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Topic # 242897 19-Nov-2018 13:56
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I've borrowed a child bike follow me from a friend, thus a one-wheel bike that's attached to below the saddle. However, the tube is too small / attachment too big, so it does not fit.

 

I've tried to fill it up with some random fabric, but that's not stiff, so it moves left and right while riding. I think I need some sticky rubber (1mm/2mm) or silicone and put that in between. I have no idea where to find this, did some Googling, nothing showed up.

 

Does this make sense? Any ideas?


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  Reply # 2129440 19-Nov-2018 14:10
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Can you post some pictures of the two pieces and how they connect/ don't connect...

 

 


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  Reply # 2129443 19-Nov-2018 14:20
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Just find some rubber and clamp the hell out of it!
Fabric won't have the friction and rebound required to stop it from moving around. 





 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2129455 19-Nov-2018 14:37
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Find out the post OD and the size the follow-me bike is made for, and buy the correct one of these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/L-80mm-90mm-bicycle-seatpost-adjust-diametter-sleeve-bike-seatpost-adapter-sleeve-reducing-bush-for-seatpost/32614272210.html

 

Once you know the search term there are lots of places to get them from.

 

You are supposed to drop them into the frame to run a skinny seat post, but I can't see why they wouldn't work in your application.

 

I wouldn't muck around with a hack if I was taking my child on the road behind me. Also make sure the follow-me bike has a super high flag on it so you aren't riding round with your precious child hidden below car bumper height.

 

 










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  Reply # 2129819 19-Nov-2018 21:22
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@wellygary see photo attached. Hope it makes more sense now. As you can see, there's some fabric in between, but that does not stick.




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  Reply # 2129820 19-Nov-2018 21:23
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Coil:

 

Just find some rubber and clamp the hell out of it!
Fabric won't have the friction and rebound required to stop it from moving around. 

 

 

Thanks, yeah I thought the same! Where would I buy that though? I've checked Bunnings and Google, could not find it though. Probably using wrong search terms? Any idea?




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  Reply # 2129822 19-Nov-2018 21:25
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gbwelly:

 

Find out the post OD and the size the follow-me bike is made for, and buy the correct one of these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/L-80mm-90mm-bicycle-seatpost-adjust-diametter-sleeve-bike-seatpost-adapter-sleeve-reducing-bush-for-seatpost/32614272210.html

 

Once you know the search term there are lots of places to get them from.

 

You are supposed to drop them into the frame to run a skinny seat post, but I can't see why they wouldn't work in your application.

 

I wouldn't muck around with a hack if I was taking my child on the road behind me. Also make sure the follow-me bike has a super high flag on it so you aren't riding round with your precious child hidden below car bumper height.

 

 

Thanks! A sleeve vs some rubber would yield the same result? Rubber seems better to me as it gives more grip?

 

Will think about the flag! Not planning to go on busy roads, mainly where there are no cars.


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  Reply # 2129823 19-Nov-2018 21:25
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@boland:

 

 

 

What photo?


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  Reply # 2129828 19-Nov-2018 21:33
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Do you have Para Rubber shop close by. https://pararubber.co.nz/

 

An old bike inner tube cut up and rapped around a few times may also do.

 

Could even just buy a cheap inner tube and cut it up. https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/milazo-bike-tube-27.5x2.1/R1962686.html

 

 




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  Reply # 2129840 19-Nov-2018 22:05
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Jase2985:

 

@boland:

 

 

 

What photo?

 

 

Oops, sorry. Here it is:


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  Reply # 2129880 20-Nov-2018 05:43
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ahhh bolts on only one side :) the one i have has bolts on both sides (2x bolts 180 degs apart) so it will fit on different sized poles a bit easier.

 

rubber will be ok but it think due to the force it will still turn and just rip up the rubber. i had this the first time when i installed mine and didnt do it up tight enough.


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  Reply # 2129886 20-Nov-2018 05:53
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boland:

I've borrowed a child bike follow me from a friend, thus a one-wheel bike that's attached to below the saddle. However, the tube is too small / attachment too big, so it does not fit.


I've tried to fill it up with some random fabric, but that's not stiff, so it moves left and right while riding. I think I need some sticky rubber (1mm/2mm) or silicone and put that in between. I have no idea where to find this, did some Googling, nothing showed up.


Does this make sense? Any ideas?



Does this tagalong have a brand name that would lead to some instructions? I've found some where the seat post bracket is NOT supposed to move on the seat post and the articulation is where the half bike attaches to the bracket. The spacers being metal or hard plastic.

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  Reply # 2129911 20-Nov-2018 07:50
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you can't use fabric surely? try something solid, esp if it was tailored sleeve to fit/adapt.





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