Rubbermaid Bike Trailer

Rubbermaid Bike TrailerOn Friday I put together my newest bike cargo trailer. Actually, the only new part of it is the big blue Rubbermaid box. The trailer frame, wheels, and hitch are all part of the Bike Friday / BicycleR Evolution trailer that I got with my folding bike.

Since I bought the Rubbermaid bin at Zellers out in the boonies of Mississauga (near work), I had to get it home. So on Friday I just brought the trailer pieces and a drill to work inside a pannier. After work, I drilled some holes in the bin, and then put everything together outside at the bike rack. Voila! Now I could ride home with my new trailer.

I really like the BicycleR Evolution trailer system, for quite a number of reasons: 1) The hitch is made from high-pressure hose connectors, so it's strong and very easy to quickly connect/disconnect. 2) The frame and wheels can be broken down into a very small size for transporting elsewhere. 3) No tools are required for putting the trailer together or attaching it to a bike. 4) You can buy extra hitches to make the trailer useable with almost any bike. 5) You can use the basic frame for many different purposes. I now have the Bike Friday suitcase trailer, and my Rubbermaid trailer, but I can also turn it into a flatbed trailer simply by attaching a board, or attaching various other sizes of boxes, depending on my needs.

I'm looking forward to using this trailer frequently, especially when I want to haul things that wouldn't fit easily in my panniers.

More photos here.

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EXCELLENT Vic ! that is

EXCELLENT Vic ! that is really cool. now you can tow your tent and goodies in the trailer for the camping runs..

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ok I have been trying to leave comments for a long time on your Blog but they don't show up ?? so I'll try again ( Ice races )--> did you win anything? and did Jen race ?,,,,,,,,Now you can carry your tent and stuff for camping runs with that trailer out to the Darlinton camp site , will it work on your Bent ?? and whats the weight limit on it. :-)

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Hey Steeker,

I don't plan on using this trailer for camping/touring. I will continue to use panniers for that purpose.

Actually, I will probably use the trailer frame and suitcase for some of my tours with the Bike Friday.

This thing will mostly be used for cargo, like grocery runs, carrying bigger items, etc..etc. I bet it can hold ALOT of beer. :)

Heavy-duty?

Nice! I just looked at the website, is that the heavy-duty? Did you order online? I'd like to hear updates on the performance... I think Brenda just e-mailed you, but check out our trailer adventures on her facebook page... man, there's nothing quite like hauling a filing cabinet through Chinatown!

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Hi Tom!

It's not the heavy-duty trailer, just the regular one. I think if I were to buy one again just for cargo purposes, I'd opt of the heavy-duty so I could carry heavier stuff without any fear.

This one came with my Bike Friday folding bike, and is used for towing the suitcase trailer that the bike packs into. It's beefy enough for carrying camping equipment and other loads, but I don't think I would put TOO much stuff on it.

It makes a great grocery-getter!

I just saw the pics that Brenda emailed me. AWESOME! It's really alot of fun moving stuff by bike. It can seem un-doable at first, but it's pretty easy with the right equipment once you get started.

Cheers,
Vic

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