 150 m above sea level ...
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Easy build, high weight capacity trailer for Burning Man [closed]

TL;DR I want to make a high capacity trailer from bamboo to ride around at a desert festival. Bamboo structure (probably 1.5" or 2" major strength lengths, 1" for crosses) Hitch using bamboo & ...
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Burley Flex Connector, square tube vs round tube, does it really matter?

I have a new flatbed trailer that uses a square tube tow bar instead of a round like my kid trailer has. Since I'm setup on the Burley system, I need to use a flex connector for the new trailer. I ...
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Do I need to be concerned about a carbon frame if I attach a bike trailer?

We have a bike trailer with the hitch attached to the rear axle. The frame of my wife's bike frame is part carbon (right around the rear axle), which I understand is more brittle than other materials. ...
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Aerodynamic kid's trailer with suspension

I'm looking for an aerodynamic kid's trailer to tow behind my Velomobiel Quest. Some corner points: Needs to be attached at axle height don't care for the coupling, because that needs to be replaced ...
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does anyone sell bicycle trailers with brakes?

I recently was involved in a wreck, because I was unable to slow my trailer. I am thinking about building a refit kit to install breaks on a trailer, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel.
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Hitch for a cart for braking

I was designing a cart for personal use. I live in an area with elevations on the road, and I fear braking might be an issue for the cart I have behind my bike. Can anyone suggest a good mechanism ...
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A Cart for a Bicycle

I was looking at building a Cart/cargo for attaching to the back of my bike. Are you guys aware of any DIY kits or manufacturers that can build it to my specifications. I did look at some on the ...
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Do dry wheel bearings increase drag?

My kid trailer I have had for a few years has, in the past few weeks, been noticeably harder to pull. I checked it over and I found that not only are my wheel cones are a little loose, that I can ...
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What is an alternative hitch for the Re~Cycled bike trailer?

What is an alternative trailer hitch for the Re~Cycled bike trailer? This is the webpage of the trailer http://www.re-cycle.org/sites/re-cycle.org/files/Trailer.pdf The reason I don't like it is ...
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Are there adult bicycle passenger trailers for adults in Australia?

I understand that there are kids bicycle trailers, but are there adult bicycle trailers? Specifically selling in Australia?
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How can I find an adult-sized passenger trailer? [closed]

Are bicyle passenger trailers limited to child sizes? I have looked for larger sizes but most stores only offer trailers sized for children. It would be an inline trailer sized for a small to medium ...
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Inline trailers

Anyone know of a bike trailer that is narrow (like a BOB Yak) for kids? We have a co-pilot trailer, but the width is pretty wide, often maxing out a sidewalk making it hard to pass or be passed. We ...
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Crate of beer as cargo

I recently bought a two wheel cargo-trailer without suspension, and I am quite happy with it. My main issue is that it gets incredibly loud when carrying a crate of beer, especially an empty one. Is ...
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Is there a do-it-yourself way to tow a kid's bike?

We drop our kid at school in the mornings, and I'd like to bike over to pick her up after school. I've picked her up on our tandem (that's one reason I got the tandem), but she'd like to ride her own ...
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How can I find a biking club that has a group for riding with kids in a trailer?

How can I find a biking club that has a group for riding with kids in a trailer? I prefer to ride in a group.
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Securing a bike trailer

My wife and I just purchased bikes for ourselves and a CoPilot Model A trailer for our 2-year-old. We can lock up our bikes fairly easily, but the trailer leaves us a bit lost. Everything on the ...
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A good bicycle trailer I can order

I would like to purchase a bicycle trailer, to take bottles to the depot and pickup stuff from the hardware store from time to time. What is a good one to get?
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Anyone found a good way to transport kids with a Strida?

Are there any compatible trailers or such for a Strida?
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Burley trailer hitch, classic or alternative?

I've just bought a new bike that I intend to tow my Burley trailer. I've always used a standard hitch before but this will not fit on this bike because of the way the rear drop out is made. I gather ...
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How can many people move a car -trailer with bicycles?

I need to move a trailer like this one here but with 4 wheels (two on both sides). I have no access to cars. The distance is about 100km or more, and I am a bit unsure how I am going to move it: ...
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Converting kid trailer to cargo trailer

I just purchased a kid trailer to convert as a utility trailer. I paid $75 for it used. I could not find a cargo trailer for under $200 plus shipping (probably large). The trailer is also rated up ...
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How to attach and mount wheels onto a cargo trailer?

I am planning a bike to move heavy things, separate question here, and sixtyfootersdude is doing a cargo trailer that converges to some extent with my goal to move cargo here. I am not sure whether ...
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Recumbent, diamond-frame or trailer to move heavy things?

Heavy things can be a lot of books, full beer cans, construction woods and other misc in a place where I cannot use a car and the trip is long and suitable for riding. So which one would you favor? ...
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Where to find a good bicycle-trailer lighting system…in Canada

We have a child trailer (like this--link has better side/rear view but requires flash) and want to be seen by cars when biking at night. The little red blinking bike lights available in our area ...
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Alternatives to trailers for transporting young children

A representative in Oregon has recently introduced a bill that would prohibit children under the age of six from riding in bicycle trailers. While it is far too early to tell whether this bill will ...
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Is taking a bike TRAILER on SF Bay Area Rapid Transit permitted?

My partner and I were considering purchasing a Burley Travoy (http://www.burley.com/products/cargo-utilities/travoy.cfm). We thought we might do this because we like to get groceries at Rainbow in ...
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Will a bicycle trailer damage my (steel) bicycle?

I have a rhode gear trailer with a 100 lb capacity, similar to the burley and other brands, that attaches to the left chainstay (see image of hitch below). I currently have it attached to my ...
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Trailer hitch between a bike and trailer?

I want to make a bike cargo trailer. It seems to me that making the hitch will be one of the most difficult parts so I opened a separate question for this. How would you attach the trailer to the ...
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How to make a cargo trailer?

This page is for a general answer and it consists of at least two main parts: personal experience and technical part. The technical parts are perhaps the two hardest parts. Has anyone attempted to ...
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One vs. Two wheeled bike trailers

I am considering making or buying a bike trailer. It seems to me that the most important desision I need to make is whether to have a one wheeled bike trailer like the Bob or a two wheeled bike ...
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Transporting groceries

What's the best way to transport groceries on rough roads without breakage? (My town has a generous budget for potholes.) I currently use a 2-wheeled cargo trailer, but it there anything I can do to ...