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    Got a trailer...

    And I have to say it's about the best $100 I've EVER spent.

    It's one of those big, heavy, kinda nerdy-looking ones made for towing toddlers around, but I find it extremely useful anyway. One of my main problems as far as not using a car is being able to get not only myself from a to b, but cargo as well.

    If anyone is thinking about getting a trailer here, I just want to say DO IT!

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    In the right lane gerv's Avatar
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    I bought one yesterday. A $50 Instep. There's an awful lot of plastic on it and I am still puzzling over the weird hitch, but I think I can make it work for grocery hauling.

    What brand was your's? There was a recent thread where a guy took off much of the cloth and put a plywood floor in it. Looked kind of cool. Check out my new trailer!

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    I just bought a yak, best 260 ever spent. I absolutely love it! I have it paired up with a dew deluxe, and it's the perfect combo. I've probably put 250 miles + since buying it a week ago. Good luck with your unit...
    yep.

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    I really like my BOB. But I just found out that the new rack I have due to getting disc brakes can't be used when the BOB is attached because the skewer and the bottom of the rack where it attaches to the frame are in the way of one another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gqsmoothie
    I really like my BOB. But I just found out that the new rack I have due to getting disc brakes can't be used when the BOB is attached because the skewer and the bottom of the rack where it attaches to the frame are in the way of one another.
    Yeah I could see how that could be a problem, with that left side coming down you can't get your bob to fit. Do you need both? You might have to choose one or the other...
    yep.

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    I'm just using the rack unless I have a whole lot of stuff to carry, then I take off the rack and attach the BOB trailer.

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    One reason I don't have a trailer is that I can't justify the expense of something I would use so rarely. Now I see that sharing with other cyclists is the answer to this problem. Thanks for the inspiration, Donna!

    flexbike!


    "Think Outside the Cage"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph12
    And I have to say it's about the best $100 I've EVER spent.

    It's one of those big, heavy, kinda nerdy-looking ones made for towing toddlers around, but I find it extremely useful anyway. One of my main problems as far as not using a car is being able to get not only myself from a to b, but cargo as well.

    If anyone is thinking about getting a trailer here, I just want to say DO IT!
    I broke my trailer out of storage last night. Other than a flat, it stored well. Since my kids were in bed, I threw my big stinky hockey bag in for weight and rode up and down the street a few times. I'm looking to take it on a 100 mile RT overnighter in a few weeks. I'm also saving up for a Burley Nomad. I haven't tried panniers yet, but my bike rack options are pretty limited because of the FS and no eyelets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody
    One reason I don't have a trailer is that I can't justify the expense of something I would use so rarely. Now I see that sharing with other cyclists is the answer to this problem. Thanks for the inspiration, Donna!

    flexbike!
    This is a little OT but that would make a great internet application... BorrowerNet! You could borrow stuff you needed that someone didn't use that much.

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    This is a little OT but that would make a great internet application... BorrowerNet! You could borrow stuff you needed that someone didn't use that much.
    Sounds like the kind of thing craigslist.org would add a section for if enough people asked.
    Some awesome folks who are working to give Haitians the ability to manage their safety and their lives:
    Haiti Partners

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    I can't justify the expense of something I would use so rarely.
    Mine was cheap because I made it out of a piece of electrical conduit, some bolts, and a 45-gal. plastic tote. And I use it fairly often because i made it a walk-or-bike trailer.
    Some awesome folks who are working to give Haitians the ability to manage their safety and their lives:
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