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CdCf 04-10-05 01:33 PM

Thinking of buying this...
 
http://www.chsystem.se/englishversion/ecykel.html
(Pardon their English... :) )

To use for city centre grocery shopping and general hauling of goods.

late 04-10-05 01:41 PM

Looks nice. How much does something like that cost?

CdCf 04-10-05 01:46 PM

Hmm, a bit much to be honest, but I've found nothing else like it here.
US$250...

PWRDbyTRD 04-10-05 02:20 PM

they're ALL expensive from what I've seen. Then again...you pay 100 bucks for a plastic bucket to put on your head...it's all how you look at it.

UmneyDurak 04-10-05 03:07 PM

Well more like polymer foam bucket.

phidauex 04-10-05 04:26 PM

If you are wanting to spend 250$, you might look into the xtracycle to see if it would fit your needs. Its a conversion kit that moves your back wheel 15 inches back, and creates a large rack space. Much more comfortable to ride than pulling a trailer. Of course, it doesn't just pop on and off like a trailer.

Anyway, you might look into it, its just another option for hauling on your bike, and one that is pretty practical for a lot of people, particularly if they have a second bike that they would convert.

http://www.xtracycle.com

Also, bike trailers can be found used pretty easily, and even the 'person carrying' ones switch easily to 'stuff carrying'.

peace,
sam

CdCf 04-10-05 04:41 PM

I have no desire to mutilate my bike to create a few extra inches of rack space, as that doesn't help me one bit.
The trailer is intended for carrying outsized loads like packs of 60-80 toilet rolls, unassembled pieces of furniture from IKEA, 4-5 bags of groceries and similar stuff... Not something you'd put on a rack! :D

Shifty 04-10-05 06:04 PM

I don't know if this brand is available where you are, these are very light weight, and very well made.

http://www.burley.com/products/trail...?p=Flatbed&i=7

CdCf 04-10-05 06:39 PM

Hmm, with the exception of the different mounting position (hub vs seatstays), they're pretty similar.
One disadvantage of the Burley one is that it's open at the ends, which is not good.
I want to be able to drop things in there and feel confident that they don't slide out.

operator 04-10-05 07:53 PM

This is the type of thing that looks pretty easy to construct on the cheap.

CdCf 04-10-05 07:59 PM

If you have:
1. Access to proper tools
2. Access to cheap materials
3. Access to a suitable location for building

All of which I don't have. :)

Shifty 04-10-05 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CdCf
Hmm, with the exception of the different mounting position (hub vs seatstays), they're pretty similar.
One disadvantage of the Burley one is that it's open at the ends, which is not good.
I want to be able to drop things in there and feel confident that they don't slide out.

Click on the other models listed on that web page, there are enclosed models as well. All very light, or you can strap a container to the flat bed.

CdCf 04-10-05 08:56 PM

Still doesn't matter.
Assume that only 1/10 of the stuff available to you is available here.

And here is one place where I want MORE weight, so I don't see the point of having a low-weight trailer.
The heavier it is, the less it jumps over bumps in the road.

Shifty 04-10-05 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CdCf
Still doesn't matter.
Assume that only 1/10 of the stuff available to you is available here.

And here is one place where I want MORE weight, so I don't see the point of having a low-weight trailer.
The heavier it is, the less it jumps over bumps in the road.

Are you still getting snow? I've been seeing some incredible pictures of skiing this year in Norway, are you into that as well as cycling? Only place I've skiied in Europe is Chamonix, that's a nice place to hang out! Good luck on the trailer, hope you get lots of good use with it. Post a photo of what you will be hauling with it, we'd love to see what you are up to.

CdCf 04-11-05 03:22 AM

Will do! :D

Been a good few weeks since we had snow.
And no, I'm not into skiing. I don't like the cold and the snow at all...
And snow gets in the way of riding my bike as well! :)

GTcommuter 04-11-05 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by operator
This is the type of thing that looks pretty easy to construct on the cheap.

I saw a guy who made something similar out of an old shopping cart. Looked pretty ratty, but it was really solidly built.


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