Folding bike trailer

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gaz
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Re: Folding bike trailer

Postby gaz » 4 Aug 2020, 4:09pm

Raleigh/Philips/Avenir Mule.
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Bit of a heavyweight, if you're lucky you might pick one up <£40 pre-loved.
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Re: Folding bike trailer

Postby iandusud » 4 Aug 2020, 5:15pm

geomannie wrote:Thanks all for your suggestions. I am particularly taken by Burcey's suggestion of looking for an old old trailer past its child-carrying design life but still good for cargo. Gumtree has a couple of possible candidates not far from me at not much money.

A plan.

Cheers


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Re: Folding bike trailer

Postby Cunobelin » 4 Aug 2020, 5:53pm

My first trailer was an old Burley.

It can be used as-is, but all the tubing is easily removed.

Remove the supports and material and you get a flat base.
Then some Marine plywood and "Pipe clips" and you have a flatbed

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Re: Folding bike trailer

Postby geomannie » 4 Aug 2020, 10:59pm

gaz wrote:Raleigh/Philips/Avenir Mule.
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Bit of a heavyweight, if you're lucky you might pick one up <£40 pre-loved.


That looks perfect, if I can find one.

Cheers
geomannie

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Re: Folding bike trailer

Postby quack » 13 Aug 2020, 6:50pm

Have a look at the Burley travoy. Folds down, can be taken aroundwithout the bike, flexible. Suitable for lots of different purposes. Quickly hitched and unhitched.

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Re: Folding bike trailer

Postby bev55 » 15 Aug 2020, 8:06am

Burley Flatbed is a good, light/alloy trailer. Used mine for camping and cargo. Thw wheels can popped off and it folds flat. (I've heard the Burley Travoy has a tendency to flip...maybe due to small wheels ?)
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Re: Folding bike trailer

Postby quack » 15 Aug 2020, 11:27am

Never had any probs with my travoy, on or off-road, with bags or bulky loads. Not quite sure how it could flip? Find it versatile and great for stopping my off at places in town. Take it with you. Folds up flat for storage in its own bag.