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Dec
16
comment Burley Flex Connector, square tube vs round tube, does it really matter?
To followup on this. I'm still using the round connector, but I have less than 100 miles with it. I should have used the square and removed some material to let it fit. The round is in there a little loose, so I'll have to wrap it a once or twice with a inner tube. When I get more miles on it I'll post an answer.
Dec
16
comment Is there a possibility to mount a 2014/2015 Croozer Cargo trailer hitch onto a 2012/2013 model?
It probably won't make too much difference. Burley has a "square" tube flex connector which I questioned myself (bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/21666/…). I ended up using the round tube in this case because the square didn't fit. My other trailer is also a round tube. In this photo, the connector is a tad loose and jiggles so I will probably wrap some old inner tube to make up for it.
Dec
16
comment Which is the safest side to place a foldable rack-attaching bike basket?
Have you tried it? Grab some old milk jugs and fill them with water. If you have serious issues, then you can dump the water. I have at times went out for a gallon of milk and only used 1 pannier to bring it home. Google tells me that is 3.9 Kg hanging off one side. I haven't noticed handling issues with it.
Dec
16
comment Is there a possibility to mount a 2014/2015 Croozer Cargo trailer hitch onto a 2012/2013 model?
I'll give you an answer to preserve the image and provide a little more info. If you provide measurements on your existing setup like the inner diameter or the tongue tube and how far back the securing bolt is then we might be able to provide some advice.
Dec
16
answered Is there a possibility to mount a 2014/2015 Croozer Cargo trailer hitch onto a 2012/2013 model?
Dec
15
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Dec
15
comment How to clean and brighten reflective wall tires
I added a note in the question pointing out an observation I have made about the reflective strip. It looks like for these tires it is some kind of tape maybe? I found the application start and stop point. The end of it overlaps the start and has peeled back some. Looks like it doesn't stick well to itself.
Dec
15
comment How to clean and brighten reflective wall tires
@Johnny I'm trying to do both really. The strip is wide enough to give the tires a nice white wall look without looking like dinner plates. I just cleaned it because the grime was getting unsightly. They still reflected just fine though, I have a few brag photos to show for that.
Dec
15
revised How to clean and brighten reflective wall tires
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Dec
14
comment Is there a possibility to mount a 2014/2015 Croozer Cargo trailer hitch onto a 2012/2013 model?
So far I'm not seeing anything special about these trailers. Perhaps a closeup photo of your existing one that shows the hitch and some of the tongue? Here my own example photo: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17697050/2014-05-22%2019.46.02.jpg This photo shows the results of a swap I did.
Dec
13
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Dec
12
comment Is there a possibility to mount a 2014/2015 Croozer Cargo trailer hitch onto a 2012/2013 model?
Some photos of your existing setup and the setup you want to goto would be helpful. If they are just using standard tubing for the tongue, then it should be an easy swap. I have converted 2 none-burly trailers to use the flex connectors without any hassle at all.
Dec
10
comment Is it possible to get a slow leak straight after installing new tires?
I had this issue, but I found out that the new tire was defected. It had wire beads and they was separating from the rest of the tire. This caused the tube to expand into the hole and rub the tire belts or to get pinched on the rim.
Dec
9
comment Why are wheels so important for racing?
Don't forget that a tire upgrade brings instant gratification up front as well for not a lot of money. You might not notice a weight difference in other components but going form a cheap OEM tire to a quality street tire which improves rolling resistance or puncture resistance can be a big improvement upfront.
Dec
8
comment Tyre bulge when inflated, new
Double check that the bead is not defective as well. I had a bulge on a tire (more along that it wasn't seated evenly) but found out later that the bead was separating. I got lucky, it caused small tube punctures before it ripped off.
Dec
5
comment Gmc Denali - good bike on a 200 budget?
If your friends have the tools, axles are $20 for the part, $5 for the bearings, $10 for the lube, and $6 for the beer (either for you or for bribe) plus an hour or two in an afternoon.
Dec
1
comment Medium size cargo solution for road-bike for commuting
Topeak bags are water resistant. I have to be out in pouring rain for 30 minutes before my clothes in the side pannier start to get wet. If I know ahead of time, I'll put them in a "walmart sack" plastic shopping bag. I noticed that the lower portions get wet first. It drys fast as well, just straddle it on the edge of the bath tub overnight. I have packed my rain gear in barely noticeably damp a few times and had it mold in a few days.
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
@tvandenbrande right, the fiberglass portion is what I'm talking about. I have a few trailers that used the spring hitch system, they are horrible, constant tug and rebound. I replaced the hitches with the Burley flex connector system. It works really well, and takes all the falls, lay downs, and emergency stops with jackknifing I have thrown at it.
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
Sheldon Brown's website (sheldonbrown.com/tires.html) has some additional info that might be helpful here. There is a section on trailers and trikes. No solutions, but helps with understanding the forces involved. I'm sure that the one sided axle mount doesn't help either (compared to regular dropouts). What size of tires does it have? Picture looks like 20's, smaller the tire, more rotations it needs to go the same distance.
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
@ShemSeger Some of the kid trailers do have a suspension on them, it isn't common. Nothing really advance, perhaps a frame member designed to flex.