Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604
faunt at panix.com
Tue Aug 3 13:32:28 CDT 2010
I agree- I bought one because it's hard to beat the price for what you
get. I have the BF trailer, and a folding crate drilled to attach to
those bits, but this one is apparently heavier-duty and is convenient
for my other bikes (the hitch sells for a good part of the price).
I did get a bin that was drilled with the forward hole drilled in the
wrong side, but that took only a couple of minutes to fix.
I've already used it to pick up cat food for the house-sitters during
my absence. BTW, I'll need a housesitter in December and probably in
the spring from March until June (at least). If you know someone
responsible who needs housing during that period let me know- I have
a spare bedroom, so I can coexist with somone cover the house when I'm
From: Jym Dyer <jym at econet.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 10:58:32 -0700 (PDT)
> Beta testers still needed for the EcoShopper bicycle trailer.
> Cost is $99 plus shipping.
> Ian Scholz 541-521-2264 cell
=v= I can personally vouch for the BicycleR Evolution line of
trailers. I have used all of the following:
o The original Shopper.
o The Kit Trailer, which you build from parts. Its first
incarnation was flat and wide, and carried bookshelves.
Its second incarnation is as a mobile amplified sound
system, still in use at rolling parties in NYC.
o The Heavy-Duty Trailer, which I got at a great discount
as a beta-tester. It's a seriously great program!
o The Pet Trailer, currently in use in a carfree dog resuce
program in NYC. (No longer made by BicycleR Evolution,
but you can make one from a Heavy Duty chassis and a dog
crate from a pet store.)
=v= They attach using the awesome Bike Friday trailer hitch,
and you can get an adapter for ... those other bikes. Not only
is this extremely handy, but it's crucial for folks whose bikes
don't have a rear triangle (like my Air Glide).
=v= You can also foll them by hand very easily. This turned
out to be the only drawback for me: when I was burglarized,
they filled up my Shopper and walked off with it! Otherwise,
though, I'm deliriously happy with the whole product line.
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