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That was the sort of thing I first thought of but I've seen 2 trailers of that generic type dump their bikes on the road so that and the price put me off.

I have a couple of mates who both have an ERDE 3 bike trailer sitting around doing nothing much so I borrow one of them as needed. 

One of these guys has since moved on to a front wheel only device that rolls the bike along behind the car on it's back wheel,which he rates very highly, and that breaks down into a suitcase size.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2019 at 18:15
Originally posted by IanG IanG wrote:

One of these guys has since moved on to a front wheel only device that rolls the bike along behind the car on it's back wheel,which he rates very highly, and that breaks down into a suitcase size.


Ian, there may be different types but I've heard that those can sometimes damage frame /forks due to pivot action through the bike. I don't know any more than that and haven't ever looked at them properly to see how the forces may be transmitted. It may be bull but thought it worth mentioning.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote IanG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2019 at 18:54
So I believe,I think they'd be ok for rescuing a breakdown but I wouldn't fancy dragging a sportsbike on track tyres around like that.Confused

My mate seems to like his though,so much so that his trailer just sits in his garden unused

My preferred option would be to get rid of a car and just buy a van instead if was thinking about getting active on trackdays again,but as I have a towbar and two helpful mates who loan their trailers I've gone with the cheapest option whenever I've done a solo trackday in the past.

I don't like the idea though just in case something happens on track and I can't drive afterwards,it's not happened yet but I don't like to tempt fate too often

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Originally posted by IanG IanG wrote:


I don't like the idea though just in case something happens 

What could possibly happen ..?
If you find us in a hedge check the bike first please .. I`m free on the NHS...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote IanG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2019 at 21:02
Originally posted by Mr Miller Mr Miller wrote:

Originally posted by IanG IanG wrote:


I don't like the idea though just in case something happens 

What could possibly happen ..?


Weeeeelll,    Coppice happened when I got a bit too enthusiastic at Donnington,I was unscathed but the bike was a bit second hand after barrel rolling several times.  I wouldn't bother trying to take it sans brakes and just bleeding speed off with engine braking before pulling through it,not on road based tyres anyway Embarrassed

I'm on the fence about about the bash there this year,I'm really tempted but I've not been on track for years now and it's the time of the year we normally go on holiday so I don't want to risk anything disrupting that.

AND, I've seen what can happen when one starts having too much fun Wink LOL 
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