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    china steel bob type trailer

    hello everyone, has anyone bought and had good luck with these china made steel bob type trailers i bought one based on amazon reviews so im not expecting much i can braze and mig-weld to correct anything if necessary. these are sold under various names

    ebay: epicsellers = Aosom
    ebay: mhcorp = HOMCOM
    amazon: MH Union = frugah

    aosom seems to be the main corp. name. 30 day return, 90 day warranty

    attached is a stock pic.
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    I bought one from Nashbar a while back, the bike I had the mount nuts on got stolen... Nashbar no longer stocks parts for that trailer, so now I have a trailer that cannot be used. Should have spent the extra money and bought the BobYak which I CAN buy replacement parts for.

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    when the package arrives one of the first thing i want to get is another set of axle connectors. i will post my findings later.

    pic of axle connectors for this trailer
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    I bought one from Nashbar a while back, the bike I had the mount nuts on got stolen... Nashbar no longer stocks parts for that trailer, so now I have a trailer that cannot be used. Should have spent the extra money and bought the BobYak which I CAN buy replacement parts for.

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    I use BoB Nutz to attach this trailer to my hub geared bikes.I think I had to remove one washer.

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    The other BoB trailers come out of Taiwan, also 'China'..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grishnak View Post
    I use BoB Nutz to attach this trailer to my hub geared bikes.I think I had to remove one washer.
    Which trailer? The Nashbar one I have used a pin that went into a hollow nut, the Bob mounting system goes over the nut. Not compatible.

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    The same trailer as in the picure above.I don`t use the bob nutz on the one bike with quick release,only the solid axles.

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    the trailer arrived and had time to mess with it. my first impression is this aosom brand trailer was a good enough purchase for me. the trailer dose have sloppy welds like ive read about and the wheel drop-outs needed to be aligned before the wheel could even be put on. the bearings on the rear wheel are precision with dust covers not water proof. i did take off the tire to check everything to my surprise there is a thorn resistant tube inside very thick.

    the box is heavy duty 3 cords thick good enough to save
    box.jpg

    bubble packed
    packed.jpg

    homemade drop-out alignment tool set i have
    2 - 3/8 8 inch stainless eye bolts, 4 - 3/8 grade 8 nuts, 4 - 3/8 grade 8 washers
    drop_out_tool.jpg

    finished and connected
    trailer_conn.jpg

    here is a stock pic of the bicycle connector for related
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    Last edited by roashru; 11-07-13 at 03:56 PM.
    purchasing a bicycle from walmart or any other discount department store for commuting
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