Bob Trailer

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davejdee
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Bob Trailer

Postby davejdee » 9 Jul 2018, 4:18pm

I am looking at buying a Bob trailer and wonder if anyone has experience of fitting one to an older bike.I have a Raleigh Randonneur approx 30 years old which is still going strong and would like to know if compatible.
Thanks,
Dave.

thirdcrank
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Re: Bob Trailer

Postby thirdcrank » 9 Jul 2018, 7:26pm

It's a long time since I bought one and I've since sold it, but AFAIK, it still comes with a Q/R fitting with an extra long skewer (which can be shortened) for bikes with Q/R hubs. I never used this because I fitted mine on a bike with hub gears. The alternative fitting used to be called "Nutz" and consisted of two wheel nuts, one of which had alternative slots to allow for differences in OLN. This worked very well for me. If possible, spec the type of fitting you want before you buy because the alternatives bought separately are not cheap.

Different styles are shown here.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_pg_2? ... 1531160192

mercalia
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Re: Bob Trailer

Postby mercalia » 9 Jul 2018, 10:02pm

more trouble than they are worth. I have a cheapo chinese knock off and I only now use it to take stuff to the tip. Last time was about 30l of old engine oil. think very carefully before spending so much money on extra weight you have to pull - so limiting, cant take it on the trains for one

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Cunobelin
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Re: Bob Trailer

Postby Cunobelin » 10 Jul 2018, 5:27am

I use a Radical Design “Cyclone”

This is basically a ginormous holdall with wheels and tow bar

At station, remove wheels and tow bar.... becomes holdall so trains are not a problem

Having said that, I never had a problem with the Carry Freedom or BoB in trains either

mercalia
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Re: Bob Trailer

Postby mercalia » 10 Jul 2018, 9:44am

[quote="Cunobelin"]I use a Radical Design “Cyclone”

This is basically a ginormous holdall with wheels and tow bar

At station, remove wheels and tow bar.... becomes holdall so trains are not a problem

Having said that, I never had a problem with the Carry Freedom or BoB in trains either[/quote]

well some train operators say no tandems or trailers. And some trains eg southern where would you out the trailer? often very little space for the bike beside the loo