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Old 03-04-08, 11:20 PM
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D.I.Y'ers: Help me build a trailer hitch

So I plan on doing some touring soon with a cheap toddler trailer I found on craigslist, towed with my Long Haul Trucker. I'm not sure it's even compatible with my quick-release, but I don't want to risk messing up the wheel anyway.

So here is what I have to work with:





What I have in mind is having some kind of separate hitch system connected to the chainstay and/or seatstay. Can anyone give me any advice on how I should go about this? Examples of similar set-ups for these kinds of hitches....
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Old 03-05-08, 03:07 AM
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The hitch I used for my bamboo trailer:

bambootrailer.blogspot.com

is working really well. The trick is to put a bolt inside the hose to keep it rigid. But I like it a lot.
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I use a U bolt with innertube lining to protect frame. Works on frame on seat post.
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I use a U bolt with an innertube liner to protect frame. Works on seatpost also.
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I have the same set up. I hooked it right up to the quick release and seems to work fine. I check it every couple of days to make sure it's tight. So far so good

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I also have the same setup and connected it to the quick release. It has worked well with all kinds of loads.
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Mike and Mr York, thanks for the common sense, I went ahead and attached the black hitch-piece to my quick release and it seems like it will work fine.

Glad I don't have ghetto-rig something up now.
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