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    Just riding andygates's Avatar
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    Fixie and a trailer.. bad mojo :)

    Say you take a perfectly sweet steel track fixie and slap some BOB Nutz on the rear. Say, in a fit of mental aberration, you hitch up a trailer to it, 'cos it Just Fits (what, on a 120mm hub? apparently so!). And say, just hypothetically, you tool around hilly countryside picking up boxes of turnips. You'd learn these things:

    Trailer + Fixie does work, but it's gloriously daft! That trailer is a damn ANCHOR when you hit a steep spot! Track bikes have whippy-ass chainstays of death!

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    The Silver Hammer emayex's Avatar
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    so ...erm...your chainstay borke?

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    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
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    Dunno, dude I bought my last bike from (SS MTB) was singing the praises of fixed + trailer. Perhaps in your particular circumstances it turned out to be a bad combo.

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    Philly bike nerd nocoins's Avatar
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    I actually have a fixie that I set up specifically to use with my BOB Trailer (YAK). Its my converted Huffy Superstar, (allow time for laughter), I run a brake on it, but for a while I didnt have one. I use it for when I make LARGE liquor store runs. Its good to have, but I woulnt dare use it if I lived in a hilly area. This summer I will probably run a back brake on that bike as, just as an extra precaution... actually, New Years is coming up, maybe I should run another brake before that liquor store run!
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    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
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    This has jack all to do with trailers but everything to do with liquor stores, particularly as I'm quite intoxicated at the moment from the proceeds.

    Yesterday I put to the test my ghetto-fabulous rear rack + milk crate. Loaded that bad boy up with a twelve pack plus 3.5L of booze. Rolling down the street with twelve bottles jingling, a chain jangling (gotta run it dry, dontcha know), fendres a rattlin', and a partridge in a pear tree. In an embarassing sort of way, I felt like the jolliest f'ing elf ever.

    Meanwhile I need to take the damn dog for a walk and work some of this out of my system.

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    Bostontrevor. You describe yourself as looking like many people around here who spend the night dumpsterdiving and turn up at the liquor store at 9:15 lining up for the 9:30 opening to reclaim the deposits and buy the days supply.

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    Just riding andygates's Avatar
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    Nothing wrong with dumpster diving! The speed control with the trailer on was nice, really good traction, but a track bike just ain't the right bike to be hauling loads with. It's so wrong I was giggling the whole way (when I wasn't gasping for breath, natch).

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