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Cosmoline 08-09-07 12:41 AM

Awesome trailer. As it happens I'm about ready to move so if you want a few bucks drop me a line.

bigfo 08-09-07 05:47 AM

That is cool as all get out!!!

Mauriceloridans 08-09-07 06:47 AM

Very impressive. You mentioned the tongue weight. Is there any reason the trailer is designed to have so much weight so far forward of the axle? Seems a centered axle would be more suitable. I know you wouldn't want the load lifting the bike.

Meaux

1ply 08-09-07 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mauriceloridans (Post 5033110)
Very impressive. You mentioned the tongue weight. Is there any reason the trailer is designed to have so much weight so far forward of the axle? Seems a centered axle would be more suitable. I know you wouldn't want the load lifting the bike.

Meaux

I think that's exactly it. With a centre axle you would be more likely to put weight at the back. With the current design, you're almost guaranteed to put it forward.

Imagine yourself on a hill and your bike being picked up from the back and being thrown into traffic :(



OP - are those touring bars I see on that bike?

fordfasterr 08-09-07 09:15 AM

You are THE MAN !!!!


Yes, I am in awe.

zoltani 08-09-07 11:14 AM

Love the bike move. You are hardcore!

Novakane 08-09-07 12:24 PM

I was moving last week, with the help of family and friends - using their cars to transport everything, and had been thinking to myself how I could have done the whole thing (with the possible exception being my queen-sized bed) with a large trailer behind behind my bike, much like you did. Maybe I can buy/build one before the next time I move (hopefully no time soon...) and actually do it. Thanks for the inspiration!

I'll also have to pass this along to my mom who was incredulous but intrigued by the idea when I was musing about it aloud.

gosmsgo 08-09-07 12:35 PM

The handlebars are trekking bars (+/- $10.00 nashbar) wrapped in brooks bar tape.

Novakane - I hauled my wife and I's queen sized bed on the trailer. I put the frame on the bottom, then the box springs and then the mattress and put one ratchet strap over it.

It never budged and cars give you LOTS of room to pass when you have a queen sized bed behind you. :D

gosmsgo 08-09-07 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mauriceloridans (Post 5033110)
Very impressive. You mentioned the tongue weight. Is there any reason the trailer is designed to have so much weight so far forward of the axle? Seems a centered axle would be more suitable. I know you wouldn't want the load lifting the bike.

Meaux

Ive wondered the same thing but I have always just tried not to second guess the folks at "bikesatwork.com".

It took me a few weeks to figure out that you want to hook the bike to the trailer while the trailer is unloaded and then you can just lay the bike on its side. After loading you just pick the bike up and take off. Before I was loading the trailer and then almost breaking my back trying to hook it up. STUPID!

Mauriceloridans 08-09-07 08:08 PM

Looks like you could put some pads (e.g. pipe insulation) on the top rails and strap a canoe down on it with the center of boat over the axle and the stern hanging off.

donnamb 08-14-07 11:13 PM

So the idea behind this sticky is to tell us about your moving by bike or hauling interesting or amazing objects/people by bike. Pictures are highly encouraged!

Allen 08-15-07 11:16 AM

http://homepage.mac.com/awcg/.Pictur.../Giant/Rug.jpg
A nine foot by twelve foot rug.

diff_lock2 08-15-07 12:15 PM

Now with a basket up front too.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3.../bongv2064.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ontrack008.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ontrack169.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ontrack001.jpg

bmike 08-15-07 01:42 PM

in case you folks haven't heard, the practical pedal is having a cargo photo contest.
send in your best pics to win an extrawheel trailer.

diff_lock2 08-15-07 03:32 PM

For me at least, theres no point, i checked the bikes so far... mines horible.

Allen 08-18-07 10:39 PM

Thanks for the link, Mike.

cerewa 08-29-07 05:19 AM

Quote:

Very impressive. You mentioned the tongue weight. Is there any reason the trailer is designed to have so much weight so far forward of the axle? Seems a centered axle would be more suitable. I know you wouldn't want the load lifting the bike.

Quote:

Ive wondered the same thing but I have always just tried not to second guess the folks at "bikesatwork.com".
Putting the wheels in the rear of the trailer will put a lot of weight on the rear wheel of the bike. That means the rear wheel is unlikely to skid/slip under acceleration or braking. Assuming the trailer tongue+hitch and the bike's rear wheel/frame are strong enough, the rear wheel is the best place to put a lot of weight. (because it's used for power and for braking.)

Caspar_s 09-03-07 12:27 PM

4' by 4' gaming tabletop...
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...um/oddload.jpg

It was surprisingly stable, although I did walk when we went to pick it up. I could have ridden.

adam12 11-13-07 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Caspar_s (Post 5200258)
4' by 4' gaming tabletop....

WARHAMMER...40K?

BikeGeek 12-02-07 01:52 AM

There are lots of wonderful trailers out there. Carrying medium loads (100lbs or so) is pretty comfortable for most people. In fact many parents do this when carrying children. Any child trailer can also be used for cargo (er bikego) such as this one. For larger loads above 200lbs, you want to be more careful because stopping distance is longer, you can't 'panic stop' if a car doesn't look, and steep hills are very much to be avoided. For these loads trailer mentioned above is fantastic. I built my own out of aluminum as well.
You can view my blog post or my website for more information.

Elkhound 01-02-08 02:19 PM

I take it that you live in a relatively flat part of the country? I can't imagine towing some of those loads up one of our Appalachian hills.

Vumpler 01-10-08 10:54 AM

Portland had another bike move last weekend. It was wet and chilly but we were undaunted.

Here are a few pics...

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...5/dscn1662.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...5/dscn1665.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...5/dscn1671.jpg

The rest of the set can be seen here.

bmike 01-10-08 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vumpler (Post 5958400)
Portland had another bike move last weekend. It was wet and chilly but we were undaunted.

Here are a few pics...

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...5/dscn1662.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...5/dscn1665.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...5/dscn1671.jpg

The rest of the set can be seen here.

Thanks for the link to the pics!

dwnptrl_777 01-13-08 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by gosmsgo (Post 5026571)
The trailer is of course the model 96 from bikesatwork.com.http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...ureforian1.jpg

Thanks for posting the URL to bikesatwork.com. Good stuff!

Kimmitt 01-16-08 02:50 PM

Moved myself into my new office last night.

http://lh5.google.com/kimmitt/R45XWP...0/PICT0175.JPG

Further discussion at bambootrailer.blogspot.com


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