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QR skewer for BOB trailer?

Old 07-21-21, 01:58 PM
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QR skewer for BOB trailer?

It seems that BOB has stopped making trailers, and I can't find any sources for a skewer. Does anyone know where I could get one? I want a longer one for a bike with 135mm dropouts.
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Old 07-21-21, 11:10 PM
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I might have one actually, but the only part that is special is the ends. The threaded axle is common to all quick releases. Get the threaded rod part from the hub that is already on the new bike and swap.
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Old 07-22-21, 10:20 AM
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https://www.bobgear.com/accessories Scroll down a bit and they have trailers and accessories for trailers. Now they probably don't have any stock but that is mostly pandemic related.
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Thanks for the tip. However, before I read your post I managed to find a skewer at a local bike shop. Too bad they stopped making the BOB; I thought it was a fine product.
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Originally Posted by ironwood View Post
Thanks for the tip. However, before I read your post I managed to find a skewer at a local bike shop. Too bad they stopped making the BOB; I thought it was a fine product.
Did BOB actually stop making them? Is there evidence of that? I know everything is out for the pandemic but they still list them on their site in both the Yak and Ibex.

Though probably strollers for units were selling better for them especially now that people are inside together and have nothing better to do than to make more units. I prefer doing it for pleasure not for unit production but you know we are so dangerously underpopulated.
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Old 07-24-21, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Did BOB actually stop making them? Is there evidence of that? I know everything is out for the pandemic but they still list them on their site in both the Yak and Ibex.
Hmm.. this is odd. Yes, the https://www.bobgear.com/ site seems to list the trailers as if nothing has changed.

REI lists it as "No Longer Available".
https://www.rei.com/product/885816/b...s-bike-trailer

Campfire Cycling lists:
https://www.campfirecycling.com/prod...s/bob-trailers
The BOB Trailer is no longer being manufactured by its parent company Britax. The parts should continue to be available into 2022 and we’ll be supplying them as long as we can. Get your spares while you can!

We carry all the parts and accessories, plus bags and cases designed to get the most out a BOB trailer.
Amazon lists the trailers as "Currently Unavailable".
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RH5DJY...hebestebike-20
https://arcus-www.amazon.com/BOB-Yak.../dp/B000RH7GKS

Back on the Bob website, the trailers definitely are buried down at the the bottom with strollers apparently being the primary focus at this time.
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Burley has something very similar now: https://www.burley.com/product/coho-xc/
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Hmm.. this is odd. Yes, the https://www.bobgear.com/ site seems to list the trailers as if nothing has changed.

REI lists it as "No Longer Available".
https://www.rei.com/product/885816/b...s-bike-trailer

Campfire Cycling lists:
https://www.campfirecycling.com/prod...s/bob-trailers


Amazon lists the trailers as "Currently Unavailable".
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RH5DJY...hebestebike-20
https://arcus-www.amazon.com/BOB-Yak.../dp/B000RH7GKS

Back on the Bob website, the trailers definitely are buried down at the the bottom with strollers apparently being the primary focus at this time.
Well darn! That kinda sucks.
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Old 08-04-21, 10:53 AM
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I called BOB a few months ago. They were bought out by a different company and the new company is only interested in strollers.
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Old 08-29-21, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post
Burley has something very similar now: https://www.burley.com/product/coho-xc/
That Burley version looks cool, but it weighs 21.5 lbs (I think BOB is about 15) and costs $490 plus a $30 axle ($60 if you use a thru-axle) that you have to buy separately.
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Originally Posted by Rick View Post
I called BOB a few months ago. They were bought out by a different company and the new company is only interested in strollers.
Is there any update on the skewer situation? I saw a Bob Yak at the thrift store and snatched it up, vaguely thinking there's hardware needed to attach its fork to my bike, but not knowing that Bobs aren't being produced anymore. So no skewers are out there.
Will anything else work? A long regular skewer couldn't work, could it, because the qr lever would have to clamp against the Bob instead of the bike dropout, and that doesn't sound right. Any help appreciated!
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Old 06-04-22, 05:50 PM
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