I've been thinking about getting a bike trailer for some time
Schwinn child trailer etc
But haven't been sure I'd use it as much as I'd like to
I'll only be carrying photographic equipment. 4x5 camera and lenses in case weighing 20 pounds, backpack full with 35mm & digital camera gear and tripod. All together weighing in at a good 40-50 pounds.
I need the trailer to carry the 4x5 case or else I can't take it with me on bike rides ..being able to take the rest of the stuff off my back would only be an added bonus.
The trailers maximum load is 50lbs.
I saw this ad today
It's for an older "original" Bykaboose. It's been modified by a previous owner with a footboard for kids to kick their feet up on ..but it's easily removable.
The entire thing is like a mini rikshaw/stagecoach and has been redone by current owner with new fabrics and things.
I'm liking the looks of it a lot but -I'm- only really interested in the bones.
I'd modify it by taking off the awning and the footboard ..as well as the metal rest for the feet that supports the footboard. I'd be paring down everything I could in the hitch/arm assembly
Going for a sleeker "lawn roller" look
My question is whether anyone has seen this style of trailer before and if removing those foot bars would weaken anything ..I can't see how all that there is connected in the photos.
I'm thinking it would be pretty vintage cool and plenty stable if all that can be done easily. $50 and some work
What do you think? Worth $50 and a shot?