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Old 10-25-09, 08:24 PM
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rolly luggage as bike trailer?

So i was thinking of using a peace of luggage as a bike trailer, [I]just for 10miles[/I], this is not for long term, 1 day

I am flying to see my girl friend, and am not able to be picked up right away, and going some places befor she meets me, about 10 miles away,

has anyone rigged this up, or has any idea for rigging this up,

do you think the wheels will last, its eather that or alot of bungly cords, the problem is i have the bike packed that im bringing so i cant figure if the luggage will work on the rack or being trailered
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Old 10-25-09, 08:33 PM
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If you've got space on the rack, I'd pile it on there. I think the wheels would last, but you'd probably have to take corners super slow if you didn't want to flip the luggage every time.
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Old 10-25-09, 08:47 PM
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i would say this is a very fun experiment...pack well, and be sure to re-inforce the suitcase. can you buys a cheap rear rack with some boogie cords?
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Old 10-25-09, 09:21 PM
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A lot of rolly luggage has a tough enough time on the smooth floors of an airport. I wouldn't bet on it to not tip over at every corner if you tow it behind a bike.
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Some are better than others. I've had some with rollerblade wheels and a nice wide track that would probably work OK, and others with hard plastic wheels which would likely suck.
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Old 10-25-09, 11:14 PM
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I've seen little hand dollies that are bad about rocking from side to side, too. I'd figure on something else.
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Anything constructed well enough to withstand it, such as a Tumi or TravelPro, would be worth way too much to run this type of experiment on. Anything cheap enough to try the experiment with wouldn't last 10 miles.

If I were going to "buy to try" I would go with Kirland from Costco. Made well, about $100 a piece, and you could probably return it if it broke. (Costco is awesome like that.)
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Old 10-26-09, 07:13 AM
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$20 taxi to the airport?
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It will blow apart on you somewhere before or at the mile mark, unless it's really high quality, with roller-blade wheels.

A better option is a cheap folding luggage dolly... but the track may be too narrow and the wheels too small, so it will flop around like a fish back there. Walmart has 'em for $35 or so if you want to try.
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