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    Bob Trailer w/170mm hub

    Want to use my Bob Trailer with the 170mm rear hub.

    BobGear has 3 different length skewers; 140, 145, 160mm, all too short.

    Anyone use the Bob with their fatty and come up with a solution?
    Cutting the rod and weld in an extension chromoly piece?


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    Coastkid amongst others have done this, i just googled it!

    coastrider: Fatbike Trailer...

    BOB trailer on a Fatback

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    Thanks Scotsman,
    I was just unusually lazy googling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Coastkid amongst others have done this, i just googled it!

    coastrider: Fatbike Trailer...

    BOB trailer on a Fatback

    Yes, but coastkid has done it with his Pugsley which, as far as i know, has 135mm rear hub spacing.

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    I got my B.o.B to fit my Norco Bigfoot 6.3 (4" wide tyres with 170 mm rear hub) this way:
    1. I bought an Extrawheel bike Trailer quick release for 140 - 190 mm hubs. I removed the skewer rod and this fitted straight into a Bob skewer head. I had to saw off 20 mm off the skewer as it was too long for my 170 mm rear hub.
    2. I also got a 28 inch B.o.B fork, which was easily widened by hand, and this now fits ok although the gear cable housing rubs against the trailer fork.

    So now I can use my B.o.B on my 26" MTB as well as my Fatty with just a change of the trailer fork.

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    The Robert Axle Project addresses this:

    Robert Axle Project | Thru-Axles for Fat Bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghoulwe View Post
    The Robert Axle Project addresses this:

    Robert Axle Project | Thru-Axles for Fat Bikes
    Not exactly. Those are 12 mm thru-axles, not quick release axles.

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