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Old 02-01-07, 12:13 PM   #1
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bfssfger mander scores free trailer

I just craigslisted a large, two wheeled bike trailer, modified for cargo but with all the stuff to haul children as well. Normally an item like this goes for $60-100 around here, but the guy was moving and wanted to get rid of it fast, so it was a freeby. I'm stoked! Now to think of some large bulky items to move.

Any of you pull trailers with a fg? Is there anything I should know?
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Old 02-01-07, 12:17 PM   #2
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Brake sooner than you would without a trailer, and watch the speed on turns. I've flipped my trailer more than once.
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Old 02-01-07, 12:31 PM   #3
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Don't forget how wide you are, I've hit a few stationary objects with my rear wheels before. Also, I run puncture resistant tubes in mine. It's hard to avoid glass and thorny weeds since you don't know exactly where the wheels are.
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Old 02-01-07, 01:26 PM   #4
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Nice one!
Now you too can have huge thighs like me!



I find its best to REMEMBER you are towing a trailer when riding in traffic. Just let the momentum come to you. Don't try to outsprint those cars at the lights. Wind it up slow.
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