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    Carbon Fiber Trailer?

    Where can I find one?

    I have seen several Carbon Fiber trailers in pictures. Mostly in Vintage Bike mag.. Help point me in the right direction. thx

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    There was one in the Oregon Manifest from Parlee or someone like that. You might want to ask in the touring section. If you're pulling a trailer on a long distance ride, you're doing it wrong. This forum is for riders that don't have the sense to stop for the night.

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    Ive been doing up to 600k on my Colnago C50 with a small handlebar bag, and the rest in my jersey.. Living mostly on the Credit card for food.. The trailers I saw were single wheel with panniers on both sides of the wheel. It looked very light.. I am just trying not to buy another bike since I spent 10 grand on this one..

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    a gent that rides for the rapha continental team and is a local (to me) in burlington, vt area has one. parlee i think. i've seen him on his rig, but never with the trailer.

    here's a video of it.

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    Even though I can't see the video, from the description I'm pretty sure that's the one that was entered in the Oregon Manifest competition. I think it was specially built for the competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Hands View Post
    Ive been doing up to 600k on my Colnago C50 with a small handlebar bag, and the rest in my jersey.. Living mostly on the Credit card for food.. The trailers I saw were single wheel with panniers on both sides of the wheel. It looked very light.. I am just trying not to buy another bike since I spent 10 grand on this one..
    i think you mean an extra wheel trailer...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Hands View Post
    Ive been doing up to 600k on my Colnago C50 ...
    Holey Mollee! You're not going to put a trailer on a Colnago C-50 are you??? That's sacrilege! I thought putting a seat post mounted rack on mine was bad enough!
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    After viewing the video I thought this would be the perfect solution. Lightweight (less than 4 lbs), keeps all the extra weight of stuffed panniers off my bike, and so on.. I called Parlee this morning to get a price and some more information. Apparently the trailer was a one off custom designed for a specific race. Designed to carry a six pack of beer for 80 miles.. Thats why the compartment has a divider inside. They are in the process of making a few design changes, and then will sell them for around the cost of a new frame ($5000 to 7000 dollars US). I know custom stuff is expensive, but this is over the top price wise for me.. Anyway if someone wants one they are available with a 6 month wait time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Hands View Post
    After viewing the video I thought this would be the perfect solution. Lightweight (less than 4 lbs), keeps all the extra weight of stuffed panniers off my bike, and so on.. I called Parlee this morning to get a price and some more information. Apparently the trailer was a one off custom designed for a specific race. Designed to carry a six pack of beer for 80 miles.. Thats why the compartment has a divider inside. They are in the process of making a few design changes, and then will sell them for around the cost of a new frame ($5000 to 7000 dollars US). I know custom stuff is expensive, but this is over the top price wise for me.. Anyway if someone wants one they are available with a 6 month wait time.
    thats some expensive beer.
    extra wheel is something i've really liked the idea of.
    and they have a new version designed for traditional panniers...
    and the wheel can be a match to your bike - so you have a spare along.

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    Why don't you try a seatpost mounted rack like the one on my bike? They come in lots of sizes. I do 1200k rides with it. Works great.
    can someone tell me how to adjust the pic size so it's not so big?
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    Holey Mollee! You're not going to put a trailer on a Colnago C-50 are you??? That's sacrilege! I thought putting a seat post mounted rack on mine was bad enough!
    Ha Ha, talking about sacrilege! Is that a triple on a C50?

    Just teasing. I will probably have to try that post mount but I didn't want to.
    Last edited by Hairy Hands; 01-20-10 at 10:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Hands View Post
    Ha Ha, talking about sacrilege! Is that a triple on a C50?

    Just teasing. I will probably have to try that post mount but I didn't want to.
    Touche! In my defense it is an ultra-rare Tru-Vativ Carbon Triple. For the type of racing/riding I do it's essential. The fact that the rest of the components are Ultegra and DA, not Campy, I have no excuse!
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Hands View Post
    I will probably have to try that post mount but I didn't want to.
    Consider soft bags...



    And for touring I add a front harness for sleep system:


    And with a small frame pack (Jandd) I can do lite touring...

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