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Old 04-01-19, 12:09 PM
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Bike Trailer plus Rack

I have a rack on the back of my GT carbon gravel bike. I use it frequently but I also want to be able to tow my daughter in a child trailer occasionally.

I have threaded rack mounts.

Has as anyone been able to periodically attach a child trailer to a bike without removing the rear rack?

Do do you think an extra long screw to go through the rack and trailer mount would do the trick?
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I had a long enough seatpost on my hybrid that I slipped a piece of pvc pipe on it to hold the tag along hitch high enough to clear the rack.
A number of trailers are axle or chainstay mounted not seatpost.

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I regularly pull a Burley Flatbed. While it is not a child trailer, it is still a trailer. As was mentioned above, the trailer mount is on the rear axle. With this arrangement, the rack and trailer combination has never been an issue.
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Not sure what kind of trailer you're planning to use. I have an Adam's trail-a-bike for my daughter. I have no problem using it with a rear cargo rack on my bike.
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Most 2-wheel trailers for smaller kids will attach to the chainstay; The better ones will attach under the rear wheel QR/axle nut.
I’m actually not sure if there’s any current models that tow from the rack or seat post.

Tag-a-Longs or ‘half-bikes’ (for bigger kids) the kind that have their own pedals and handlebars will attach the your seat post, but some of them do have the clearance to fit over a rack. Depends on the model, and what size/type of bike you’re attaching it to
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Depends on your metalworking skills.. above is the way things usually do the job .
2 wheels bike trailers are typical for young child transport .

Burly when a CoOp, had a special, rear rack for bikes & tag along rear wheel bike ..combo..
their tag along could be later converted to a 2 wheel bike , Adams trail-a-bike, uses the lead bike's seatpost
long bar passing over the rear wheel..


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