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Old 10-05-09, 10:30 AM   #1
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My wife has MS, I bought a utlity cart on ebay and modified it a little to carry her with me. I was at the beach for a week, spent every day crusing the boardwalk, worked out great.
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Old 10-05-09, 03:38 PM   #2
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That's great. I like the kickstand on the trailer, and the trailing wheels for stability.
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Old 10-05-09, 03:46 PM   #3
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That's a great idea and a good job.
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Old 10-05-09, 07:11 PM   #4
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Looks good. I would be concerned about stability under hard cornering or braking, though.
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Old 10-05-09, 09:55 PM   #5
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Good job! I bet your wife enjoyed every bike ride as much as you did. That's a nice bike that you've got, too.
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Old 10-07-09, 05:46 PM   #6
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Great to hear you are enjoying with the one you love.
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Old 10-08-09, 12:34 AM   #7
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Given the circumstances a passenger seat belt might be in order.....you're a good man.
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Old 10-08-09, 12:59 AM   #8
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Looks good. I would be concerned about stability under hard cornering or braking, though.
Yeah, he's riding 24mph and follows a racing line where he kisses the apex of the corner before G-ing out of it. I'm sorry, but I say 10mph is max speed on a good day with a tailwind on flat ground.

OP, that's such an awesome creation! Huge props to you. I'm sure your wife loves the ride. She's a very lucky woman.
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Old 10-09-09, 02:59 PM   #9
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You did a great job....
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Old 10-09-09, 05:54 PM   #10
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Yeah, he's riding 24mph and follows a racing line where he kisses the apex of the corner before G-ing out of it. I'm sorry, but I say 10mph is max speed on a good day with a tailwind on flat ground.

OP, that's such an awesome creation! Huge props to you. I'm sure your wife loves the ride. She's a very lucky woman.
It was a legitimate concern, no need for the attitude.
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Old 10-10-09, 09:26 AM   #11
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great idea and you got off cheap. my sister-in-law made my brother buy an older Aspencade, trailer and last I heard they are looking for a side car too! I'll show him this
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Old 10-29-09, 10:35 PM   #12
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My wife has muscle problems with her legs and I am thinking of doing something similar using a wheel chair. I haven't decided on whether to leave the front wheels on or lake them off and support the front of the chair with the axle of the bike. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, can you describe the axle attachment or post a close-up of the attachment.

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I'll take some pictures sometime over the weekend and post them. Check out under the Utliity Cycling thread there is a guy that made a three trailer train to carry his wife, son, an a cart for her wheelchair. He has several impressive designs. Mine was a cart I bought and modified to suit my needs. I'm real happy how it turned out, it's been a lot of fun for both of us. I'll post some pictures of the modifications I made, there were a few trial and error moments.
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Old 11-02-09, 07:32 AM   #14
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I put wheelie bars on the back, helped with stablity and also made it easier to roll around. I put a kickstand to make it a little more stable for getting on and off. Also put a drink holder. Pictures of the hitch are not real clear, sorry. There is a bracket that hooks on the rear wheel, the trailer is connected by a pin, underneath the saftey strap is a short heavy duty spring connected to the trailer bar for flexablity. The orginal version of this trail is still on ebay under "cycling", search "trailers" It's not real expensive, I'm real happy how this one worked out for me.

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Old 11-02-09, 05:41 PM   #15
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Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 11-02-09, 10:23 PM   #16
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So does your wife prefer to use a whip or a cattle prod?
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Old 11-03-09, 07:09 AM   #17
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On the first ride she probably would have used both. Riding up to a bar in a really busy area, just as we stop she says make sure the bike doesn't fall over while I'm getting off. Yeah Yeah I put down the kickstand on the bike, walk around to the back of the cart. As she's getting off the bike falls over just out of my reach, pulls the cart over and she goes over with it right in front of a whole bunch of people. Good thing she didn't have the whip or cattleprod. A few minor scrapes, I felt really bad but it was kind of funny. She's pretty brave and believe it or not she really does trust me. The next thing I did was put a kickstand on the cart to stablize it while she is getting on and off. Never really had any trouble with her telling me to speed up, mostly she's telling me I'm going too fast.
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Old 11-04-09, 05:37 PM   #18
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that trailer looks similar to one that we sell...cool idea to put a chair on it!
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Old 11-14-09, 02:56 PM   #19
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Reminds me of Seinfeld, when Kramer and Newman bought a rickshaw and tried to hire the homeless to pull.. hahaha classic.
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