- Trailer attachment options – thru axle, bolt through or QR adaptor?
I’m looking to attach a trailer to a Ragley Bluepig that has a 12 x 142mm thru axle at the rear. The trailer is designed for QR skewers. There are thru axles in existence from the Robert Axle Project that will do this, but they are incredibly expensive…. especially seeing as the trailer was only £30 secondhand.
My fall back is some QR dropouts for the Ragley frame and a longer QR skewer. It’s a Hope hub so I could put a 10mm bolt thru axle on there, but the axle would still need something for the trailer bracket to bolt onto.
If there are any other thru axle options out there I think it would be a better solution. Anyone know of any?Posted 11 months agoHoratioHufnagelMember
Thule make a thru axle adapter but they are a similar price to the Robert Axle ones.
I’m not sure I understand your question though. If you can put a regular QR hub on there, that would work fine.Posted 11 months ago
Do you have the trailer hitch that attaches to the QR?
You don’t normally need a longer QR, the standard one is fine.joebristolSubscriber
I had this issue and found the same through axle options as you did that were expensive. I decided to sell the trailer and have just ordered a weeride instead!Posted 11 months agosimonhuscroftMember
I got a burley they axle adapter from amazon. Was £42 which was a bit cheaper than the Robert axle project from what I can remember.
You need to know the pitch thread for the axle you require though. It may be written on it.Posted 11 months agojimplopsSubscriber
I have a 142×12 Robert axle project that’s no longer needed, can check the actual over all length later if you’re interested as axles are all different lengths and thread pitch.Posted 11 months ago
I’m not sure I understand your question though. If you can put a regular QR hub on there, that would work fine.
Ideally, I don’t want the rear to be QR, either for use with the trailer or without. The trailer is designed for QR attachment but I’d prefer something a bit beefier.
jimplops, YGMPosted 11 months agograntyboyMember
I’ve also got a Robert Axel project going spare is jimplops doesn’t fitPosted 11 months ago
Had a look last night, my current axle is 12mm diameter, 159mm length with a 1.5mm thread pitch. The Robert Axle part number is KID212.Posted 11 months ago
I would also have a use for an axle that’s 12mm diameter, 174mm (180mm without spacer) length with a 1.75 pitch. The Robert Axle part number for that is KID211.
I’m still looking for an axle if anyone has one.
Either 12mm diameter, 159mm length with a 1.5mm thread pitch. The Robert Axle part number is KID212.
Or, 12mm diameter, 174mm (180mm without spacer) length with a 1.75 pitch. The Robert Axle part number for that is KID211.Posted 3 months agoBigmantrialsSubscriber
Could you get a Rubber coated P Clip, fasten it around the chainstay and then bolt the trailer too that?Posted 3 months agonedrapierSubscriber
I went for the Burley one too. From Triton Cycles. I was building up a new bike, so it went on the new bike ticket rather than a 2nd hand/nearly free trailer ticket, where it would have stuck out a bit more.Posted 3 months ago
The Burley ones seem to be almost as expensive as the Robert Axle…Posted 3 months ago
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