Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-02-08, 10:17 AM   #1
Eriol
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trailer

I commute by bike everywhere and generally its pretty easy since I have a shower and lockers at work.
However, I sometimes find myself needing to haul larger items, such as hockey equipment when I play downtown. Right now I wear most of my hockey equipment while riding (shin guards, elbow pads, hockey helmet) since I have no way else to carry it. For groceries, I usually just buy what I can i my backpack meaning I have to go every day or every other day.
Im in the market for some kind of trailer that can be attached on both my road bike and mountain bike (I use both depending on the weather outside) so I can carry more than what I can fit on my back. Does anyone have any good suggestions to help make my life easier?
Thanks
Eriol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-08, 10:31 AM   #2
Grim
Senior Member
 
Grim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta
Bikes: Cannondale T700s and a few others
Posts: 2,993
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
BOB would probably be a good choice for your needs. Its narrow so less of a burden on roads shard by cars.
http://www.rei.com/category/4500003_.../Bike+Trailers

If you are on the cheap watch craigslist for kid trailers. Often see them on the cheap. Little work and you can make a decent cargo trailer out of them. I'm in the market for one right now to haul groceries home and trying to barter or sell a jogging stroller I have for one.

Check out the utility bike forum and they have a lot of trailer posts.
Grim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-08, 12:18 PM   #3
JiveTurkey
Low car diet
 
JiveTurkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR, USA
Bikes: 2006 Windsor Dover w/105, 2007 GT Avalanche w/XT, 1995 Trek 820 setup for touring, 201? Yeah single-speed folder, 199? Huffy tandem.
Posts: 2,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just got the Burley Flatbed a few weeks ago shipped for $199: http://www.biketrailershop.com/catal...199-p-153.html . We got two extra hitches, so it can be swapped quickly between three bikes.
JiveTurkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-08, 01:55 PM   #4
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Please visit the "utility" section on this board for LOTS of trailer info.
__________________
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
Nightshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-08, 03:31 PM   #5
bryce_atx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have nothing but good things to say about the Wike brand of trailers.

http://www.wicycle.com/
bryce_atx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-08, 03:34 PM   #6
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,894
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grim View Post
BOB would probably be a good choice for your needs. Its narrow so less of a burden on roads shard by cars.
http://www.rei.com/category/4500003_.../Bike+Trailers

If you are on the cheap watch craigslist for kid trailers. Often see them on the cheap. Little work and you can make a decent cargo trailer out of them. I'm in the market for one right now to haul groceries home and trying to barter or sell a jogging stroller I have for one.

Check out the utility bike forum and they have a lot of trailer posts.
You will get more respect from auto drivers when you pull a kids type trailer.
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:15 AM.