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    Using commuter to tow another bike

    Have any of you attached a bike rack to a bike trailer and hauled another bike around? I'm building up a single speed mtn bike, and am thinking of toting it around on a B.O.B trailer with my commuter bike...seems like it would be pretty straight forward. The commuter would be much faster getting to the trails

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    It won't fit just strapped to the BOB, maybe with the front wheel off? Or maybe a fork mount (like people use in a pickup) instead of a whole bike rack?

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    I was thinking a fork mount with the rear wheel mounted above the BOB fender somehow. Maybe attach the rear wheel on one of the racks that are made to go over the BOB trailers wheel.

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    I've got no help for you on the towing issues, but you could also think about a dinglespeed. I've got two of them, for exactly that reason.

    I've got one traditional dinglespeed, with 2 chainrings and 2 cogs. As long as the toothcount is the same then the chainlength is the same. So I've got 42&16=58 and 38&20=58. And that gives me a real road vs trail gear, because it's 70 gearinches vs about 50.

    And another bike I'd been riding as ss for 4 years, but this year I had to admit that it's just a little too spinny for the commute, so I stuck a second cog on. I'm using a 16 and an 18, which isn't a huge gap, but it's definitely an improvement. The difference in chainlength is under 0.5", so I just slide the wheel forward or back. It wouldn't work with an eccentric hub or bb, but it's fine for sliders, trackends or horizontal dropouts. This way sacrifices chainline a bit, but I haven't had any problems.

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    why not attach a fork mount to the rack on your commuter, and bungee the front wheel of the mtb down?

    I have thought about doing this for my commuter just for giggles, mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayboFett View Post
    Have any of you attached a bike rack to a bike trailer and hauled another bike around? I'm building up a single speed mtn bike, and am thinking of toting it around on a B.O.B trailer with my commuter bike...seems like it would be pretty straight forward. The commuter would be much faster getting to the trails
    I have never towed a bike around berhind another bike....

    But if you want to get there quick buy a set of crossmark tires and a pump...

    Get the tires hard for the road and siften them for the trail and pump back up and go...

    I did a lot of this training for the trans rockies....works great and actually a gas station was just about in the right place to get a free quick pump up...

    Need a FS with no pedal bob though or hard tail....with the dingle.

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    wrong type of "bike" but anything's doable.
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    found this using the google machine:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayboFett View Post
    The commuter would be much faster getting to the trails
    I wouldn't be so sure. My 15-mile commute is BARELY faster on a geared bike than my SS mountain bike (thought I do turn a pretty tall gear on that mountain bike).

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