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Towing a Bike With a Bike?

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Old 07-20-10, 09:23 AM
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Old 07-20-10, 05:08 PM
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Is that a bike graveyard?
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Old 07-20-10, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by katcorot View Post
Is that a bike graveyard?
It is Bikeworks... our community workshop.

We gets thousands of bikes donated during the year... the trailer loads of bikes were some of those donations.

Really nice bikes don't get stacked up and transported like this and most come in one at a time.
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Originally Posted by LucianTheOne View Post
This time I made it with 3 !!!


Lucian,
Can you tell me how you did this?
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Old 06-30-18, 10:44 AM
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Old thread but this is how I carry bikes. Trailer with extra long tow bar:

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Old 07-04-18, 04:16 PM
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This is my setup. I've not towed anything for any long distances, but it works great when the kiddo tuckers out before we're done riding. It's not load bearing so you cant have a bike with a rider attached, but it holds the weight of my wife's Xtra just fine.


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Old 07-05-18, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by cabledawg View Post
This is my setup. I've not towed anything for any long distances, but it works great when the kiddo tuckers out before we're done riding. It's not load bearing so you cant have a bike with a rider attached, but it holds the weight of my wife's Xtra just fine.



i've been wondering about a setup like this as a for fun type idea. i made a 24" stretch cruiser that uses a 20" front wheel. i wanted to experiment with towing a bmx bike by taking off the front bmx wheel and using it on the cruiser, with the bmx bike in a mount like this. then when you get to the park, use the same front wheel on the bmx bike, with the cruiser locked up with no front wheel.

but i wondered about the same thing that was mentioned, if the bmx bike would stay in the mount with the rear wheel rolling and possibly moving up and down over bumps and road irregularities.
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I havent had any issues. Just dont crank it super tight and it'll float up/down with the terrain. Most of my bikes have a lip on the fork and that helps but my daughter's bike (70's stingray style) doesnt and it still works. Just keep in mind the width of the forks. Since most of ours are adult hybrids, they fit perfectly but my daughter's bike needs a little coaxing. I've recently discovered that companies like Yakima make an adapter to size down for smaller/narrower forks. But it you'll only ever use this with one bike, you could just cut to fit.
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Old 07-12-18, 10:45 PM
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On the rare occasions I had to tow a bike with my bike, I just lowered the seat on the towed bike, flipped the towed bike over, secured the handlebars to my converted from kid to cargo trailer, and went where I needed to go.
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