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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:48 pm 
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B77 wrote:
Yeah those are ones !
I'm sort of torn between the two wheel cargo and the single wheel. Any ideas how they both handle ? My only experience of trailers was a tag along that I had for my daughter, very sketchy from time to time.


My experience of trailers is of a two-wheeled child trailer (Burley Solo) - handling was really absolutely fine with that on all sorts of terrain as the centre of gravity is very low indeed... nothing like a tag-a-long (which I also had later on, and which was definitely pretty horrible at times)

The only time I ever had a mishap with that trailer was down to turning far too tightly at too high a speed (at the bottom of a steep hill) - thankfully not even the slightest bruise on either of us...


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Came across these a while back and thought they looked interesting: http://www.extrawheel.com/en/3/bicycle_trailer/


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:28 pm 
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That looks interesting but I'm not sure what sort of load you can get on it, I'm thinking about doing a 4 week tour of the voie vertes in the summer seeing as how going to the states is out and will be carrying a tent and other crap I'm leaning towards the Yak type. Unless a Kona Ute comes along.....


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:51 pm 
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The Extra wheel one seems to flex to much for my like along its length
when loaded unlike the Yak :?


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:01 pm 
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B77 wrote:
Unless a Kona Ute comes along.....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KONA-UTE-cargo-bike-/290857259606?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item43b8719256


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Thanks for that. It's just wishful thinking really. A trailer would make less of a dent in the wallet. Then again there's a Surly Big Dummy frameset in Italy going very cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:01 am 
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I think a Yak or similar is probably the best bet for your needs.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:32 pm 
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Yeah me too.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Full spares are available for the Yak (every thing) :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Trailers
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:50 pm 
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