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It's difficult to answer such a broad question, and what I'd like to say is too long for a comment. While the trip appears to be gently downhill, there are a few hills. How will you go up them with that rig, and how will you slow the thing going down them? That trailer doesn't appear to have brakes. everything you will need is specialised, and not widely ...


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Maybe. It depends on differences beyond the hitch system for the trailer. Best bet is to find the model you want to upgrade to and take measurements and compare. Typically you will find that the trailer tongue is made of plain tubing (be it square or round). I doubt that this will change much between model lines and years. What will change is probably ...


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In addition to the alignment of the wheels, one needs to consider the alignment of the tongue. The pivot point where the tongue attaches to the bike should be exactly along the centerline of the trailer (even if the tongue is not attached to the center of the trailer), not off to one side. If the tongue (at the pivot point) is not centered then you are ...


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That is not scrub a bit - that is scrub a lot. I don't agree a softer tire will not scrub. Yes a softer tire will give bit but then it has no option but to scrub. With no load I suspect the wheels are not aligned perfectly and then those short short axles play. A little play on that short radius is a lot of alignment. I get you like the portability of ...


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Often the tires included with the trailers are low quality and will wear quite quickly especially with heavier loads (personal experience). If you simply bought the same tires as the manufacturer included with your trailer as the replacements your problem will persist. As an alternative, you may want to consider determining the tire size (should be printed ...


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I think what you're doing is great, but that you need to keep at it. I used to do exactly this, every day, regardless of weather or whether I wanted to or not, and I kept it up for about two years. My trips were about 6km total each day. My guess though is that this was some kind of situation where it doesn't normally fit your schedule, so you're just not ...


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My first suspicion would be the alignment on the wheels, if they are not properly aligned then they will wear, but I'm not certain what you can do to adjust the alignment on that trailer. Check the dish of the rims and also make sure that they are true, this may affect how the alignment and how the wheels roll and wear. If the tires are only wearing on the ...


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400 km on asphalt seems ridiculously low on any bicycle tire. Try some tough and very durable touring/commuter tires, like the Schwalbe Marathon line. On a bicycle, you should be getting well over 10k miles on those, though due to the smaller wheels on a trailer, you will likely get something less (a friend of mine who uses a recumbent trike gets ...


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A comfortable solution we used was to use a sort of hammock for our son. The model of trailer we have is a Croozer Kid, which offers a hammock that fits it frame. The hammock is attached to the top bar of the trailer, the front bar and the back bar. The third link to the back bar is needed to reduce bouncing. In between this triangle you can then span your ...


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There are many things that make biking more difficult in the cold. By far the largest factor is air resistance. At normal temperatures, the air drag grows as the square of the speed, and becomes greater than the sum of all other losses at speeds over 12km/h. A 30C drop in temperature makes the air about 10% denser, and drag is proportional to air density. ...



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