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Old 07-29-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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I gotta have one!

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/cont...teer/index.htm

This would be SO cool for bike touring!
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:17 AM   #2
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This would be SO cool for bike touring!
It is very cool looking, but I suspect that a loaded trailer of this sort would be most useful, and safe, for non-mountainous touring...like in Holland, or Florida, or Kansas...
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Very cool!! Add one of these to your top tube and you're all set!
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Rodney, if you haven't tried one, I highly recommend the BOB trailer for touring. I used one for my trip down the Pacific Coast Highway and would never go back to panniers.

Yak Trailer from BOB - the original bicycle cargo trailer that set the standard - Trailers from BOB | BOBgear | BOB
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I'm really undecided where trailers are concerned. I like the idea, and the word I hear is that drivers tend to give you a little more space when passing. OTOH, it looks like an invitation to carry gear I don't need.

Not sure how crazy I am about the way that trailer attaches to the bike. Looks like it might take the bike over.....
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The attachment to the bike was my favorite aspect of this trailer. You replace the standard rear wheel skewer with one of theirs that allows quick attachment and release, creating a sort of universal joint that allows the trailer to move with the road surface. The low centre of gravity takes a bit of getting used to but is ultimately better, in my experience. I got the weight dialed in before leaving for my trip. But yes, it is easy to load too much initially, so best to do a few practice trips first!
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