Twin child's trailer (for disc brake equipped bike with QR)

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dogboy73
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Twin child's trailer (for disc brake equipped bike with QR)

Postby dogboy73 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 09:49 am

My wife bought a twin trailer from Big W. looked fine but I read on the box that it can't be used with bikes that have disc brakes and QR skewers! So we're going to take it back. Just wondering what make of trailer we should look at for hooking up to a bike with disc brakes. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance :wink:

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Re: Twin child's trailer (for disc brake equipped bike with

Postby Daz555 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:09 am

I have a Burley Bee trailer which connects via the QR. I can't really see what a part a disc would play in the whole setup at all. It is really more about the shape of the dropout - that it can take the mounting/hitch for the trailer:

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The pic above is Burley's "standard forged hitch" which works with disc setups. I can only imagine the trailer you have has a very different mounting system?
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If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.

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Re: Twin child's trailer (for disc brake equipped bike with

Postby Levi_501 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 18:57 pm

dogboy73 wrote:My wife bought a twin trailer from Big W. looked fine but I read on the box that it can't be used with bikes that have disc brakes and QR skewers!


Why??? That would rule out 95%+ of bikes!

The only problem I have found with disk brakes is attaching the secondary strap, it tangles in the disk.

We have a Chariot Cougar 2, there is a thread in this section with a picture; we really like, as does my son.

When we were looking, I cannot recall seeing any trailers stating that disk brakes could not be used, nor QRs.

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Re: Twin child's trailer (for disc brake equipped bike with

Postby dogboy73 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 08:17 am

Levi_501 wrote:
dogboy73 wrote:My wife bought a twin trailer from Big W. looked fine but I read on the box that it can't be used with bikes that have disc brakes and QR skewers!


Why??? That would rule out 95%+ of bikes!

The only problem I have found with disk brakes is attaching the secondary strap, it tangles in the disk.

We have a Chariot Cougar 2, there is a thread in this section with a picture; we really like, as does my son.

When we were looking, I cannot recall seeing any trailers stating that disk brakes could not be used, nor QRs.

Daft isn't it. But that's what this one says. Must be really old! When my wide said she had ordered one I just assumed it wouldn't be a problem to attach, since disc brakes & QR's are fairly standard on most bikes these days, even cheapo ones. Anyway, this is what she came home with;

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Re: Twin child's trailer (for disc brake equipped bike with

Postby natrix » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:46 pm

Looks very similar to my Halfrauds own brand double trailer which I attach to my QR disc brake rear wheel.....


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