Coupler Attachment - InStep & Schwinn Bike Trailers
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- Coupler attaches an Instep or Schwinn Trailer to almost any bike
- Made for use with all Schwinn and Instep trailer models that accommodate two children
- With an additional coupler attachment, both Mom and Dad's bikes can be outfitted to tow the kids at a moment's notice
- Bring little ones along for family bonding time during your workouts, while demonstrating how fun fit lifestyle can be
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Schwinn and InStep Bike Trailer Coupler
This is the part that you need to connect your Schwinn or InStep trailer to your bike. It is called a coupler, but it acts like a trailer hitch for your bicycle. It allows for a trailer to be connected and reconnected on a daily basis without tools.
All trailers come with a coupler but it can be helpful to have spare installed on additional adult bikes, so riders can take turns pulling.
The installation requires the removal of the nut the bolts on the rear wheel. Once it is on you will be able to hitch and unhitch the trailer without tools. Comes with three parts; coupler plate, lock washer and a locking security pin.
|Item Dimensions||1 x 3 x 3.75 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.25 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.25 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.26 pounds|
Color: 1 Pack
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I was forced to fabricate my own adapter from an angle bracket.
If you are handy and have the tools available you will be able to do this work yourself, otherwise I would recommend finding a different coupler.
What really drives me up a wall here is that after I ran into this issue I began researching online for others who may have had this problem. And I could find forum posts as far back as 2005 of people who have had this same issue. Its been 8 years and still the company has made no effort to alter their design.
I will post pictures of what I did in the Customer images section.
The part is advertised for Instep and Schwinn- our trailer is InStep, but we do not have Schwinn bikes (my husband and I both have TREK bikes), and there was no problem using it.
The pin rattles a bit, but two rubber washers cut from a bit of inner tube took care of that problem.
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Returned as it came in incomplete.