The Lollypop Hitch
This hitch is strong quiet and reliable.
It will support trailers with up to 100kg of cargo,
its made in Scotland and is guaranteed for 5 years.
Lollypop Hitch Instructions
When the bike turns left or right the steel pin rotates within the red elastomer. When the bike leans (or falls over) the red elastomer flexes to allow the movement.
The stainless steel bracket bolts permanently to a bicycle's rear axle, and the red elastomer is quickly attached to this using a lynch pin. The pin can be replaced by a padlock or bolt for more security.
In use - These hitches have been through the Karakorum highway and back, and are in daily use with fleets of courier companies. They are very reliable and dependable.
Fitting - There must be at least 4mm spare thread on the bicycle's axle, and its dropout plate should be flat. If the hitch does not fit we can probably make a bracket that does.
The trailer part will fit all Carry Freedom trailers, and as far as we know all Chariot and Burley trailers. The trailer part needs a tube with a 19mm (3/4") internal diameter or square. It needs a 6mm diameter vertical hole 25mm from the tube end.
It is not designed for trailers carrying Children or pets , and it is also not suitable for bicycles with carbon fibre dropouts.
Hello Nick we have just arived in Islamabad. I did receive the lolly pop in Osh and after crossing very tough roads in Kirguizistan and the Karakorum highway I can say that it works really well. Very funny and amaizing little thing. Very good name, you can put on the web or you addvertizing that it has been tested in the Karakorum and it still works....no problem. The only problem i have now is that i cant get the wheels off. Do you know how? Thank you
Text: Hello Carry Freedom, My wife Sue and I are just back from touring Europe using two Y-Frame trailers.The trailers were excellent and probably the only piece of equipment we had with us that was completely reliable. We covered just over 3000km cycle camping from Europort to Rome crossing the Netherlands, Germany via Koln and Munich, Austria via Innsbrook and the Brenner Pass then To Rome across Italy via Lake Garda and Pisa. On week three the camping chairs we took with us were no longer serviceable and the trailers doubled as camp-site seats. I was most impressed with the elastomer hitch. On two occasions I rolled the trailer,(no fault of the equipment just poor riding,turning the trailer through 180 degrees. On the second occasion in my hurry to put the trailer back on it's wheels I inadvertently turned it a further 180 degree. On realising that I had now forced the hitch through 360 degrees whilst it was loaded I felt sure that it would be damaged and in need of replacement but I was wrong it showed no signed of deterioration or damage. I was very relieved and impressed. We expect to be riding out with our trailers again very soon and we know they'll be up to the job.
In September I cycled along the Danube from its source to Vienna. The new lollipop hitch behaved perfectly as did the City Trailer. On several occasions the bike was blown over by the wind while parked with the trailer attached. Although the hitch looked alarmingly twisted it suffered no damage. The trailer towed perfectly even on rough tracks and its ability to carry a folding bike and fold makes it ideal for train travel. Being able to use a padlock with the new coupling is reassuring.
Really, great! The flip twisted the hell out of the hitch, I was suprised it didn't tear it in two. Anthony
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