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    Burley trailer and disc brakes (Alternate Hitch)?

    I finally replaced my commute bike that was stolen last Fall. I got the Trek Portland. My old bike was disc on the front, and v-brake on the back. My mountain bike is full disc, and riding year round in Seattle, I opted for the full disc on the Portland.
    With the good weather (finally), I broke out the Burley trailer for my kids. It just had not occurred to me that I would not be able to pull the trailer as the classic hitch won't work with the disc brakes.
    I found that Burley offers and "Alternate Hitch" that replaces the quick release on the rear wheel.

    -First off, has anyone used a hitch like this before?
    -Second, I can't find any info on whether or not I can use this on my old Burley D'lite. The newer Burley's have a square arm, and my old one has a round tube. most of the photos I see of the alternate hitch look like it is made for the square tube.

    It may be moot as it seems a very scarce item (at least I am having problems finding one).

    Thanks!
    ~john

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    I had great results from calling Burley. They know the bikes and will be able to suggest the correct hitch for your bike. I had no trouble getting through and the person I talked to was great. Phone number is toll free and on their website.

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    I figured it out with a little digging. I need Burley Forged Standard Hitch: QR/Nutted and Burley Design Flex Connector for Round Tow Arm (Black). I got both of them on Amazon for around $30. Actually, I am pretty happy as it will be so much easier than hooking up the classic hitch. If it goes well, I might get a second hitch for my wife's bike.

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