Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Bikes: 2000 Litespeed Classic, 1984 Schwinn LeTour, 1998 Gary Fisher Marlin, 1969 Hercules, 1977 Sekai 5000 Superlite, 1993 Koga-Myata TerraLiner, 2013 Trek Farley.
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Trailer wheel wobble
I've towed my kids in a bike trailer quite a bit, and now the oldest is ready to ride a trailer wheel.
I just attached a trailer wheel for the first time, and took my son up and down the street to try it out.
I found the ride to be very wobbly and unstable-feeling at low speed, with the towed weight rocking noticeably from side to side.
Is this because this trailer wheel is a piece of junk, and a better model will ride better? (It's a shabby-looking thing I got for $10 at a garage sale.) Or is that just what they feel like, and could it be because my 5-year-old son (his first time riding on one) was tilting from side to side?