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    Bike trailer for Brompton (6+ mths baby)?

    Does all trailers - especially for toddlers fit Bromptons with little problem and don't require a "Bromptons" adaptor? Thanks in advance.

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    It's really not recommended to put a kid in a trailer until they're at least a year old. (Risk of brain injury from vibration).
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    A car seat was used by a car-free friend (decades ago) attached to the deck of their bike trailer ..
    [yea, 1 year + is usually suggested]

    as far as hitching a trailer to a Brompton , a lot of 2 wheel trailers use a fitting that the left axle nut holds on.

    Chariot bike trailers, (now owned by Thule) use a ball lolly elasatomer in a stainless metal socket .

    See : Thule Chariot Carrier Parts | Bike Kid Shop | Bike Kid

    I have that hitch on my Carry Freedom City, with a Brompton because the ball is free to rotate in the hitch socket
    and so It allows the fold under of the rear wheel to function as usual , as it's kickstand.

    more trailers maybe fine , but the rear wheel fold cannot happen Burly has a pin to pivot horizontally .
    the elastomer flexes when you lean the bike into turns , but has its limits , then you unhook the trailer ..


    so keyvin, you put off on the low end Allen, and Instep trailers,you asked about earlier ..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    A car seat was used by a car-free friend (decades ago) attached to the deck of their bike trailer ..
    [yea, 1 year + is usually suggested]

    as far as hitching a trailer to a Brompton , a lot of 2 wheel trailers use a fitting that the left axle nut holds on.

    Chariot bike trailers, (now owned by Thule) use a ball lolly elasatomer in a stainless metal socket .

    See : Thule Chariot Carrier Parts | Bike Kid Shop | Bike Kid

    I have that hitch on my Carry Freedom City, with a Brompton because the ball is free to rotate in the hitch socket
    and so It allows the fold under of the rear wheel to function as usual , as it's kickstand.

    more trailers maybe fine , but the rear wheel fold cannot happen Burly has a pin to pivot horizontally .
    the elastomer flexes when you lean the bike into turns , but has its limits , then you unhook the trailer ..


    so keyvin, you put off on the low end Allen, and Instep trailers,you asked about earlier ..?
    Actually, I already ordered the Allen Sports Premium Aluminum, while my friend ordered the Instep Take 2. Very good reviews for them, and if they didn't work, the trailers would sell - used - at a very good price anyways. My friend is using a Dahon, so I think he shouldn't have a problem on his side.

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    Anyway you can always change the hitch hardware, the shipping carton for it,
    some other hitch, being not too big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delcrossv View Post
    It's really not recommended to put a kid in a trailer until they're at least a year old. (Risk of brain injury from vibration).
    The view is different in Europe. We live in the Netherlands and with a good trailer (preferably with suspension) on smooth roads many people in Europe start from 6-8 weeks old. Others wait until 3-4 months (depends on how you feel about it and the kid's own strength) but certainly after 6 months no one would blink an eye at a baby in a bike trailer!

    At 6-8 weeks, I'm not talking about touring of course but rather short trips: to the supermarket or to daycare and back, for example.
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