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Old 03-19-17, 06:18 PM   #1
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No Racks, No Panniers, No Bob Trailers Needed to Tour!

Who needs all that, when you can use one of these?



Just get yourself a sturdy bike and pedal all the way to Nirvana! No need to call ahead and make reservations at an inn or hotel - just park in a WalMart and camp for free!



Throw all your stuff in the camper and hit the road! Rainy day? Lounge in dry comfort and watch reruns of Gilligan's Island on your TV all the while munching jerky and sipping cheap wine.



Can't give up the idea of tenting? Who need ultralight? Just power this thing up and over the mountains to your special spot. Carry a few of your favorite rods and a float tube. Maybe a gas-powered string trimmer so you can whack down the grass around your little RV. Don't forget the Yeti cooler with some ice and craft beers.
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That first one used to be for sale...

https://www.eta.co.uk/2011/04/17/mob...edding-queues/
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Where's the linkies? I might be interested in the bottom one, but the others look pretty heavy, from here. 🤔
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Where's the linkies? I might be interested in the bottom one, but the others look pretty heavy, from here. 🤔

It used to have a page on Amazon...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002KKBT9Y


http://bicyclehobo.com/worst-bicycle...-product-ever/


Kamp-Rite no longer lists it in their line-up

https://kamprite.com/product-categor...oduct_count=45
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And then came the wind.........oops.
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Where's the linkies? I might be interested in the bottom one, but the others look pretty heavy, from here. 🤔
That thing has been the subject of at least one other thread. It's terribly heavy.
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And the heat and humidity.
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Thanks, Marcus_Ti. There's a lot of cool stuff there, like the bug shelter at the last site. 🙂
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That thing has been the subject of at least one other thread. It's terribly heavy.
Heh, I got sidetracked at bicyclehobo, but yeah, this one looks far worse, after reading up a bit. 😝 I like the idea of a single wheeled trailer, like the BOB, but it seems a bit spendy. So far, most copies seem to have issues, so maybe a real BOB is worth it. 🤔
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They all look rather spartan. For the true bicycle glamper:

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Does anybody have any experience using these things?
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@tcs

Hey that little DIY camper is actually quite charming and clever. I love where they are one the shore just lounging. It is rather "gypsy-esque," no?

@skookum

I started this thread for amusement purposes only. Tongue-in-cheek, wot?

It does become thought-provoking. We look at these gadgets and go, "hmmm...." I wonder if there's be a market for one of these made of tig-welded titanium tubing, and carbon fiber? It would be very super-light and aerodynamic, but the selling price would probably be targeted somewhere between 7000-10,000USD.
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Some guy made one out of political campaign signs. Cost very little. Still, can't beat a tent or hammock for ease of transport.
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Some guy made one out of political campaign signs. Cost very little. Still, can't beat a tent or hammock for ease of transport.
Yeah that plastic sign material is lightweight and lends itself to your creativity. A lot of people experimenting with velomobiles use it. I'll bet that if someone looked around they could find it available in 4x8ft sheets.
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Yeah that plastic sign material is lightweight and lends itself to your creativity. A lot of people experimenting with velomobiles use it. I'll bet that if someone looked around they could find it available in 4x8ft sheets.
I picked up several pieces of it, for free, on Tuesday evening after the polls closed last fall. I always go around and collect campaign signs post election. I use the stuff for different bike projects all the time.
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@tcs

Hey that little DIY camper is actually quite charming and clever. I love where they are one the shore just lounging. It is rather "gypsy-esque," no?

@skookum

I started this thread for amusement purposes only. Tongue-in-cheek, wot?

It does become thought-provoking. We look at these gadgets and go, "hmmm...." I wonder if there's be a market for one of these made of tig-welded titanium tubing, and carbon fiber? It would be very super-light and aerodynamic, but the selling price would probably be targeted somewhere between 7000-10,000USD.
Yeah I know.

These things keep popping up every few years. I just wondered if anybody ever tried one.Somebody somewhere must have.
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I started this thread for amusement purposes only. Tongue-in-cheek, wot?

It does become thought-provoking. We look at these gadgets and go, "hmmm...." I wonder if there's be a market for one of these made of tig-welded titanium tubing, and carbon fiber? It would be very super-light and aerodynamic, but the selling price would probably be targeted somewhere between 7000-10,000USD.
Maybe a bunch of us can chip in on one, and take turns using it? 😁 I was thinking earlier, you might be able to just make a hitch, and pull around one of those suitcase on wheels thingies. But you'd need bigger wheels, and most likely a better axle, and before you know it, your investment is way more than you planned. 😉
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I picked up several pieces of it, for free, on Tuesday evening after the polls closed last fall. I always go around and collect campaign signs post election. I use the stuff for different bike projects all the time.
I saw a blog of a guy who toured the GDMBR with his fatbike, and his fenders were DIY made from that stuff ...with lots of duct tape.
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Maybe a bunch of us can chip in on one, and take turns using it? 😁 I was thinking earlier, you might be able to just make a hitch, and pull around one of those suitcase on wheels thingies. But you'd need bigger wheels, and most likely a better axle, and before you know it, your investment is way more than you planned. 😉
I know, right! I got the skills to design and make one, but I can't help but over-engineer everything I do. I used to make knives for a living, but after a while I had to get a real job because I couldn't stop until every knife was an absolute impeccable gem. This thing would be no different, and eventually it would price itself out of the market. Just the Ti alone would be terribly expensive to source, not to mention the carbon fiber cloth.

To make one that looked acceptable you'd need to make a plug and then a proper mold. Strong skills in carbon fiber layup would be needed as well as tig welding and machining. I have the skills, but I am sick of spending hours on my feet in that shop and thats why I retired in the first place, athough I'll bet that I could make one of these bike campers around 40 pounds or so...
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I saw a blog of a guy who toured the GDMBR with his fatbike, and his fenders were DIY made from that stuff ...with lots of duct tape.
I use both duct tape and coroplast for the front fender on my road bike converted to fixed gear, with the addition of old metal coat hangars to hook it up to t he bike. I use to use all coroplast but wanted to reduce some of the snow problems that I was having duringthe winter months so converted over to clothes hangars instead and teh problem has pretty much been solved. Some electrical tape as well. May not look pretty, but I don't give a cats meow. It works...that's all the matters. On the rear I just use the fixed gear set up which needs the support it gets from the homemade wooden rear rack which I put a piece of coroplast on top of for both the top fo the rack and to keep the derrier dry when it rains. Both the fixed gear setup and the rack need each other to keep the other one working properly so without the one I can't safely have the other. Been riding it that way for over 10,000 miles now...so it must work.
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If there's one thing I really want to be lugging behind my bike is that large flat-screen TV and its swivel mount... because it has to swivel out for you to watch it, right? Actually, how DO you watch that large of a TV right in front of your face?
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If there's one thing I really want to be lugging behind my bike is that large flat-screen TV and its swivel mount... because it has to swivel out for you to watch it, right? Actually, how DO you watch that large of a TV right in front of your face?
Ha, that fooled me too, at first. That big screen is actually only a 19", it just looks huge, because that trailer's not very big either. 😉
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^^^ I hardly watch TV here at home. Last thing I would want on tour is the din of a farkin TV interfering with my peace.
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I guess 22T chainring and 11-50T cassette are not overkill for the setup.
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