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    jack taylor hitch vs bob hitch

    i am just about to start building a trailer and i saw the jack taylor hitch set up. it looks cool and i could build it into the bike i am working on now. would there be any advantage over the bob set up. how long is the cargo area on the taylor?

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    hitch

    here is the jack taylor hitchAttachment 241103

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    Seems like the Jack Taylor hitch would be more robust, particularly if it was also connected to the top and sides of the rack.
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    the JT hitch setup is definitely cool, until you need to remove it quickly.
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    Custom 2 wheel delivery trailer in recent show used 2 headset bearings in the hitch,
    one for turning ,
    and a second one for roll, when wheels were one higher than the other and/or bike lean.

    BoB trailer uses nylon bushings.. thats adequate..

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    the JT hitch setup is definitely cool, until you need to remove it quickly.
    Remove what quickly? The hitch - why would it need to be removed? It wouldn't be any harder than removing a BAW hitch. I can't even imagine a scenario where it would need to be removed quickly.

    The trailer should still be easily and quickly removeable, regardless of how the hitch is mounted.
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    well, i tend to use trailers sporadically and i'd rather not have that weird looking hitch on my bike when i dont need the trailer. So the way the bob trailer for example, attaches to a custom rear skewer is a lot cleaner application than the JT one.
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    i would leave the hitch on all the time as its going to be on a front load cargo bike. i might even tig or braze it on to the seat stay and rear drop. the hitch when not towing a trailer could tow a bike via front fork. that cant be done wit bob set up. i am going to use quick release skewers and two head sets. jack used something like a head set but different on the vertical part?

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