Touring - "extra wheel" trailer
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06-13-11, 10:43 PM
I've looked closely at the "extra wheel" and think it would work just fine for my next tour because I need to pack a little extra food and water. My only concern is how it is attached to a bicycle. From pictures, it seems to be attached by the rear wheel hub "quick release". If that is the case, how does it pivot up and down without loosening the hub? I have extra bike frames, and am considering using them to make my own and attaching the pivot points to the frame similar to a kick stand mount rather than using the hub assembly. I also have extra rear bike racks which I would mount to the extra wheel rather than use the sling system.....any comments, pro or con, will be appreciated, thanks.
06-14-11, 12:51 AM
You can see some pictures about it here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53408455@N06/page2/).
I got to cut rear fender a little so it can be use with Extrawheel.IMO this is a very good trailer that can go with you anywhere because it follow your rear wheel.
Still found no problem about it. :)
Here are two reviews of the Extrawheel trailer (http://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=853).
06-14-11, 09:21 AM
It's a special axle end, made for the purpose, it is not a common axle nut.
And since you are talking about making something out of old bike frames, know,
the towing fork is Spring Steel, Tempered, which is tough to do in a shade tree shop.
06-14-11, 09:48 AM
Thank you, everyone, for the feedback. "Mardmakarm", your detailed pictures were exactly what I was looking for. They show the attachment mechanism, which the "Extra Wheel" online sites don't do adequately, thanks.
06-15-11, 03:21 AM
The ExtraWheel tracks beautifully and performs very well - there is absolutely no reason to make a different mounting system. I loved how easy it was to get it on and off - in a few seconds it was done. I never had any trouble with it coming off at all. Here is a comparison I did between the BOB and ExtraWheel - there are links to 2 other reviews of the ExtraWheel at the bottom of this article. http://familyonbikes.org/blog/?p=722
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