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Questions tagged [trailer]

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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What is this part of a bicycle trailer called, and where can I find a replacement?

I have a Schwinn double bicycle trailer for my kids, but it is broken. The black plastic part pictured fits at the base of the right wall and connects it to the trailer frame. A bolt goes through the ...
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Can I convert Kiddicarrier jogger to a bike trailer?

Kiddiecarrier jogger/stroller. Any tips on how to convert/attach to a bike?
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How do wheel chair hubs/axles work?

I'm trying to build a trailer and would like to use wheels with the quick release wheelchair hub/axle mechanism. What I'm not understanding is how these would hold in the actual half inch pipe? Is ...
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Burley push button wheels and axle?

I'm looking into building my own trailer and I want something similar to Burley's push button wheel system. My question is, where do I obtain similar wheels/axles? Here is the Travoy, one of their ...
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Are there any bike tires that can hold 500 lbs (225 kg) each?

I'm trying to design a 5 foot by 10 foot trailer to tow behind my bike and wanted to use bike tires. I googled this: "bike tire load chart" — but found nothing useful there. The most useful thing I ...
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Does toddler need a helmet inside a bicycle trailer?

I am thinking about buying a trailer for my 1yo daughter. They are quite common in my region (southern Germany) but I haven't seen a single kid with a helmet inside. I know that there is no law that ...
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Dog Trailer Wheel size - for commuting/touring

I'm upgrading my dog's ride from our old beat-up kid Burley, to a trailer made specifically for pets. I've found one with aluminum frame that looks affordable & comfy for my pooch.... Question: ...
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RPM regulation of direct hub motors

I found this bike push-trailer. Because the trailer project is open-source I discovered that the used hub motor is MUXUS XF40 (specs here) In many places on the internet a learned that if such ...
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How do I true a trailer wheel?

We use a Croozer Kid For Two, and we love it. I replaced the tires recently, but badly: one twisted, making the wheel look like it was out-of-true -- to the extent people started stopping me to tell ...
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Where can I get a replacement drawbar for a bike trailer?

I've bought a trailer second-hand (it's really two trailers welded together - quite original) and I don't know what brand it is. Eventually, after several years the drawbar simply broke. This is the ...
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Experience biking with child trailer during winter?

What's your experience biking with child trailer during winter in the city? I live in Cracow, Poland. Recent winters were almost snow-less, but it's <0°C cold and slippery anyway. I am used to ...
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What are the advantages of the Burley hitch design?

Burley uses a polymer hitch (the black plastic) which allows some degree of movement between the trailer and bike: Most inexpensive trailers use a spring to provide that flexibility: I've only used ...
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Croozer hitch — axle quick release lever on the left?

The croozer manual states that to mount the axle hitch [with the hitch on the left/non-drive side and the quick release axle skewer oriented such that the quick release is on the right/drive side]: ...
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How is bicycle trailer stability affected by hitch position?

Bicycle trailers commonly connect to the bike in one of four hitch positions: A. Rear drop-out (single-sided, usually left/NDS drop-out) 1B. Rear drop-out (both sides; often found in BOB trailers) ...
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Is there a lightweight electric assist braking system that can be applied to a bicycle trailer?

I am building a bicycle trailer that i would like to have its own braking system due to its weight. I'm wondering what the best way to accomplish that would be.
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What happens to the dynamics of a bike as a trailer load approaches a significant percentage of the weight of the bike and rider?

An average bike trailer might add 5-10 kilos to the weight of a bike, while not zero its also a small amount of the overall system mass. How do the dynamics of the combination change, as the weight ...
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Child sleeping in bike trailer

My husband and I like to take our 3.5 year old daughter for bike rides and she rides in a trailer. But the problem is that she is sitting idly on a calm, mostly smooth ride on a bike path surrounded ...
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Max weight for Weber Coupling trailer

My trailer is attached to my roadbike with a weber coupling system. How much weight can I pull safely without breaking my frame?
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Kids trailer (Weber hitch) on a folding bike (Tern Link)

Is it possible to attach a kids trailer (a Thule Chariot) on a folding bike? As I already have 2 bikes with a Weber hitch, I would prefer to use that on the folding bike as well. Currently, I want to ...
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Seating issues with plastic wheels

On a Thule Chariot Trailer (back when sold as Trek), it came with the plastic wheels. I got it second hand so I assume the tires are stock. The tires are rated for 55 psi, but they slip off the ...
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What is the technical name for the push-on type of wheels that are found on some bicycle trailers?

The trailer wheels have their own axle that stays in place via a spring-loaded ball bearing. (They are quite different from the various axles usually found on bicycles themselves; those have some ...
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Looking for bike trailer with pedals for a disabled, older adult

Is there a way to have a pull-along bike trailer w/pedals (similar to the child sized trailer in the pic above) -- but sized for a disabled adult?
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Camber angle on a two-wheel trailer?

I am not aware of any two-wheeled trailer with (intentional) camber. Are there any? If not, why don't two-wheeled trailers use a little bit of negative camber? I think it would reduce the stress on ...
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dynamo powered lighting for bike and trailer

Is there wiring diagrams i can look at to get an idea on how to wire up this bottleneck dynamo to my bike and maby trailer. I've been through pages of internet blah but found nothing yet help please?
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A two successive wheel trailer ; would it work? (followme-tandem)

TL;DR Why does the followme-tandem have the kids front wheel off the ground? I'm looking into the followme-tandem, which attaches a child's bicyle to the back of an adult's bike to make a trailer-...
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Is it appropriate to carry furniture with bike and suggestion for equipment

I am coming from a culture where there are not many bike roads. But now I am moving to a place where bike roads are awesome and cool. Since I do not know the "bike culture" well in Denmark while I ...
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City Bikes vs E-Bikes with baby trailer

We moved the Denmark where the bicycle roads are extremely good and there are only a few hills. Our house a bit far from the center so my wife and I will need to ride like 8-9km to city center quite ...
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Are the wheels of Thule and Burley two wheeled trailers interchangeable?

I have a Thule Cougar trailer and I would love to put these Burley fat tire wheels on it. Because reasons. The push button hubs on the Burley wheels look the same as the ones used on my Thule, but I ...
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How do you lock up your bike trailer?

Many of us pull bike trailers - whether one-wheeled or two-wheeled -- cargo or kids. What is the best way to lock up trailers - especially when you're commuting? Most trailers come with a quick-...
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Will trailer be my best option? If not, what is?

I need to take a backpack with me that's literally wider than my body and about as tall as my torso and neck, it weighs around 15-20kg. What I'm concerned about is roads that aren't so good or ...
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How to prevent trailer hitch bracket rotation?

I am using a croozer kid bicycle trailer with a solid rear axle (shimano nexus 7). The hitch is the kind that goes on the rear axle between the left nut and the anti-axle-rotation nut for the gearhub. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...