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I now have over 100 miles towing the canoe with my homemade trailer hitch pictured in the question. A schedule 40 PVC 1 1/4 (or 1 1/2?) to 1 inch connector is used as the hitch, the bike has a quick release for the seat, so loosen the seat pull the post out and center the connector and restore the seat = Connected, (takes like 5 seconds). The support arm ...


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I now have about 100 miles (160 KM) towing my 17 foot canoe behind my bike all of it with the hitch mounted to the seat post. I have been averaging about 5 - 6 miles per hour for distances of up to 15 miles (24 KM) on mostly straight and level trails (rail to trail). There have been occasional tight turns, and narrow areas. I do NOT have brakes on the ...


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Just adding anecdotal data: InStep trailer, removed upper fabric (kept bottom), added two additional square-steel-tubing bars between front and back rails, resting on those rails and affixed with screws. Normally carries two 18-gallon plastic bins directly; with bungees to stabilize them I can stack two more on top . That's plenty of space for a supermarket ...



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