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by OldGreyBeard
11 Nov 2008, 9:26am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Burley "New Standard" trailer hitch
Replies: 38
Views: 27762

Those helpful people at Fisher Leisure provided the following information: "You have two options to get the safety strap and hitch pin. Firstly, you can buy it separately, if you were to use it with the hitch you have already bought: TRBS02 Burley Safety Strap (inc. Hitch pin) RRP: £14.99 Secon...
by OldGreyBeard
10 Nov 2008, 10:07am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Burley "New Standard" trailer hitch
Replies: 38
Views: 27762

I'm retrofitting the hitch to a Phillips Mule so I haven't got the hitch pin. I could reuse the safety strap but it still leaves me short of a hitch pin. I've emailed Fisher Leisure, so hopefully I can find the correct part. Has anyone tried the hitch that replaces the wheel nut? I'm thinking of fit...
by OldGreyBeard
10 Nov 2008, 9:18am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Burley "New Standard" trailer hitch
Replies: 38
Views: 27762

Well the bits arrived: The square tongue flex connector for a square section tow bar The standard hitch But no safety strap or hitch pin. They must be another part number The thing that puzles me is that the flex connctor doesn't seem very flexible. It's made from polyuerthane and seems pretty hard....
by OldGreyBeard
27 Oct 2008, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for trailers
Replies: 32
Views: 2524

hitch a trailer to the back of your 23-year-old bike and it doesn't need a rear lamp or reflector anymore In which case my previous use of a 26 year old Dawes Galaxy with the trailer was legal but as soon as I hitch the same trailer to my new Brompton I am illegal unless I fit some reflectors and a...
by OldGreyBeard
27 Oct 2008, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for trailers
Replies: 32
Views: 2524

I wonder how the bike light regulations apply to trailers? The DfT guidance doesn't mention them at all: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roads/vehicles/vssafety/guidanceaboutlightsonpedalbi4556 The Mule is a cargo trailer and I haven't used it at night much yet. I have added a small flashing light/relecto...
by OldGreyBeard
27 Oct 2008, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for trailers
Replies: 32
Views: 2524

On my bike the rear dynamo light is totally obscured by the trailer. I have a flashing battery light on the seat post. The thing is, the trailer (Avenir/Philips/Bumber/Raleigh etc Mule) doesn't have any red reflectors. Just a strip of the silver reflective material you get on High Vis jackets. So wh...
by OldGreyBeard
27 Oct 2008, 7:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for trailers
Replies: 32
Views: 2524

I was concerned about shorting out the lights, but the connectors at the dynamo are exposed so perhaps my worries are misplaced. A jack plug is neat & cheap.
by OldGreyBeard
26 Oct 2008, 11:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for trailers
Replies: 32
Views: 2524

I'd certainly try running the front light and two LED rear lights with standlight before going to the cost of any other solution. I've been thinking about suitable weatherproof connectors. (It's a Sunday and its been raining all day so far!). There are some good ones at http://www.rapidonline.com/Ca...
by OldGreyBeard
26 Oct 2008, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for trailers
Replies: 32
Views: 2524

I rather like the idea of running the trailer light from the bike's dynamo. The Trailermatic device cuts the power to the bike's rear light on insertion of the trailer connector which is rather neat. I'd also like a standlight feature so that means an LED. I don't know if we're all that enlightened ...
by OldGreyBeard
25 Oct 2008, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for trailers
Replies: 32
Views: 2524

Thanks to everyone for their replies. Very useful. If I fit a 3W dynamo to the trailer but only run one 0.5W light from it, will there be a chance of damage to the light? I had a look at the French xxcycles website and the Trailermatic is on there at about 15 Euros. Seems quite expensive as it is ju...
by OldGreyBeard
22 Oct 2008, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for trailers
Replies: 32
Views: 2524

It's a Phillips Mule i.e. the Raleigh one.

It's a good idea to fit a dynamo to the trailer itself but I'm not sure how I might do it on the Mule. I'd have to make some sort of bracket and the tyres don't have a dynamo track.
by OldGreyBeard
22 Oct 2008, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for trailers
Replies: 32
Views: 2524

Lights for trailers

I'm thinking of adding a rear light to my luggage trailer. I'd like to use a dynamo light as the main bike has a AXA Basta HR dynamo with front halogen and rear LED lights. They are the Brompton dynamo set. The thing is, can I run a second LED rear light from the same dynamo? The connector would hav...
by OldGreyBeard
21 Oct 2008, 5:34pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Burley "New Standard" trailer hitch
Replies: 38
Views: 27762

Very interesting post. I have a Philips Mule trailer with the truly dreadful hitch. On my old (1982) Dawes Galaxy it keeps threatening to rotate round into the spokes. I've also got a Brompton and was considering this hitch upgrade. Has anyone tried the Burley hitch with a Brompton? The masterplan i...