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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2 wheeled trailer - wheel position/weight distribution

Two wheeled trailers usually have the wheels in the middle as far as I know. I understand this minimizes additional weight on the back wheel of the towing bike. But wouldn't moving the wheels back on ...
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Designing Bike Trailers – Especially the hitch and load

I'm taken with the idea of the Wide Path Camper, but not with the weight or the cost of getting one delivered to the US, so I was thinking it would be a fun project to try my hand at designing and ...
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Burley trailer hitch noise

We tow a Burley Nomad trailer behind our tandem. Love the trailer, but the hitch rattles and makes enough noise to be annoying. Grease or chain lube quiets it temporarily, but not for long. Does ...
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Find or fabricate a metal bracket for bicycle trailer

My family and I just recently jumped into cycling. We bought two bikes for my wife and myself and a pull behind trailer for our 1.5 year old little girl. Problem is, my bike has a very small point ...
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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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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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Combining a Dynamo hub with a single speed geared hub setup

In theory, can you build a dynamo hub, say a SON, with a fixie/single speed gear, all mounted in the same hub and wheel? I will be building a touring rig with an extra wheel trailer and I would like ...
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Bicycle trailer wheel size

I'm drawing up a plan for a trailer, I've looked at quite a few online and some have larger wheels than others. Does anyone know if a bigger wheel (or smaller) conveys any advantage to handling or ...
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Best setup for lightweight cycle touring with Ti road bike

Should I use rack or trailer? Touring would be B & B normally, but might involve some minimal-gear camping (no cooking) occasionally. If a rack - what type is best? - there are no braze-ons for a ...
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How to haul 3 recumbent trikes by car

There are 3 of us with recumbent Terra trikes and need to purchase a trailer or rack to hold them. There are a lot of different trails in Florida and we want to ride them. The trikes don't fold. So ...
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Bicycle Trailer pulls back wheel sideways

I have 2 bikes. A touring bike and a mountain bike. The touring bike pulls my 40 lb daughter, snacks, and water just fine (with a Burley classic hitch). The mountain bike on the other hand pulls for ...
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Can I use a Brompton bike with a trailer like the Thule Chariot Cougar?

I wonder if I can use a Brompton bike with a trailer like the Thule Chariot Cougar? It uses the so called Thule Axle Mount and I wonder if it is compatible to the bike. At this point, it is just ...
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Towing with a Recumbent Trike, Tadpole or Delta?

I have some experience towing with an upright bike I am considering getting a recumbent trike, as my back side does not last as long as my legs. With an upright bike I automatically move my weight ...
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Schwinn Spirit Trailer - Bearing Repair

I bought a used Schwinn Spirit trailer and have converted it into a flatbed to use on a self-supported tour. I'm working on the wheels right now, but I am having trouble removing the old sealed ...
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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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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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Traffic free events in London or Kent

I'm looking for traffic free events in London or Kent so I can enjoy a ride with my young daughter. I know about the Prudential FreeCycle ride on Jul 30th 2016. Any other recommendations? Any long ...
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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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What are my options for a bike trailer? [closed]

I took my car off the road to save money but sometimes I need to transport large heavy items like a 60 pound flooded lead acid golf cart battery. Is there anything I can attach to my bike that can ...
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I'm shopping for a child trailer. Should I get one with suspension?

I'm shopping for a child trailer. Models with suspension get quite expensive, but it seems like that would be a great feature to reduce strain on the kiddo. If you have a trailer with suspension, do ...
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How Can I Strengthen Bicycle Trailer Axles? [duplicate]

I own a bicycle trailer and the stock parts are terrible at best. (Aosom Elite II.) Where can I find high quality bearings, axles shafts, axle sleeves? Can I source them or will they have to be ...
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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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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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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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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 heavy-...
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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 brakes on a trailer, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel.
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Attaching kid trailer to rear triangle

Have a cube aim sl MTB and a kid trailer that's designed to attach to the rear bottom side of the rear triangle with a clamp. The problem is that the clamp is not big enough to safely attach to the ...
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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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B.o.B Yak Trailer on car

Any suggestions for how to carry a B.o.B. Yak (or Ibex) on a roof rack? I drive a small station wagon and the trailer is a bit big to fit comfortably in the car with our other gear when we travel with ...
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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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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 load/...
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Replacing rubber connection in a bicycle trailer coupling

I salvaged an old bicycle trailer. I have one concern though. The bar that goes from the trailer to the bike, I believe it's called the tow hitch, ends with a small rubber coupling, to allow for ...
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Grocery Shopping by bike, expanding my cargo options cheaply

Can I take a shopping cart like say this one and safely attach it to a bike? I'd like to also take it into the store with me as well.
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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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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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How to build a Camping trailer, and riding across country with it [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 no-...
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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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Recommendations for transporting twins on the front of a bike

are there any child seats that can be used for twins (6 month old)? I don't like the idea of putting them in a trailer as I suspect its easy for cars to not see it. Also - special bonus point to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...