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Old 05-19-10, 09:15 AM
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I just got lucky and scooped a very rare Tanjor aero trailer! It seats two kinds inline, and the seats fold down for hauling too! It's narrow, so for those longer rides, this should be a winner. I love the uniqueness and styling, in any case!



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That thing looks awesome!

Can't quite tell--how good is the hitch?

What's the weight limit?
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wow!

Very nice.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I just got lucky and scooped a very rare Tanjor aero trailer! It seats two kinds inline, and the seats fold down for hauling too! It's narrow, so for those longer rides, this should be a winner. I love the uniqueness and styling, in any case!



I had only read about those. As far as I know they were the only production inline trailer made.

The kids look to be about 4. Is the seating comfortable? It looks like they can recline by loosening the straps of the back rest, true?

Awesome find, where did you run across it? It looks to be in top condition.
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Old 05-19-10, 03:13 PM
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Very cool.

My boss had an inline trailer, he said the seats were back-to-back. I have never seen it.
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Old 05-19-10, 08:32 PM
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I'm glad someone finds it as interesting as I do! It was plain ol' luck that I found it on Craigslist, in a nearby town, particularly since the seller had it listed not as a trailer in the heading, but as a carriage! Thankfully he had a picture, and so I called him to buy it immediately, even though I knew absolutely nothing more than what I could discern from the rather crummy pic.

Once I set the buy, I went onto the web to find out what I had committed to, and ran across this webpage as the best source of info: http://www.totalbike.com/news/article/288. In fact, I could hardly find anything else aside from a few mentions on this and another bike forum, and mostly to note it was no longer in production. The owner informed me that he bought it directly from the manufacturer, at the now defunct www.lodrag.com, website. He was told at that time that he was getting only the fifth one yet made. I have no idea how many were made in total, nor when the manufacturer, apparently VMS Industries, quit making them.

The website above covers just about everything, except that the hitch utilizes a thick rubber cylinder to get the flex necessary. It's a simple pin and cotter attachment to the chainstay mounting bracket.

Here's an unedited video I just made addressing some of the questions and showing a bit more of the functions and features. Forgive the amateur quality!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=498B9nu4kVc

Oh, and Masiman, yeah the girls are each just a few months either side of 4 years, and mine, after a short 3 mile ride, admitted it was comfy. The are slung between the frame stays, and above the floor, so I guess there's some give and passive suspension.

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Old 05-20-10, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for the vid, I'll catch the audio at home tonight. It is a very cool working piece to have.

Keep an eye on the rubber bumper they use to attach the hitch to the arm. That stuff ages and can come apart. I suspect it will be in good shape given the rest of the condition. If it ever does fail I imagine you will have some options to convert it to a different hitch.

Do at least cover the trailer for storage. I'd hate to see that fabric deteriorate from UV light. You'd definitely have to commission something custom to replace it if it fails. Although, it looks to be pretty sturdy fabric. Can you tell if it is cordura or other?

I'm impressed with the trailer, a very unique find.

PS I like your bike setup too. Funky rims.
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Old 05-24-10, 09:33 PM
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the kids weren' tin the trailer on this particular trip:


But they were there to greet me when I got home!


The trailer was $10 at a local goodwill! Panniers were my parents' in the '70's...
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Old 05-28-10, 01:09 AM
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Wow, cool trailer. I would love to have an inline trailer. With the kids sitting side by side, mine fight. Wonder why they stopped making them?
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Old 05-30-10, 11:34 PM
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running out to the Chinese Buffet pushed my 3rd grade son over 100 miles for the month as the bike-commuter contest winds down



(he wasn't making a face at them, but he was staring at, behind my back, a couple of urban deer on the other side of the intersection we were at)
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Tandem with a tandem

Our articulated quad AKA tandem with a tandem tagalong.



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Old 06-07-10, 10:37 AM
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We did a great Zigo Family ride in NYC this weekend!

It was a great ride up the Hudson River Greenway to riverside park! http://www.flickr.com/photos/3097293...7623666942574/
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Old 06-08-10, 04:34 PM
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Great thread...love it! Just a few pics of the kids at Sandy Hook National Gateway Park in NJ. They love their Trek Super Doodlebug Trailer, soon to be replaced with a new Trek Gobug Sport!


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Old 06-20-10, 04:20 AM
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Here's a picture of us (well, not me, I'm taking the photo) gearing up to return home on the second leg of our first ever (but definitely not our last) multi-day bike ride adventure (write-up here).
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Here's a picture of us (well, not me, I'm taking the photo) gearing up to return home on the second leg of our first ever (but definitely not our last) multi-day bike ride adventure (write-up here).
great write-up and adventure! couldn't think of a better Fathers day present.
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Old 06-22-10, 06:24 PM
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great write-up and adventure! couldn't think of a better Fathers day present.
I've already requested that we do it again for next Father's day as I couldn't agree more with you!
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since i dont have my own kids, i usually ride with my (sisters kids) nieces and nephews, my mom, my gf and my sister and brother large group i take with me when i can
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Just the bike pic - Swobo Baxter tandem

Mine is set up with a tandem seat for my little guy.


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We rode 27 miles yesterday, doing this organized 'bike your watershed' ride (we did the 17 mile route, plus I guess 2 miles each way from our house, not sure where the other 6 miles came from). Lot of fun. Lot of stops.

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That's his "Lance" look...... intimidating isn't it..... I normally get it right before he drops me...... hence, the triplet

How old is that lil man? What kinda bike is that? I didnt know they made kid road bikes.
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Old 08-26-10, 10:53 AM
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Our articulated quad AKA tandem with a tandem tagalong.



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What rack do you have on the back of the tagalong?
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What rack do you have on the back of the tagalong?
It's the stock rack that came with the raleigh.
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Tried out the tandem trail-a-bike today
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Tried out the tandem trail-a-bike today
What's the verdict?
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What's the verdict?
Daughter was only able to go about a mile but she's still a little young. They liked pedaling backwards and laughing at each other and liked all the comments from other people.
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