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Old 01-02-12, 03:40 AM
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Danish children starting early- and a great biketrailer for on and off bike.

Searching for something else this morning I found this http://www.winther-bikes.com/pages/tricycles_437.14.php on a Danish site.

Wha I was looking for is this http://www.winther-bikes.com/pages/donkey.php
We spotted this beauty in a remote bikeshop on our bike holyday in Denmark this summer (I went into the shop to look for such goodies) but did not have the sense to buy it. I think we needed time ti digest but also expected to find more of the same stuff later on the same trip but we could not find the right type of bikeshops in Copen hagen (found this north of copenhagen) and also ran out of energy needed to search.

This winter I have been searching for it on the net and finaly found it just before x-mas. It was mentioned on an old Brompton sithe http://www.daclarke.org/AltTrans/donkey.html

I also found this the same day http://www.andersen-shopper.de/englisch/produkte.html and when shopping in Sweden just before x-mas I was lucky to find one in a shop and bought it for some (close) friends. I paid approx 100 but still need the stuff to atach it to the bikes. I think both the Donky and the shopper is great for shopping if your family is not too big and if you often go from shop to shop and do not want to leave your stuff outside with the bike.

Also both are good for taking on the bus, especially the Andersen shopper. A suitcase with wheels can be a pain if you have to walk far on a bumpy surface.

We need more stuff like this easely available to order online!

Edit: Quick reply from whinter. They do not sell it directly to costumers but sent me this contact info:

Cykelshoppen.dk
Torvegade 34
4640 Faxe
Tel.
+45 56730775
Mail. Info@cykelshoppen.dk

Att.: Jakob

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Old 01-02-12, 04:51 AM
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Great product but at €300, a bit overpriced IMHO.
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I could not find a price but I have asked by e-mail. Also I think the avreage european earn more than the avreage US citisen. Also if this is the answer to (almost ) all your needs it is cheap. Few complain about the cost of cars or fuel.

Edit: Ok, you are in Germany, did not see that. Then at least you have more stuff like this available than most cyclists.
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I also complain about the cost of cars and fuel!

I am, as you noticed, in Germany and the Donkey came up at €299 on google.de

I was intrigued by the product but that really is top of the market at that money. Ill keep an eye out for one second hand, as a trailer of some description is almost certainly in my future.
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I know of somebody who spends approx 600 on tobacco a month plus plenty on alcohol. He is not "well off", can not afford a car. I think our prioritys has changed a lot the last 50 yrs, we newer spent as little (% of salary) on food as we do now but still we complain and want more. I also sthink price is the first peopel comment on or ask about in these forums, not how useful an item is, that it could last a lifetime with proper care and make somebody self suficcent.
The Andersen thingy I bought for my friends for x-mas was "only" 100. It can take 50 kg (the donky 45 kg) but the bag (and I guess the wheels) on that one is not going to be as strong and long lasting as the hard shell box on the donky, but a new one (and new wheels) can be bought fairly easy.

The closest thing to compare to at the moment I think is the Burly Travor http://stores.ebay.com/Practical-Cyc...=p4634.c0.m322 and that one is at least as expensive as the donky, and can haul only half of what the two others can. Small (12`5") wheels like the Andersen. At least the bag is not going to be "ewer lasting" but easy to buy a new one. The Burly folds smaller and I think it is lighter. It all depends what you need. One reason I like the donky apart from that it looks sturdy is that it has got 16" wheels, a "must" where I live with lots of snow and often lousy plowing.
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I have an Ikea shopping trolley with a broken axle that I am going to rebuild as a Donkey copy, and will report back.
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
I have an Ikea shopping trolley with a broken axle that I am going to rebuild as a Donkey copy, and will report back.
Plse do!! I like hacks, especially IKEA hacks! I have replaced axel and put stronger wheels on trolleys before but can not really get my hands on something big and sturdy enough:
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Bizarrely enough Mrs Barchetta came back this morning from the sales with an Andersen Scala, so that's what we are going to use and the old Ikea trolley is probably going in the bin, although I am still tempted to put an axle on it anyway. i'll keep it for a bit longer.
The Andersen attachments all look a bit over engineered.
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