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Workarounds for Mounting Bike Trailers

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1:28 pm
June 21, 2012

Josh Lipton


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I have a customer that bought a Scorpion fs and he wanted a trailer.
There is very little room for connecting this trailer but HP Velotechnik makes a modified Weber coupling that can be ordered from them. I couldn?t find a picture of their coupling but it’s this type of a coupling.
This is the trike.…..181516112/
I was thinking of ordering a trailer from you if the trailer would be able to connect to the trike.

It is tough to tell how much the rack of this trike is in the way of the rear dropouts.  If there is some clearance, the hitch on all of our two wheel trailers does hang downward and may still work in that position.  The Weber coupling might be a work around however the hitch arm of the trailer might have to be modified or adapted to work with it.

Another solution could be the Croozer Alternative Hitch which would work nicely with Croozer Trailers or might also be adapted to other trailers.

Croozer Bike Trailer Alternative HitchCroozer Cargo Bike Trailer


1:50 am
June 22, 2012

Peder Torgersen


Post edited 11:26 am – June 22, 2012 by Josh Lipton

I contacted HP Velotecknik and they sent me a couple of pictures of the hitch adaptor that they can provide.

The customer is located on a remote island

He wants a cargo trailer one that will fit this hitch.

The best for him is got the hitch adaptor from HP Velotechik and find a trailer that can use this adaptor.

Will your cargo trailer fit this adapter?…..233065562/

12:22 pm
June 22, 2012

Josh Lipton


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Post edited 12:22 pm – June 22, 2012 by Josh Lipton

Do you know what inner diameter (ID) hitch arm this is designed for?

There are quite a few different hitch arm diameters in use.  Here is a quick rundown of hitch arm inner diameters.

Wandertec Trailers: .75"

Newer Burley Trailers (Square Hitch Arm): .92"

Older Burley Trailers (Round Hitch Arm): .85"

Croozer Trailers: .875"

Chariot Trailers: .75"

Have a look at our blog post post about cross-adapting bike trailers with other brands of hitches.


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