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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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Product Dimensions 3.8 x 3 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Item model number 25-SA074A
ASIN B0013TR66I
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Take your little ones on an outdoor adventure quickly and easily by using this InStep/Schwinn InStep coupler. No more switching couplers back and forth. This bike trailer coupler by InSteap offers easy and hassle-free installation for your Instep or Schwinn bicycle trailer to almost any model of bicycle. This InStep/Schwinn Bike Trailer Coupler is ready for use with any InStep/Schwinn trailer that accommodates 2 children.\n - 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty - Fits Schwinn & InStep brand bike trailers

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InStep creates award-winning strollers and trailers that let you bring the little ones along for family bonding time during your workouts, while demonstrating how fun a fit lifestyle can be.

The Bicycle Trailer Coupler attaches an Instep or Schwinn Trailer to almost any bike. It's made for use with all Schwinn and Instep trailer models that accommodate two children, and purchasing an additional coupler attachment means both Mom and Dad's bikes can be outfitted to tow the kids at a moment's notice.


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I found this out the hard way. I have a Giant road bike, and my wife has a Schwinn cruiser. The Schwinn has enough room on the dropouts to mount this as expected. But on most newer model road and mountain bikes, you will have to check that you have enough room in the dropouts to actually mount this coupler. In my case, the chain stay and the seat stay tubes come together to form a very small dropout, and so there is not enough room for the big round coupler to mount between the skewer and the dropout.
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.
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This part is identical to the hitch couplings that come with the InStep trailers other than it is a gloss black instead of a more matte black finish. One thing not mentioned in the product description is that this incudes not only the coupler and pin (as pictured) but also the special "washer" that mounts behind the hitch to keep it horizontal.

Often a concern or issue with the cheaper trailers is if they will properly mount to more "high end" bikes. The garden variety mass market retailer bikes (i.e. the cheaper ones) usually have a horizontal dropout for the rear axle where the more expensive bikes will have a vertical dropout for the axle. The hitches are designed with mass market retailer bikes (horizontal dropouts) in mind.

These hitches will work on either. With vertical dropouts rather than following the directions provided, you must instead position the tab that sticks off the back of the washer so that it will rest against the bottom of the frame instead of within the dropout as they are designed.

My wife an I each have one of these hitches on our Raleigh Route 4.0 hybrids (that have a vertical dropouts) and they work just fine. The hitches are also completely compatible with "quick release" style hubs.
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Beware this coupler does not fit a modern bike frame with smaller drop outs and quick release pins. Major modifications such as cutting and grinding would weaken the overall coupler to the point where I would not trust its integrity enough to tow a trailer with my kids in. Instead I returned the product and swapped the entire hitch assembly on my Schwinn Joyrider trailer to the standard smaller hitch common to other trailer manufacturers. Big disappointment considering the rest of Schwinn's design is well thought through.
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I bought this so we could pull our child trailer with both mine or my wive's bike. Takes only a small adjustable wrench to install. The lock pin U-clip is very firm. Best part of this setup is the child trailer will not tip over if you dump your bike.
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This did not fit my bike (Giant) and you should be aware that it may not fit yours. This is not the fault of the product so I don't feel it would be appropriate for me to lower my rating based on my experience with the compatibility alone. I tried, and failed, to make this coupler work for my bike by heating, bending, and trying my hand at "blacksmithing" a workaround, as laughable comparison as that might be. One thing I certainly can attest to is the strength of the metal, it will not easily fail you!
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This part was so much smaller than I pictured! It fits perfectly (where it's supposed to).
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.
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I purchased this to use for our Schwinn Toddler Trailer on my personal Cruiser and it works beautifully. Installation was a breeze, like the other one. Holds the trailer well and I have zero complaints, so far.
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4 stars because expensive for what you get. But super easy to install. My bike has a quick release for the back tire (no bolts), and this worked. The item has little dimples that will perfectly sink into another washer (it comes with it) to help prevent the coupler from rotating. there is also a little notch that comes out that further prevents the coupler from rotating. You will need to find a spot on your frame where the notch can rest into. The manual recommenced a location that is non existent on most bikes. But that is ok, you can simply place the extended notch in the area where your rear axel would normally slide into the frame, the completely preventing the coupler from rotating during a bike ride. I know it may be confusing and it is hard to explain, but bottom line is the coupler works on any bikes and is solid, it will not rotate during a bike ride.
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