[Yak] Trailer Danger
rltilley at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 17:03:05 PST 2012
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Peter Hull <peterhull1 at bigpond.com> wrote:
> On a recent tour the tow arm of the trailer behind our tandem traveller
> detached from the trailer. This occurred at low speed in a suburban setting
> with no cars around. The bolt connecting the arm to the trailer had worked
> loose over a two week ride and we were perfectly unaware this could /would
> happen. Luckily it was not a high speed descent! Luckier still I could
> retrace my steps and I found bolt and washer and was able to get going
> again. Has anyone else encountered this? Has anyone got a suggestion as
> to a locking nut to prevent this from happening. I now check each bolt each
> day !
I've never had the Bike Friday trailer come apart but have had the cotter
pins on my original design BOB trailer fall off. I only lost one side so
it wasn't a huge issue for me.
Blue Locktite on the threads should prevent the bolts from working loose.
Beeswax is also good on the threads to keep the bolts from loosening.
San Diego, CA
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