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Michael Laplante

Looks ungainly. The disadvantages I see are higher centre of gravity, increased width (= better chance to get clipped) and increased weight and bulk due to extra wheels.

I once designed a bike trailer using an old golf cart. It worked well -- could be unhooked then walked around. The only downside were the small diameter wheels which made it tippy on rough terrain. I hope to make another one with larger wheels...

Berto A

Michael,I am sure that a better design is possible. All my projects have a starting point; common tools, common materials (from the DIY shop nearby) and no specific technics. The centre of gravity is as low as possible. The width and height is the same as normal bikerack bags. I wanted to avoid driving a cart behind the bike. I like to see your next bike trailer. Success!

CamoDeafie

I don't think the center of gravity is as high as you make it sound; it reminds me of the older Wald basket designs in which you have the same cargo capacity on the sides and top, and no wheels or handle....one could design a way to use the wire baskets from Wald to also have the old style wheeled shopping carts; similar to this; [url]http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/63/32/39/0007633239490_500X500.jpg[/url]...... OR get two of those, and make a bracket across the top of the rack to hold them, and a bungee cord around the bottoms to retain them? I think they hold at least one standard shopping paper bag's worth of groceries each.. in fact, this is giving me ideas already hahahaha

CamoDeafie

Excuse me;
I accidentally fudged the link'
http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/63/32/39/0007633239490_500X500.jpg

I was thinking in "forum" mode...sorry lol.

JJ

Very interesting design. How does it attach to the rack? I couldn't find that step while looking at the instrucatables site. This made for a longtail would truly be the ultimate car free shopping tool.

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