Pictures of your Trailers

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Mick F
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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby Mick F » 27 Apr 2010, 10:25pm

Many years ago, we were in the Balloch Hotel on Lomondside, W Scotland, and Daughter2 aged 4 wandered over to a HUGE hairy German Shepherd and threw her arms around its neck.

The dog-owner and the pub regulars gasped in alarm. We didn't bat an eye as both our daughters had been brought up with dogs. Daughter2 just sighed and stroked the beautiful beast, but the owner looked on in stunned admiration ........... at the dog or the little girl?

We will never know!
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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby Robert » 27 Apr 2010, 10:51pm

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That's our neighbour's dog giving the EBC trailer a look over. I'm in two minds about taking it this year, but if I don't I'll need to get a new set of front forks and low rider racks for the tandem.

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby caer urfa » 2 May 2010, 10:33am

Seems like some hard-core stuff here:

www.adventure-cycling-guide.co.uk/trailers.htm

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby beachcomber » 25 May 2010, 2:59pm

Kona Dawg. On route to Castleford via York.Meet friends at Castleford, then by bus to Whitehaven for C2C. Carrying spares and large tool kit in support of riders for charity. Left trailer on bus during C2C.

Bob Yak trailer. Photo at Rievaulx Abbey North Yorks.
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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby drossall » 25 May 2010, 8:12pm

Not my picture - it comes from the comic, decades ago.
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However, I like the concept. I've tried it since with my own Bike Hod, but I prefer to take out the wheels and put them on wheel carriers, to improve the stability of the trailer. I'm not sure how it was done in the picture, but I used a car-roof bike carrier.

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby cycleruk » 26 May 2010, 11:31am

There's no such thing as a tailwind.
It's either a headwind, or you're going well.

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby corshamjim » 26 May 2010, 9:02pm

cycleruk wrote:Sorry it has to be a link:-

http://forums.bicycletutor.com/thread-1529.html


Wow! You humble me. I've been angsting about how to carry just one Dahon Folder on the back of my commuter hack.
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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby ian burt » 2 Jun 2010, 2:31pm

I too have a Carry Freedom large trailer and have found that the 147 litre box by "the really usefull box company" is a perfect fit. It means that the shopping, or in my case, the cat, doesn't get wet. I did of course have to fit yacht vents into the top. I've also built a bike carrier fitting, an open box and have nearly finished a somewhat large extension to carry timber, insulation and other large items.

The only problems I have found with the CF trailer is that the linkages rattle a lot and I get a lot of "push/pull" from it as I ride.

Keep towing, it's one less car on the road.

Ian

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby Mick F » 2 Jun 2010, 3:17pm

ian burt wrote:The only problems I have found with the CF trailer is that the linkages rattle a lot and I get a lot of "push/pull" from it as I ride.

The new "Lollipop" hitch is wonderful! Totally silent!
Also, easier to connect and disconnect.

You only get push/pull if you don't have a steady pedalling action. A few folk have complained, but if you concentrate on your pedalling style, the push/pull will completely disappear. Eventually, it becomes natural.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 Jun 2010, 3:48pm

Mick F wrote:
ian burt wrote:The only problems I have found with the CF trailer is that the linkages rattle a lot and I get a lot of "push/pull" from it as I ride.

The new "Lollipop" hitch is wonderful! Totally silent!
Also, easier to connect and disconnect.

You only get push/pull if you don't have a steady pedalling action. A few folk have complained, but if you concentrate on your pedalling style, the push/pull will completely disappear. Eventually, it becomes natural.

+1 for the lollipop hitch. I upgraded both my trailers to that hitch following Mick's report, and they really are fabulous and quiet too.

If you order direct they are cheaper than CF dealers :wink:

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby lopytog » 18 Mar 2011, 9:01am

Boss cat, Can I ask you where you got that ball hitch from and what size it is?

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby Appaloosa62 » 6 Sep 2011, 2:52am

Hi Bosscat. I really like the idea of the small tow ball hitch! Could you tell me where i can get one for my fishing trailer? I`ve searched for one that size for months, but no luck. They seem as rare as Hens teeth! Hope you can help. Many thanks.

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby hemo » 7 Aug 2019, 2:45pm

My converted Norco with Bafang CST hub towing my CF (large) , which I use locally for my beekeeping.
Load this morning with approx. 120lbs all up load weight on board.
I paid £125 used off of ebay.

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby gaz » 8 Aug 2019, 10:32pm

Since this thread has been resurected.

Burley Solo, flogged on when it was outgrown. With hindsight I should have kept it and used it for cargo.
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My Raleigh Mule (Burley hitch), quaxing and general lugging duties.
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