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    There is another one that bolts to the rear wheel dropouts I think but it costs a fortune and looks massive. Can’t remember what it’s called, but there’s been pictures of people using one on here at some point.

    Trailgator works well if you crank all the bolts up super tight. IMO anyway.

    rob jackson
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    question 2 – does anyone have one spare??

    sugdenr
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    Yes but very heavy and I am in surrey

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    Bear in mind that if doing anything other than fire road you will wear them out. The bolt where the bar fits onto the child’s bike wears the hole on the child bike’s bracket into an oval, so you get the bike leaning at an angle.

    That said, they can be had new for £45 on ebay. I got thru 2 in 2 years, still cheaper than the really robust model that fixes to the rear axle, that I alao can’t remember the name of. Review in CTC’s Cycle magazine a while back.

    rob jackson
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    to towing a little uns bike with her on it?

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    Where are you based Rob, any where near South Yorkshire

    eskay
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    I am in Bristol and have one for sale but pick-up only as it is heavy.

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    How far are you towing them?
    If its a long way, I’d plump for a proper tag-along as they’re much more secure. We use the trailgator to get up big hills, then ride seperately when we’re at the top. Small hills, its just too much faff to put it back on and off again.

    eskay
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    I mainlu used mine for Centre Parcs and the odd cycle track ride until my youngest could pedal himslef.

    rob jackson
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    tracey – just soouth of sheffield in’t peak

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    Will look tonight

    simonm
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    Rob, we need to do the same. What are you thinking ? Is Trailgator any good ?

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    Can reccomend the follow me tandem. It weighs a tonne, it’s relatively expensive it has a few manufacturing inaccuracies but it’s way more sturdier than a trail gator.

    Having said that we use ours mainly for family touring i.e. 3 weeks in Denmark camping last year and planning the same this year

    rob jackson
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    si – its ok – she just needs to get used to it

    lister
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    How far are you going? Hazel is 4.5 and I push her up hills with one hand. She’s able to pedal most of the time, but I can let her freewheel is it’s not too steep.
    I shoved her round lots of Grizedale, she probably did about 8 miles in total.

    I haven’t heard many good stories of trailgators…lots of damage to bikes and awkward angles for the little bike.

    ebygomm
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    Has anyone ever tried a Weehoo I-go?

    rewski
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    I don’t think trailgaters help kids balance, they tend to lean over, I use the trek trailer and I’ve used one of those long bungees that you use on kayak paddles, tie around the seatpost and middle of there bars, works a treat once you’ve mastered it. We use it when the climbs got a bit tough.

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