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ka0use 12-21-12 06:17 PM

Saw a double trailer setup today (pics)...
 
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...at the library. didn't see the dude/dudette. could have been a street person, but in my 'hood nothing is certain. bike is a schwinn, model nomenclature rubbed off. bike train?

10 Wheels 12-21-12 06:38 PM

Thanks for taking the time to share the pics.

wahoonc 12-21-12 08:20 PM

Saw one like that in Iowa City a couple of years back, the guy was trolling the trash bins for cans and bottles. We gave him a bunch...Iowa has a nickel a can/bottle, NC doesn't...we never thought about turning them in. :P Have to see if I can dig the picture out of the archives.

Aaron :)

fietsbob 12-22-12 12:29 PM

A trail-a-bike , towing a trailer works well ..

MadCityCyclist 12-22-12 08:25 PM

That is seen from time to time in Madison, a bicycle-friendly city. It's usually a homeless person, a scraper, or someone who lives in one part of town but has two jobs in a different part of town. There's certainly nothing wrong with any of that, I guess those with more financial means buy a utility bike.

hopperja 12-22-12 09:05 PM

I've done something similar many times. Either a trail-a-bike towing a kid trailer or a BAW 64A towing the kid trailer converted to a utility trailer. This setup works very well, and adds a couple hundred pounds to the weight I can pull (eg, the BAW 64A will hold 300 to 350 pounds, and the kid trailer ~200 more).

salek 12-23-12 09:34 AM

I wish that I had a picture. Years ago, our daughter was big enough for a trail-a-bike, but, the boy still needed to be in the Winchester. So, there were a lot of grocery trips and big Rides where I would tow them both as a road train.
We live on level ground so braking issues were only about straight line stopping power.

wahoonc 12-23-12 03:54 PM

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Found the picture...

Aaron :)

roby 01-20-13 11:05 AM

Some car-free guy I used to work with has a pretty sweet setup.

http://tricolour.net/photos/2011/07/...16-40-21i1.jpg

wahoonc 01-21-13 06:08 AM

ROAD TRAIN!!!

Aaron :)

drumbent 01-21-13 07:17 AM

That's my friend Richard and his family! That Greenspeed tandem trike was the first one built that comes apart (via S&S couplers), which allows it to be used as a tandem or single. It also packs down into two travel bags. The trail-a-trike has gearing and can fit large and small. Richard needed to weld up a custom rear rack for it to tow either their Chariot trailer or the WeeHoo shown here. More at his website.

ka0use 01-22-13 09:39 AM

merciful heavens.
shoulda used the garden tractor there in the background.
how does one use this setup on a narrow highway with no shoulders
and semi trucks coming from both directions?

roby 01-22-13 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by ka0use (Post 15185122)
merciful heavens.
shoulda used the garden tractor there in the background.
how does one use this setup on a narrow highway with no shoulders
and semi trucks coming from both directions?

That's the beauty of bicycles, they work the same way regardless where you are. You sit down, pedal and smile!

RickBlane 03-23-13 07:50 PM

And I thought getting baskets on my bike was hot stuff. Tonight I dream of trailers.

ka0use 03-26-13 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by RickBlane (Post 15423598)
And I thought getting baskets on my bike was hot stuff. Tonight I dream of trailers.

10 years ago i put $40 panniers on, and thought that was hot stuff. still kinda do, but, but mmmm,
trailers....

Zorba 03-26-13 04:41 PM

Hope the owner has a commercial driver's license! :)

jmilleronaire 08-15-13 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by salek (Post 15080276)
I wish that I had a picture. Years ago, our daughter was big enough for a trail-a-bike, but, the boy still needed to be in the Winchester. So, there were a lot of grocery trips and big Rides where I would tow them both as a road train.
We live on level ground so braking issues were only about straight line stopping power.

Sorry to unearth this zombie, but I have a picture that fits perfectly!

kids are 6,5 and 11Months. My bike, trail-a-bike, winchester trailer. :)

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=334873


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