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    Question about trail-a-bikes

    So me and my roommates were trying find out if it is possible to connect several trail-a-bikes to one real bike to make a 5 or more person bike. Heres the questions:

    Will this be too much pressure on the seat posts?

    Can an adult ride on one of these trail-a-bikes?

    Has anyone tried this?

    Does anyone have trail-a-bikes we can borrow in flagstaff Oct. 25th during the day?

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    This thread has potential

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    Are your roommates midgets? If so are they single?

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    No. me and my roommates are normal sized and guys. We need an epic awesome bike for a huge drunken bike parade and this is the coolest thing we could think of.

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    keep drinking....errrr...I mean thinking.....
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    The answer to your question is no, yes, no & no. Not unless you can find 3+ foot-long seatposts to hook each subsequent bike to....

    Besides, these things are like gold, I don't see anyone willing to share with a bunch of drunkards in a parade...
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    How about a couple of tandems

    How about a couple of tandems like this?
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    I think a 5 person bike with 5 pivots and all those wheels is going to be hard to ride.

    Those things really aren't meant for adults, but I'm sure if enough alcohol is involved it should be ok. I think some even have a weight limit, which you might want to look into if you're borrowing them.

    I'd like to offer a suggestion as well.... you 5 should wear capes and maybe beer helmets, or if you want to be real classy like, wino camelbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berge
    How about a couple of tandems like this?
    What's funny with the TANDEM trail-a-bike is the Adams owners' manual for the thing:

    The Tandem Trail-a-Bike has been designed to carry two children with a maximum combined weight of 125 lbs
    For the Tandem Trail-a-Bike we strongly recommend the lead rider to be at least 200 lbs to ensure proper control of the lead bicycle
    Basically you need to maintain a 2:1 ratio for the lead bike. That's not going to work with TWO tandems!!!

    http://www.trail-a-bike.com/download...anual-2008.pdf
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    So your saying the front bike will wheelie and flip over, didnt really think about that one. I guess the regular bar chopper will have to do, the rest of the roommates will have to find there own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bdoc132
    So your saying the front bike will wheelie and flip over, didnt really think about that one. I guess the regular bar chopper will have to do, the rest of the roommates will have to find there own.
    I don't think the lead bike will wheelie, the bar that connects to the seatpost will prevent that. I don't know if the seatpost could take the stress of pulling that much weight.

    It could be that the trail-a-bike makers want to discourage lawsuits from people who have the same idea as you do.
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    Here is one every one can ride
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