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Bike cargo trailers are amazing tools for getting more out of a bicycle -- and keeping you a out of your car. In all their variety, bike cargo trailers are the perfect tools for hauling stuff by bike.

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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Doug’s Big Load Bike Trailer

Thanks for the great pics and write up Doug!

“Hey just saw your post about the lack of pictures you’ve received and decided to send this in. The is the trailer I built over the summer. It was made with steel tubing from an old grill and a benchpress bench. I cut and welded it all together including the dropouts which I made from some steel plate. The wheels are from garbage picked bikes, so this was a pretty cheap project. The deck is 28″x40″ which actually makes it perfect for hauling a single house hold appliance, because appliances are made to fit through doors that wide. I included a spot for the toolbox so I could carry extra straps, bungee cords, and tools. I have used it to move the grill in the picture and plan on using this to go dumpster diving, and to run errands. I bike commute every day and having trailer is essential to doing more with a bike.”

Paul’s Heavy Duty Steel Trailer

In Pau’ls words
“Here’s some pictures of a trailer I built for a customer. The utility trailer was pulled by an electric hub-motor bicycle, and is capable of hauling 400lbs. Contact BeauSteelFab.com for your hauling needs.”

Josie’s Kona Ute Schoolbus

Some great photos of happy kids on bike to school commute with a Kona Ute.

“Rideshare home from school. The new village school in Sausalito”

Thomas’ BOB Modified for his Scooter – Against Our Advice

Even though we don’t recommend, support or condone the use of BOB trailers, or any other bike cargo trailers, on any motorized vehicles other than electric bicycles that are regulated the same as standard bicycles, I have to say that this setup sure does look sweet.  Given the number of questions that we’ve gotten about bike cargo trailers for scooters and motorcycles, we wrote a post about this topic a few years back.

Notes from Thomas:
No one makes a cool scooter trailer, So I made my own. I bought a BOB trailer and modified it. 55mph down the highway is no problem. I have been using it almost daily for two years with no issues.  The BOB folks were less than amused. I was expecting a “Hey, that’s awesome”! from them but instead got a robot lawyer disclaimer stating that they weren’t responsible if I ended up over the side of a cliff or something.