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Old 10-26-17, 01:28 AM
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In Portugal there is a funeral directors that offer a bicycle trailer hearse to see you off in.

Odd that they got Benjamin Netanyahu to ride the bike in that pic?
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Old 12-31-17, 08:04 PM
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Perfect for bike-camping and taking my Macaw for a ride around the neighborhood.
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Old 01-04-18, 09:07 AM
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What's the strap around the top of the thermos for?
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Old 05-21-18, 07:22 PM
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Raleigh Folder with my pup trailer...

Converted a kid carrier into a pup trailer. His favorite thing in the world!! Pack the cooler and head to the beach!
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Old 07-17-18, 10:56 AM
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My working BOB trailer and big bin

I use my BOB trailer and large bin to do landscape gardening work in my community, which is very hilly. I have a small electric assist to get me up the steepest hills with all the weight in my bin.

The two kickstands really help for stability, and I also have a Flash Flag which sticks out into traffic to keep the vehicles at bay. It works very well.
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Old 07-17-18, 11:09 AM
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My Bamboo Cargo Trailer

I also have a bamboo cargo trailer, which I had made for me in Portland, Oregon by Adam George: https://boundbikes.wordpress.com/bamboo-trailers/ I fell in love with the light and strong bamboo trailers after using my landlord's trailer, also made by Adam. So when I settled down again on Vashon Island, Washington, near Seattle, I decided I had to have one. I have used it only a few times, most notably to carry my groom and myself from the wedding to our home, being pulled by 3 cyclists, while we sat in state on a loveseat on the trailer. But now, I find I am not able to use it safely in my new home, as I would need to take it along a highway with a 50mph speed limit, and the shoulder is just not quite wide enough for me to feel safe with the cargo trailer. So I have listed it for sale in the Marketplace forum on this site.

And here is a photo of it being used for our wedding:


Safety first! Getting ready to head home on the bike trailer after our wedding.






Three cyclists were hooked up to the trailer through the use of bicycle tubes. It worked a treat!
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Old 07-17-18, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Diane Emerson View Post
I use my BOB trailer and large bin to do landscape gardening work in my community, which is very hilly. I have a small electric assist to get me up the steepest hills with all the weight in my bin.

The two kickstands really help for stability, and I also have a Flash Flag which sticks out into traffic to keep the vehicles at bay. It works very well.
Nice setup. I just picked up a BOB from Craigslist, and am now working on fitting an electric assist on the front end of my recumbent. Where did you mount your battery?
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Old 07-17-18, 04:08 PM
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Nice setup. I just picked up a BOB from Craigslist, and am now working on fitting an electric assist on the front end of my recumbent. Where did you mount your battery?
I mounted the battery in the front basket. You can see it in the photo. It isn't large, because I wanted to keep the bike (sans trailer) light enough to hoist onto the bike racks on the local buses here. That has helped me extend my cycling range immensely. It was a kit from Hill Topper: https://www.electric-bike-kit.com/hill-topper.aspx
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Old 08-07-18, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by interceptor View Post
Converted a kid carrier into a pup trailer. His favorite thing in the world!! Pack the cooler and head to the beach!
I pulled my girl around for years. She loved it as well. Go for a ride? I'd ask her and she lit up and smiled big time! Never had any issues but after she passed I was reading how someone was talking of a friend whose pup got so e crud in her eyes and it got nasty and VERY expensive. Crud can fly off that rear wheel.

Alright, I said it and that's all.

take alot of pics so you can look back on them. They get so happy it's great. Having a trailer for my dog was one of the best things I ever did. Enjoy!
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Old 08-17-18, 05:28 PM
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Some nice trailers on here! giving me some ideas for my build!
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Old 08-24-18, 02:40 PM
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Started this the other day. Tore up an old rusted out wagon and framing it out from some scrap 2x4s. It's roughly 5ft x 2ft. I'm setting it up to cary around my pool cleaning supplies and tree trimming/landscaping tools. I'll finish it up in the next few days and snap some more photos.


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Originally Posted by depshop View Post
Started this the other day. Tore up an old rusted out wagon and framing it out from some scrap 2x4s. It's roughly 5ft x 2ft. I'm setting it up to cary around my pool cleaning supplies and tree trimming/landscaping tools. I'll finish it up in the next few days and snap some more photos.


Looks Like it will be a heavy duty one...how did you make out? What did you do for attaching to your bicycle?

Here is my child carrier conversion for a grocery, camping firewood, beer & ice, and beach runner.
I am going to be staining it tomorrow, I fit it and removed the deck for staining.
I made it from a free pallet, hardware, stain and clear coat I already have and the frame comes from the child carrier we had for my boys...they have been riding for years now.











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1. (Very) Lightweight
2. Keep it simple and low profile
3. Build with materials I already have on hand
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Old 07-28-19, 10:05 PM
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Here's mine I built on an old Pacific Cycles Kid trailer (now InStep) we purchased from a thrift store nearly 18 years ago. I used the kid carrier as a beach/fishing cart after my 3 children were to big to be carried in it. About three years ago the fabric was frayed and brittle and the cruddy 16 inch tires had seen better days. I took the trailer apart and saved all the misc nuts and bolts along with the frame. Repurposed a platform I made out of Meranti plywood to carry snow ski's on top of our Traverse; cut it down to fit the PC frame, added sides and built two wheels using the 26"tire/rim sets off an old Mtn bike and 2 Maillard rear hubs I had lying around. I also added rod carriers and a flag mount. Tow bike is a Raleigh Technium 440 I converted to a single speed last year. Enjoy the pics!



Started the cargo box; checking for fit before bolting on and painting the frame


rebuilt the tonge


Day before we left for the Gulf



Maillard hub


section of frame from a old Hobie Fish Cat



Cart on the beach at Fort Pickens Gulf Islands National Seashore



Two of my sons holding the fully loaded rig before heading back to camp at Fort Pickens


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How I roll

Bike and Trailer https://imgur.com/a/DKpcF0a

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Check out 70 miles w/front panniers & trailer on Relive!https://www.relive.cc/view/g37290970278
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How I roll

Bike and Trailer https://imgur.com/a/DKpcF0a

https://imgur.com/a/zXXlyuv

https://imgur.com/a/3w6izz7

Check out 70 miles w/front panniers & trailer on Relive!https://www.relive.cc/view/g37290970278
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Old 08-04-19, 07:52 PM
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So nice it had to be posted twice.
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Picked up this Trek branded trailer for 20 bucks at a yard sale. I ripped off the canopy, added some scrap particle board, and then finished it off with some eye bolts for straps. At $23.86 all in, Iím happy.
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