Pictures of your Trailers

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Pictures of your Trailers

Postby Mick F » 14 Jul 2008, 3:27pm

I thought I'd start a new thread.

Not long been back from a trip shopping with mine.

Carry Freedom Y Frame (Small) with a home-made box wooden bolted direct onto the chassis.

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For the observant:
Eggs
Bacon
Cauliflower
Bananas
Potatoes
Tomatoes
Carrots
Onions
Choccy Bikkies

oh, and 2 bottles of wine!
Mick F. Cornwall

melw1

Postby melw1 » 14 Jul 2008, 7:18pm

Ohhh well I have to add my Carry Freedom home-made rip off from recycled parts!

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Seems to be working well so far.... The boxes flat pack so can be either completely flat, or one box acts as a lid for the box underneath.

ps - love the colour, Mick!

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Postby eileithyia » 14 Jul 2008, 7:43pm

Hey Mick just realised.. does the family shop get wet when it's raining? :lol:
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Postby Mick F » 14 Jul 2008, 9:01pm

I think I need to build a lid!
Or not go out shopping in the rain!

Actually I did once, stuff just got wet, although it was a supermarket trip then, and everything was wrapped in plastic.
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Postby AndyB » 14 Jul 2008, 9:28pm

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Yet another Carry Freedom Y-Frame small, with the Ortlieb large duffel on. Islay, this Easter.

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Postby Manx Cat » 14 Jul 2008, 9:54pm

These look really good dont they. Love the colours your all using.

Mick, how does the trailer cope in hilly conditions? we are moving house later this summer and will be much nearer town. In fact we will be just 4 miles from town. I have been considering a trailer - Chas is gonna get a Santa list from me any day now! lol


But I will still have a megga hill to get up. And down.... Dont fancy the trailer over taking me!


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Postby AndyB » 14 Jul 2008, 10:13pm

I took the setup you see above, minus front panniers, over the Bealach na Ba, and over some Manx hills last summer - no problem. Even at 45mph plus, the trailer is fine... so long as you don't hit anything - a pothole or stone could tip it, with nasty consequences, so I take it a bit easier on the descents. Climbing is fine, if you've got the low gears!

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Postby Mick F » 14 Jul 2008, 11:30pm

Yeah, the weight slows you down, but not impossibly.

Low gears and take your time.

Still, FAR easier than panniers!
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Postby keepontriking » 14 Jul 2008, 11:44pm


mhara

Postby mhara » 15 Jul 2008, 7:17am

keepontriking wrote:Here's mine....

http://www.velotree.co.uk/deliveryduty.html

Do you have a photo of how it attaches to the Brompton?

mhara

Postby mhara » 15 Jul 2008, 7:19am

mhara wrote:
keepontriking wrote:Here's mine....

http://www.velotree.co.uk/deliveryduty.html

Do you have a photo of how it attaches to the Brompton?

And can you still flip the back wheel under to 'park' or does the trailer keep the bike standing?

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Postby keepontriking » 15 Jul 2008, 7:24am

mhara wrote:
mhara wrote:
keepontriking wrote:Here's mine....

http://www.velotree.co.uk/deliveryduty.html

Do you have a photo of how it attaches to the Brompton?

And can you still flip the back wheel under to 'park' or does the trailer keep the bike standing?


It uses a straight forward Weber hitch on to the rear axle - same as on the Trice. It clips on/off in a couple of seconds.

Yes, the Brommie parks as normal - there is room in the hitch length to allow the 'flip' into parking mode. It is really useful as it all stands up unsupported.

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Postby mhara » 15 Jul 2008, 7:30am

keepontriking wrote:
mhara wrote:
mhara wrote:
keepontriking wrote:Here's mine....

http://www.velotree.co.uk/deliveryduty.html

Do you have a photo of how it attaches to the Brompton?

And can you still flip the back wheel under to 'park' or does the trailer keep the bike standing?


It uses a straight forward Weber hitch on to the rear axle - same as on the Trice. It clips on/off in a couple of seconds.

Yes, the Brommie parks as normal - there is room in the hitch length to allow the 'flip' into parking mode. It is really useful as it all stands up unsupported.

Brill.
Thanks keepontriking

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Postby Cunobelin » 27 Jul 2008, 3:29pm

Here is the Cyclone on one of the recumbents:

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... and testing the waterproofing:

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Postby Fonant » 29 Jul 2008, 12:30pm

Here's my excellent-but-heavy old Miklink with 50 bricks (total weight measured with bathroom scales at about 150kg) on board:

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Hard work over the railway bridge, but quite do-able. The hitch places a significant proportion of the weight onto the back axle of the bike, making handling and braking work even with such heavy loads.

Certainly too heavy for touring, but for DIY and big supermarket shopping (or taking an adult on a deckchair!) it works very well.
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