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Old 01-27-10, 03:12 PM
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I'm looking for a bike trailer that mounts to the rear rack instead of the seat post.
Any ideas?
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Old 01-27-10, 11:56 PM
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why one earth would you want that, since the rear rack already is such a weak connection to the bike, especially in that particular direction of pull (the rack is designed for forces pushing downward, not pulling from behind)?

if you don't want a seat post mount, there are many trailers that attach to the rear triangle (on the inside where the seat stay meets the chain stay), or on the rear axle (my favorite)---both of which are pretty reliable places for mounting a trailer hitch. you can search this forum for trailer brands (burley, chariot, trek, etc.) that have these kinds of mounts.

both of these mount styles will also generally enable you to use a rear rack in addition to pulling a trailer.
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Old 01-28-10, 05:27 AM
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I am not looking for a trailer-what I want is the bike that has one wheel and a long arm that attaches to the adult bike so the kid can ride along behind the adult-looking for something easy on/easy off.
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Originally Posted by boblaker
I am not looking for a trailer-what I want is the bike that has one wheel and a long arm that attaches to the adult bike so the kid can ride along behind the adult-looking for something easy on/easy off.
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You want a TRAILERCYCLE, not a trailer. Burley Piccolo. Get ready to spend more then you want to.
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yikes-think I'll stick to a child seat till my 4 yo can keep up
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Originally Posted by boblaker
yikes-think I'll stick to a child seat till my 4 yo can keep up
Check your local craigslist. We found one for $40. It is a poor quality heavy beast, but it does the job. They are also called trail-a-bikes and tagalongs.
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Old 01-29-10, 08:11 PM
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Your 4 year old will keep up. A trailercycle has no brake and freewheels when the child doesn't pedal. They can be great fun! I have a seat back for my four year old:

Disclaimer: she has a new, better fitting helmet since this picture was taken.
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My wife and I have that same tandem (in blue). Nice bike.
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