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Old 01-23-11, 06:49 PM   #1
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Silly bike trailer question

I'm so very new to cycling that I am barely managing 2 miles or so a trip on a mtn bike, on a paved bike trail.

This weekend I replaced the knobbies with road tires, and picked up a trailer for my 40 lb son.

Todays ride was so much easier even while pulling him that I managed 3 miles with no problems what so ever. I would have gone further but I'm following Dr's orders

Is this the tires, or the trailer? Common sense tells me its the tires, but my common sense has failed me before. If it's the tires, I will be buying new tires for my husbands mtn bike immediately.

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Old 01-23-11, 07:37 PM   #2
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Knobby tires are for riding off road, in the dirt. Think off road truck tires -- big knobby, clunky tires. Remember that race cars have smooth tires. Same with bicycle tires. You were able to ride farther because of the smooth narrower tires.

Put road tires on your husbands bike and let him pull the trailer.

You'll probably ride 10 miles on your next outing.
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The child is only 4 pounds and you're putting him in a trailer? Either you are lying, ignorant, or a serious typo. 4 pounds is low birth weight.
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Riding knobbies you're wasting precious leg power making noise like a truck. Save your knobbies for mud or snow. You will notice the trailer on hills or against a headwind.

I thought this was going to be about silly trailers.
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The child is only 4 pounds and you're putting him in a trailer? Either you are lying, ignorant, or a serious typo. 4 pounds is low birth weight.
It was a typo. He's 40 lbs. He was born at 10, so 4 is a serious typo.
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It was a typo. He's 40 lbs. He was born at 10, so 4 is a serious typo.
Whew. My nursery nurse wife was livid.
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