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Old 07-29-07, 04:43 PM   #1
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New Bikes at Work Trailer

It's finally here! Right after I ordered the 5' model, i was told that BAW was introducing a new design. The new design looked very interesting, so I went ahead and waited. Well...it's great. I've only done a few errands, but it's been a joy to use. I'm able to haul lumber, and was able to get plywood as well (I had the plywood place 'rip' the plywood into 3 lengths). Yesterday, during a local street fair, my wife and I saw a pair of old wood chairs we liked at a store. After walking home, I hooked up the trailer and biked over to the store to get the chairs. Doing that in a car would have been a CHORE, due to the crowds.

Of course, a trailer this large takes more work to pull, as compared to, say, a BOB trailer. I've gotten reacquainted with my lowest two gears. I also remind myself to curb my exuberance on downhill runs, so as not to create a self-induced 'train wreck'!

I look forward to doing a big shopping run, going to several of the stores we use in one loop.
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Old 07-29-07, 04:46 PM   #2
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Old 07-29-07, 05:16 PM   #3
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I think the OP is talking about these:

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got it, thanks, neat looking trailers.
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Looks like an extension ladder.....I wonder how easy it would be to make an extending trailer from an extension ladder.
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Looks like an extension ladder.....I wonder how easy it would be to make an extending trailer from an extension ladder.
building a trailer?
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Congrats!

I have their older model (48") and I love it too. I wish I had the new one but I'm doing just fine with mine. Maybe one day... who knows! The "modules" look damned interesting!
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Tony, Tony, Tony, never let your neighbor know about such acquisitions... So will you try out any bike moves?
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Old 07-29-07, 10:49 PM   #9
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Tony, Tony, Tony, never let your neighbor know about such acquisitions... So will you try out any bike moves?
Well...er...

I wanted to be sure I could actually USE the thing before I let my neighbors in on it. Yeah...that's it.

And I just might check out a bike move!
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Niiiiiice trailer!

I like the modular design. I see huge potential in the whole modular design paradigm, well beyond this design..... think 'Thunderbird 2' if you know what I'm talking about.
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Old 08-16-07, 07:55 PM   #11
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Update. Today, Mrs Biketony and I rode to Sellwood to look at a furniture consignment place. We found a great wingback chair, and I pulled it home in my BAW trailer. Most of the 4 mile (one way) trip is alongside a river, on a dedicated bike bath. So...a beautiful ride, great company AND bringing home a piece of furniture. Life is good.
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Excellent. For you non-Portlanders, Sellwood is a neighborhood that is famous for their numerous antique stores. Some are overly expensive, others are not. It is easily accesible via an well-planned MUP from the neighborhood that biketony and I live in. A fantastic reason for a Bikes at Work trailer, IMO.
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