Tandem Cycling - trailer
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08-20-07, 10:50 AM
I am trying to help out a friend that is new to tandems. He has a nashbar cargo trailer and needs a special skewer for the 145mm spacing. The skewer that nashbar uses looks like a piece of rod that is just threaded on both ends. Can someone tell me if one like this is available or will we need to have one custom made?
I had no trouble finding a quick release skewer for our Trek tandem at my lbs. I used it on the trailer before switching to a Draftmaster.
08-20-07, 12:09 PM
Hmmm, my LBS tried to get me a longer skewer for my trailer, but Trek said the normal skewer is the only one and that it would work, so I am using it. I was told that the standard skewers wouldn't work, the skewer needed to be strong enough for towing.
08-20-07, 03:00 PM
If it uses the same mechanism as the BOB Trailer, the BOB Trailer has a skewer for 145 mm spacing. (and 160mm for Santanas)
08-21-07, 08:57 AM
I dont know if it uses the same set-up as a bob trailer or not. If someone could post a close up pic of a bob trailer mounting skewer it might solve my problem.
08-21-07, 09:41 AM
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