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    Fraser Valley Dave
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    "extra wheel" trailer

    I've looked closely at the "extra wheel" and think it would work just fine for my next tour because I need to pack a little extra food and water. My only concern is how it is attached to a bicycle. From pictures, it seems to be attached by the rear wheel hub "quick release". If that is the case, how does it pivot up and down without loosening the hub? I have extra bike frames, and am considering using them to make my own and attaching the pivot points to the frame similar to a kick stand mount rather than using the hub assembly. I also have extra rear bike racks which I would mount to the extra wheel rather than use the sling system.....any comments, pro or con, will be appreciated, thanks.

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    You can see some pictures about it here.

    I got to cut rear fender a little so it can be use with Extrawheel.IMO this is a very good trailer that can go with you anywhere because it follow your rear wheel.

    Still found no problem about it.
    Alfine 8(Thai forum but pics say thousand words,right?)

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    Bike touring webrarian
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    It's a special axle end, made for the purpose, it is not a common axle nut.

    And since you are talking about making something out of old bike frames, know,
    the towing fork is Spring Steel, Tempered, which is tough to do in a shade tree shop.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 06-14-11 at 09:01 AM.

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    Fraser Valley Dave
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    Thank you, everyone, for the feedback. "Mardmakarm", your detailed pictures were exactly what I was looking for. They show the attachment mechanism, which the "Extra Wheel" online sites don't do adequately, thanks.

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    family on bikes nancy sv's Avatar
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    The ExtraWheel tracks beautifully and performs very well - there is absolutely no reason to make a different mounting system. I loved how easy it was to get it on and off - in a few seconds it was done. I never had any trouble with it coming off at all. Here is a comparison I did between the BOB and ExtraWheel - there are links to 2 other reviews of the ExtraWheel at the bottom of this article. http://familyonbikes.org/blog/?p=722
    Last edited by nancy sv; 06-15-11 at 02:27 AM.
    WE DID IT! Our little family of four cycled 17,300 miles from Alaska to Argentina! The trip of a lifetime for sure. www.familyonbikes.org

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