Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on June 21st, 2006 at 8:15 am
Riding home today I noticed this peculiar trailer set-up. The guy who owns it was stopped and fiddling with his derailleur so I decided to introduce myself and take a closer look.
Allen (picture below), who calls his bike his home, has put together this hi-capacity cargo trailer for hauling cans, bottles, and other stuff he finds on the side of the road.
The design is really pretty brilliant. He made it out of an old kids bike, the basket of a shopping cart, and lawn mower wheels. Allen was particularly excited about the lawn mower wheels because they’re tubeless and they’ll never go flat.
Unfortunately the whole set up is pretty heavy, so he’s hoping to find a lighter bike.
He told me he’s pulled 500 lbs. with this trailer before. That seems like a lot of weight but for some reason I believe him. You know what they say, necessity is the mother of invention.
Ride on Allen.