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5.0 out of 5 stars Ok for the price., 19 Feb 2013
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This trailer is an aftermarket version of an Adventure CT1, but at a quarter of the price, I'm not that inclined to spend more money on a trailer than the bike towing it, so I plumped for this one, also at the price I could modify it to fit my needs.

Firstly, build quality is distinctly average, the welding looks like a first year agriculture student did it and as supplied the wheel has a huge amount of wobble, I'll be replacing it with a better wheel as the supplied one simply cannot be adjusted not to wobble without binding, it fits into a basic swinging arm on springs, this had a lot of play but most of it could be adjusted out, also there was no evidence of grease, soon rectified, although I'll probably weld it up solid at some point. Fitting to the bike is by either a QR skewer or nuts for a threaded axle, the nuts don't fit all axles, especially those of Shimano Nexus hubs. If this seems like a bit of a bad review it's not, there's nothing that somebody with a bit of know how can't put right and the trailer handles fine, although I have only had about 10 kilos on it, I had read a few horror stories about twin wheel trailers tipping but so far the handling has been fine on this single wheel up to 17mph, it also fits through the same gap as a bike by itself which is nice. In short it's a good introduction to trailers, but don't expect to go round the world.

Quick update, and I've revised my rating as SWMBO pointed out that the wee trailer seems to be permanentlty attached to my bike and I have given it a bit of a hammering, I've also made a few improvements.

Firstly I replaced the rear wheel with on from a childs BMX, it now has no play in the bearings, also I tightened up the nuts holding the trailer together, I don't have to fold it so they're so tight as to make the structure rigid, thirdly I use a couple of spacers on eack of the mountings on the QR skewer, this makes the trailer much less prone to weaving when heavily loaded. Also, try to keep the weight as low down at the bike end of the trailer as possible, it's better for handling.

In short, although I wasn't expecting much, the trailer has been a godsend, a great addition to my garage.
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