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Old 07-18-08, 12:06 AM   #1
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Axle too short for trailer coupler?

I have a Trek 7.3 on which I'm trying to install a Schwinn/Instep coupler for our child trailer. The coupler attaches to the back axle (quick release). However, it seems that the axle is just barley enough as is; when I add the coupler, the axle will not reach through to meet the nut on the other side. Has anyone else experienced this, and is there a solution? The couple attaches fine to my old junker hybrid, but I'd much prefer to use the new ride for the trailer.
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Old 07-18-08, 08:26 AM   #2
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Just ride down to your local LBS, bring your coupler with you, and buy a longer skewer. They come the different lengths.
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Old 07-18-08, 10:23 AM   #3
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Longer skewer is the way to go, as suggested. I presume you've pushed in the springs on your existing skewer and it still won't reach?
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skewer

The Chariots come with a longer skewer, odd that others don't.
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