Bicycle trailer

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  1. Ridgeway

    Ridgeway Funster

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    Anyone got any recommendations ?

    Priorities are:

    1) small and flat size folded (must be foldable)
    2) not too heavy, max 10kgs
    3) offer some flexibility for loading different items (could customise if required)

    Had a look around and nearly all seem to be based on the same chassis with limited flat folding, large wheels and weigh around 13kgs.

    Thanks
     
  2. orridge

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    We had a burley bee for taking the toddler around in which would easier double as a trailer for carting stuff around. Once you took the wheels and the sides off all was left was the flat base and tow attachment so it would go flat quite easily (5 minute job max).
     
  3. John Laidler

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    I suggest asking on this forum, in the touring section. There are many options, single or double wheel, how it is connected etc. http://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewforum.php?f=16
    I think it is free to join, can't remember, but if not I can always post the question.
     
  4. Go Humberto!

    Go Humberto! Funster

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    Hi,
    I made my own bike trailer a couple of years ago. It can be done very cheaply and easily.

    1) Search Ebay for a used Child Trailer (I paid about £20 I think and it was actually in pretty good nick... shame really, considering what I was about to do).
    2) Unbolt & unfasten all the Child-related gubbins to reveal a very useful tubular frame with removable wheels.
    3) Find some suitable mesh (or board) to form a base and Bob's your Uncle.

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    About £30 all told and it is built to carry the weight of 2 kids. 3 seater ones are available but they were a bit wide for my needs.

    I sold it because, little did I know, my Wife had bought me a Burley Travoy trailer after hearing me say I needed a trailer.

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    Trust me..my home made one was a lot cheaper. The Burley/Brompton combination is a pricey one.
     
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