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pull a child trailer with a fixie?

Old 08-28-08, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Hirohsima View Post
A shot I took in Amsterdam.


Bike carrier? We don't need not stink'n bike carrier!!!


(don't mind the icons, it used to be my wall paper - obviously)
Good thing there are no Shemale vids folders... lol

I love the look of the young girl on the back, as if nothing was happening! Hands in jacket pocket too! Nice shot :thumbsup:
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Old 08-28-08, 10:14 PM
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I almost forgot, this is the only way to transport a kid:


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Old 09-11-08, 09:12 AM
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Thanks for all the replies.

I went for it, and it worked out. Bought an entry level SS from Bike Nashbar (customer service there is NOT COOL, btw). 48x16 gearing pulling a Trek Transit Deluxe with a 3 year old. About a 12 mile commute one way. Took about an hour and wasn't as much of a workout as I anticipated. Unfortunately, I enjoyed it more than the kid. Asked her after the ride if she liked it... "Yah, but can we take the van from now on?" ^_^
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Old 09-11-08, 10:00 AM
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Any recommendations about helmets for wee ones? My daughter is 2 and I need to buy her one.
I suggest you and your daughter visit the LBS and try on a bunch. We've gone through a couple. First was a Bell that was about $20. When she out-grew it, I got a Trek helmet that was a little more expensive. But she had to have that one because the pink and purple design matches her bike....
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Old 09-11-08, 10:30 AM
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I also concur on the above advise. Go see what fits and make it a fun thing to pick out. Making helmets cool is much tougher when they get older.
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Old 09-11-08, 06:27 PM
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I have no problem pulling the Young Prince's tag a long bike with my Hardrock SS. Up hill both way even!

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Old 08-12-11, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jwave View Post
Has anybody carted their spawn on a fixed gear bike in one of these?



Don't let the Division of Youth and Family Services know about it, but I'm going to be attempting this soon. (of course, I'll do a bunch of trial runs before I actually put to the test with the grom aboard).
I actually use this fairly regularly, It works fine. I use risers and flip my stem up but it works. I stick to bike paths though as traffic makes me very nervous.
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Old 08-12-11, 01:35 PM
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Thanks for dragging this up. I love seeing that picture of my daughter. Iberts are great and so are the werides. My daughter is now beyond the weight for the weride so we have a trailer which suck can't we can really talk on our rides anymore. Can't wait for next spring when my 3 month old will be big enough to use the weride.
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Old 08-14-11, 01:00 AM
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I'm guessing it's a good idea not to do those cool whip skids
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Old 08-14-11, 11:58 AM
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I know a guy who use to pull his infant in a trailer on a brakeless fixed gear bike. He gets tons of street cred for that in my book
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Old 08-14-11, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by luketg08 View Post
I know a guy who use to pull his infant in a trailer on a brakeless fixed gear bike. He gets tons of street cred for that in my book
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I pulled a trailer on my fixie when I did recycling and there weren't any issues. Though the value of goods I was hauling was (depending on circumstances) less than a child. Unless you hate your kid.

Get a trailer that hitches to your axle rather than your seatpost.
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Originally Posted by luketg08 View Post
I know a guy who use to pull his infant in a trailer on a brakeless fixed gear bike. He gets tons of street cred for that in my book
Wow. That is stupid.

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Old 04-27-19, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
I have done many miles on a fixy with a trailer. In town though. Works just fine.

Gears are useful here though. Any kind of hill or wind and you will miss a lower gear.

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Jim do you have a photo as I want to do this but not sure how
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Old 04-27-19, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Gurgus View Post
I pull my boys in the trailer behind my fixed gears all the time. The two of them together weigh about 80 pounds, plus around 15-20 pounds for the trailer is an excellent workout. They love it, my legs kinda love it.
Please where do you attach said wagon on bike
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Old 04-30-19, 08:04 AM
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Nice resurrection
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Old 05-16-19, 01:23 PM
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I use my fixed gear with a Thule Cadence trailer and a 28lb kid.. no problems here, yet.. but it's all on flat ground we definitely don't chance it with any hills at the lake for example..
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