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    I think it's neat and has a visual appeal to...

    I think it's neat and has a visual appeal to being different. Obvious flex in the wheel will require a hub based/ disc brake assembly, but I can see if painted or colored right to fit fine on beach...
  2. "too crowded" is just another term for "needs a...

    "too crowded" is just another term for "needs a cow catcher on the trailer". But seriously, 1 person kid trailers are narrow so don't discount them for being as wide as a sheet of 4x8 plywood. ...
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    I read someone who said it, I'll say it too, make...

    I read someone who said it, I'll say it too, make your bike ugly. I have a baby seat on the back of mine but most of the time its empty but it adds a lot of ugly to it. Also having large white wall...
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    Sticky: A bike and trailer that can haul a bike. Don't...

    A bike and trailer that can haul a bike. Don't drive far and wide unless its part of a pre-existing trip...aka you're going to the grocery story, visiting someone, go a block two out of your way to...
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    Sticky: I don't think that part of the market has ever...

    I don't think that part of the market has ever had margin. You have to go big...or go small. I pay $0 to $5 for bikes and sell them for $50 to $60. I don't travel for bikes unless they are in...
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    I took a scrap mountain bike with a cool click...

    I took a scrap mountain bike with a cool click up/click down indexed shifter for my 7 yo 20" bike. The shifter is for 7 speeds and his bike is only 5, but made it so easy for him, he loves to shift...
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    Took this baby on trade for some other bike work...

    Took this baby on trade for some other bike work (about $20). They said they found it out back. It is a June 1972 Schwinn SubUrban...I haven't measured it to see what size, but it looks like a nice...
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    Word of mouth helps a ton for sure. I find that...

    Word of mouth helps a ton for sure. I find that road bikes get a premium here, to the fact that I will pay for them as they will resell quickly.

    My understanding is a lot of the bikes that go to...
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    That's what worked for my 7 yo...stubborn as a...

    That's what worked for my 7 yo...stubborn as a mule. I removed the pedals and crank from a trash 16" bike and used it as a balence bike. I was going to have him start riding a 20", he tried but it...
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    That color is win!

    That color is win!
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    Lots of kids trailers seem to be set on curb...

    Lots of kids trailers seem to be set on curb height. That's usually the biggest thing I have to climb.
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    Sticky: Can this be trailer "Saved from the Dump" too? ...

    Can this be trailer "Saved from the Dump" too? :p

    I haul bikes and large cargo with a Little Tikes 2-kid trailer. Take off the fabric and you've got a great support frame for a lot of things. ...
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    Try a local to you Facebook Buy and Sell or...

    Try a local to you Facebook Buy and Sell or Bidding wars too. Usually don't have to deal with shipping any any flipper who wants your stuff is gonna be on there combing for cheap bikes anyway, offer...
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    Sticky: I'm not so picky. Very often I'll spin a wheel...

    I'm not so picky. Very often I'll spin a wheel in my hands and listen and feel, very often the crap I'm working on it's not worth completely tearing down, but I will open the bearing and insert new...
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    Some guy bought off of me 2 front wheels and...

    Some guy bought off of me 2 front wheels and later 2 front forks for a cart non-bicycle trailer. After a bit I wondered if rear wheels would have been better. Once you pull the freewheel off, there...
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    A trailer built to haul any large amount of...

    A trailer built to haul any large amount of weight repeatedly, I'd be thinking metal and some welding or bolts, not wood as it tends to be heavy and bulky.
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    Can I be that guy who mentions to make sure you...

    Can I be that guy who mentions to make sure you have enough brake on your bike to stop your trailer and what's on your trailer?
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    Always good to use google and look up bike...

    Always good to use google and look up bike trailers, see what works for ideas. I know a lot of kid trailers use 20" wheels, I'm guessing because they're cheap but also low, which is always good on a...
  19. Thread: Rust Removal

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    Any auto parts store will have a basic chrome...

    Any auto parts store will have a basic chrome polish that will remove rust. They are mostly ammonia and other inert ingredients. Fastest easiest method is to apply it with a tooth brush, then...
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    Try like a Walmart, Canadian Tire type discount...

    Try like a Walmart, Canadian Tire type discount store...usually $15 each, so figure that into your selling price, or online. Kenda makes new tires, they're cheaply made and cheap to buy, but they...
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    Pull these two from a town wide rummage sale. ...

    Pull these two from a town wide rummage sale. They were $20 each and the only road bikes there. There is not a lot of info on them it appears, but they are also just generic late 70's/early 80's...
  22. See post #52...

    See post #52 for my everyday bike...I found his twin! It's a girl! I've been finding pairs of bikes lately, it's kinda neat. Picked up at a town wide rummage sale for $5...it needs everything. :p...
  23. +1 This. My local Canadian Tire carries Kenda 27...

    +1 This. My local Canadian Tire carries Kenda 27 x 1-1/4 cheap and for the riding I do, they work great and are much better then the 20+ year old rubber that was originally on my bikes. For the 10...
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    Sticky: No, because I don't care enough but this is a...

    No, because I don't care enough but this is a nice discussion on CL/Kijiji ads. Its just nice that you think the seller could give a crap. I mean, a good intentioned seller would correct the ad and...
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    Sticky: Not sure what to say except buyer beware. As a...

    Not sure what to say except buyer beware. As a seller the moral code is to sell what you have, but there are lots of iffy sellers, and lots of iffy buyers and they meet up all the time. I see crap...
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