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  • Don't have anything yet. Looking at UrbanArrow xl or XXL.

    I would only need a trailer occasionally. It would need to accommodate a 3-stage mobile platform so quite sizeable.

  • yeah, I've always had a 406 20" wheel with the widest tyre I can find (plenty of clearance in the fork). Currently a Marathon Plus in 1.75".

  • @lmananimal Agreed, currently exactly the same as Jons. on mine.

  • Very hilly, very wet 26 mile round trip to pick up this trailer this morning. Aero level zero into a headwind on the way home. I’m utterly broken. But the trailer was free and there’s a stack of those supermarket crates to go back and pick up.

    I need to come back to ask about trailer hitches when my brain has some sugar in it.


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  • Ok, so this trailer is an old Trek jobbie that can do trailer duties and can convert into a slightly hilariously huge running stroller. It's missing the part of the hitch that attaches to the bike. It is long-obsolete and Trek don't do parts for them. The trailer arm has a ball on the end of it. Does anyone here have a Thule Chariot that they can measure the tow ball for me? If it's the same diameter as a Thule, I can simply buy one of these.

    Mine is 28.6mm ish, which I reckon is 1 1/8”


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  • Does anyone here have a Thule Chariot that they can measure the tow ball for me? If it's the same diameter as a Thule, I can simply buy one of these.

    Mine is 28.6mm ish, which I reckon is 1 1/8”

    Can confirm that the Thule Chariot has a 28mm-ish ball

  • I had a go on bullitt yesterday .. now I think I need one

    anyone here has a mod for a child car seat?

  • Base plate and a couple of innertubes should do the trick. I don't know if the side are still available but that should provide a safety element too.

  • Or buy an Omnium with the Yepp adapter plate?

  • Omnium

    i'll need to test ride. Bullitt amazing to ride, hardly felt that it wasn't a normal bike ..

  • I received a 500w bafang mid drive motor and battery for my cargo bike today, will update when fitted

  • I wanted to buy a Bullitt for years, and was very close to when I moved to CPH and could have one at trade price. Then I tried the Omnium (both reg and Mini Max) there was not a doubt that's the one I had to get. The handling is just amazing full stop.

    Plus, statistically, all the cool kids are on Omniums.

  • will see if I can test ride one .. I think @laner has one .. might be 'mini'

  • You can have a go on my Omnium if you want.

  • will PM, thanks

  • Nice. I’m torn between a mid and a rear wheel drive on the XC. Erring toward the rear wheel, since I could purchase one of the 20” fat bike kits. I will also need it around 500-1000 or it’ll never have the Nm to survive loaded use. Keen to limit the speed but not the pull.

  • Just posted about our Bullitt over here... https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3225­77/?offset=175#comment14789715

    Bloody love it. But then again, it's not off the peg because...well...Gavin. Chris King, custom stem, Omata set-up and a machined Isofix car seat adapter. SNAZZY.

  • SNAZZY

    Indeed, very nice.

  • @M_A_X @pdlouche please spend lots of time and money on these things and report back so I know which to choose.

  • I only have one of those two things to spend, and it’s the wrong one.

    You may be interested in what Woosh bikes advised me about mids, though:

    The most torquey is of course the BBSHD, then BBS02 then 48SWX02.


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  • Hey, i have a buillitt and when my little one was in a car seat i put it in rear facing with the base secured with giant racket straps. then slide the seat into place like you would do in a car with a seat belt. i also have the canopy which added a bit of security. or maxi cosi do a frame like the one picture- i didnt have a maxi cosi car seat so didn't use one


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  • I've ridden a few bullits loaded and unloaded, but for normal bike feelz, omnium takes the cake and makes bullit feel like a freighter @amey

    I've just got my self a Mini max Ti, and im loving it. Makes parental leave quite a bit better ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPO05iJT­FoQ

    more (to come) in my CP thread

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