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Trailers?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by zummerzet_lou, 16 Nov 2007.

  1. zummerzet_lou

    zummerzet_lou New Member

    Location:
    Christchurch, UK
    Just a quickie really ....

    My new bike, Sirrus comp has carbon rear stays ... would you tow a kiddies trailer with this bike .. with 2 lil'uns in?

    My old bike was a bit of a work horse so didn't give it a 2nd thought .... just don't want to knacker this one as I need it for commuting.

    TIA,

    Lou
     
  2. OP
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    zummerzet_lou

    zummerzet_lou New Member

    Location:
    Christchurch, UK
    Just a quickie really ....

    My new bike, Sirrus comp has carbon rear stays ... would you tow a kiddies trailer with this bike .. with 2 lil'uns in?

    My old bike was a bit of a work horse so didn't give it a 2nd thought .... just don't want to knacker this one as I need it for commuting.

    TIA,

    Lou
     
  3. Depends entirely on the style of hitch Lou. If it clamps on to the LH stay then its a definite no no.

    Prettyboytim had an issue with such a hitch and replaced it with one which installed under the QR. Theres a thread about it somewhere.
     
  4. Depends entirely on the style of hitch Lou. If it clamps on to the LH stay then its a definite no no.

    Prettyboytim had an issue with such a hitch and replaced it with one which installed under the QR. Theres a thread about it somewhere.
     
  5. OP
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    zummerzet_lou

    zummerzet_lou New Member

    Location:
    Christchurch, UK
    Yes .. it has a rubber clamp with attaches to the lower (horizontal) stay.

    I have a rear seat for 1 child, but wanted to take both out at the weekend :-(
     
  6. OP
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    zummerzet_lou

    zummerzet_lou New Member

    Location:
    Christchurch, UK
    Yes .. it has a rubber clamp with attaches to the lower (horizontal) stay.

    I have a rear seat for 1 child, but wanted to take both out at the weekend :-(
     
  7. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Definately no! As above or look out for a Trek hitch which attaches to the QR.
     
  8. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Definately no! As above or look out for a Trek hitch which attaches to the QR.
     
  9. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    As mickle mentioned, you'd probably be better off with a different hitch, one with an attachment that gets held in place by the quick release skewer. I modified my trailer to use the Carry Freedom Hitch, which has a hook that fits onto the bike (mine came with two) and a hitch which hooks onto the hook. I got mine from Velorution. Its cost £15.

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  10. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    As mickle mentioned, you'd probably be better off with a different hitch, one with an attachment that gets held in place by the quick release skewer. I modified my trailer to use the Carry Freedom Hitch, which has a hook that fits onto the bike (mine came with two) and a hitch which hooks onto the hook. I got mine from Velorution. Its cost £15.

    [​IMG]