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Old 11-24-08, 02:13 AM
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in the spirit of ultimate luxury, i'm attempting to find a way to transport my bikeless friend without using a car due to my car-less lifestyle. i'm thinking of a trailer, but they're all designed for young children as opposed to 19 year olds. however, the 19 year old in question is only 4'11" and 100 pounds, does anybody know of a trailer that would work for this?
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Old 11-24-08, 02:23 AM
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No. Build one or look into the "special needs" marked. I collected my son from school once or twice in a homemade trailer made from a steel frame from a sofa, two old forks and the bars from a "gras cutter". Put a gardenchair pillow on top. He liked the transport but not the attention he got.

Maybe a longtail bike?
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Originally Posted by johnomania View Post
in the spirit of ultimate luxury, i'm attempting to find a way to transport my bikeless friend without using a car due to my car-less lifestyle. i'm thinking of a trailer, but they're all designed for young children as opposed to 19 year olds. however, the 19 year old in question is only 4'11" and 100 pounds, does anybody know of a trailer that would work for this?
Here you go:


http://www.cycletote.com/adult_trailer.html


However, its not cheap. Your best bet for cheap is to make your own trailer.
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http://www.caboosetrailerbike.com/

My friends have someone much bigger than that on one all the time. It works great.
Here it is on the road. This is a special needs child that has coordination problems. She has trouble pedaling, balancing and even hanging on. There is even a cargo platform on the back. They have taken down a dirt path gently and plowed through tall weeds.


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For a generic "bikeless friend", you just need a tandem.
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I'd probably go with a Bikes At Work trailer with a racing seat mounted to it
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Originally Posted by johnomania View Post
in the spirit of ultimate luxury, i'm attempting to find a way to transport my bikeless friend without using a car due to my car-less lifestyle. i'm thinking of a trailer, but they're all designed for young children as opposed to 19 year olds. however, the 19 year old in question is only 4'11" and 100 pounds, does anybody know of a trailer that would work for this?
Yes with minor easy mods this one will work......

"Posted before but still valid at a cost of about $30 today.

"Yes, you can find anything "ready made" if you throw enough money at it. But why do that?

You ,even if your a clutzy person, can build this trailer , or have it built, for under $100 with
salvaged parts to carry 300# easy. Save your money, mate, it's hard times..remember??

"For those who want a "afforable" trailer consider a DIY trailer like this one. I built this trailer
many years ago using easily salvaged material that were found or I had on hand. I use it still
today when my Worksman PAV trike can't handle the load. If you elect to follow my mods to
the original plan it will have load capaicity of 300 lbs easy.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It...e-Trailer.aspx

My mods.....
Frame... from plywood to white oak salvaged from a shipping skid.
Wheels...from 27" to 20" salvaged from a discarded kids bike (carrys more).
Neck.. from plywood to white oak salvaged from a shipping skid.
Bracing for neck (for added twist strength) diagonal from front edge of frame to 6"
behind hitch of 3/4" electrical conduit. Neck dimensions can be adjusted to fit properly.
Paint...what I had on hand in oil based enamel.
Hitch.. a piece of tire side wall or other cord reinforced rubber sheeting.
Safety... seat belt for kids and bike flag for idiot drivers.

This plan is so easy to build I built mine using simple hand tools for everything except
drilling the 4 holes in the metal conduit."
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http://www.wicycle.com/special_needs...le_trailer.php

This will take people up to 5'10" and 150 lbs.
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