Chariot Carrier and Alfine Hub
Has anyone put a Chariot Carrier on an Alfine and Disk brake equipped bike?
A few weeks ago, I emailed several bike manufacturers and Chariot to see if this was possible and received no response.
In the interim, my wife fell in love with the Giant Transend. The floor model was the DX, but she wanted the EX (Alfine and disk brake equipped). The LBS mechanic said it would fit so we ordered it.
Just this morning I received the following from one of the bike manufacturers:
"The Shimano axle is a precise length considering their lock-nuts and the axle is not long enough to add the Chariot mount. When the Shimano and SRAM hub engineers are designing their respective hubs, their priority is the function of the hub, so they are not terribly versatile as far as aftermarket modifications."
So now I've got a bike en route with doubts as to whether it will serve as intended. I searched and found a product called Bob Nutz, but don't know if it will work with the Chariot.
Any experience, advice, etc. is appreciated.
My wife and I have two youngsters, one car and can reach 95% of our location via bike (work, parks, groceries, market, etc.) so we really want to make this work.