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Old 04-24-12, 12:22 PM   #1
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Pulling kids w/Specialized Allez?

Debating on whether or not my Allez will be able to pull a trailer with my two children? Any issues pulling a trailer with a road bike?
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It's made out of aluminum...not glass. It's just depends on what the seatpost is made out of if it mounts that way.
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It's doable, I've done it once or twice while the mtb was out of commission. Just watch out for sharp corners turns. I would say if you plan to do this a lot just buy a beater off CL, it will be much more comfortable.
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Pulling kids with a road bike make it handle really twitchy. I'd suggesting getting some wider bars, turn it into a flat bar road bike or just get a mtb. I used to pull my son on my Salsa Vaya which used had 42cm bars instead of the normal 40cm I usually used and it still made the bike handle really squirrely.
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I had a trailer for my kids and towed it behind my old steel bianchi. I hated it. The trailer clamped to the chain stay on the left side, and there was a pretty stiff spring that gave the trailer some "give" when I pedaled. Well, it felt like I was being pushed at all the wrong times and pulled when I was trying to push, but not consistent in any way that I could become accustomed to. It was awful. And heavy. It's hilly where I live so the trailer hasn't been used in years. I'd rather floss my teeth with barbed wire than use that damn trailer.

If you can test one out. There are probably much better models that are pleasant to use.
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I used to pull my kids in a Burley trailer on an older model steel Allez. Never had a problem. I finally decided they were getting too heavy for it when they turned 15.
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I finally decided they were getting too heavy for it when they turned 15.
You just need to HTFU!

I think my trailer was a Bell so get a Burley instead.
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