Bump. I've now got a new trailer. Previously a Burley Nomad, now a Carry Freedom Y Large. Used it to get loads of groceries via collection. Then the pickup truck turned up. I think I actually brought more groceries home.
Okay, no problem, I can put it back. I just thought it would attact more general interest in the photo section.@Rickshaw Phil - I'm a bit confused, we have "Show us your Tandem" in the tandem sub forum, that's been in there since July, and then "Show us your MTB" in the MTB sub forum which has been bumbling along since 2017 in there. I'd much rather have this thread in the cycling forum it best applies to I think (family cycling). Yes this is for people to post their photos, but also discuss cargo bikes. Thanks
Thanks. Oh no, I just realised in the OP I'd edited it to say "Ah, I gather this may belong in the photo gallery sub-forum. Feel free to move it if so.". Well thanks for not pointing that out . I think after you moved it the first time seeing similar threads in their respective discipline sub-forums convinced me it was best left hereOkay, no problem, I can put it back. I just thought it would attact more general interest in the photo section.
Ah yes I think I've spotted that myself, I've got an eBay saved search set up. Mine's a bit more advanced as you say with the di2 Alfine shifting I've got. This one looks great too though. Mine only cost £1.9k however
Cool bike! I bet you can easily take passengers on that. I thought I could with the Bullitt but it can be a bit tricky to get them comfortably seated.
Thanks. With a 250kg load rating It's perfect for passengers, though my wife has refused to ride pillion again until I get a pad for the deck. Don't think she enjoyed the speed bumps. All that said, the 'dump it in the box and go' versatility of the longjohn/bakfiets style does appeal, especially with a locking box. Probably the biggest limitation to usability of long-tails is the lack of secure storage, meaning you have to take everything off the bike if you're leaving it. The Velocker box-panniers are good but very expensive and not very big.Cool bike! I bet you can easily take passengers on that. I thought I could with the Bullitt but it can be a bit tricky to get them comfortably seated.
That's good to know, thanks. I was considering whether to go for the Weber coupling option for similar reasons, that and the built-in locking. It's the rapid-flat-packing and load capacity of the Y that appeals. Probably only matched by the Hinterher but for a lot less money!The main issue I have with the CarryFreedom trailer is getting it off and on the hitch. I suspect spraying it with some GT85 would fix that though. I mainly bought it so I wouldn't have to remove the convoy box from the Bullitt to shift oblong objects. Besides that, I'll also be able to take both my fancy new Orbea Orca road bike on the train, along with Lola the cat on the trailer! Still need to buy a thru axle adaptor for that. So I guess I love the Carry Freedom trailer but so far I don't use it that much. The three recent uses I can think of are groceries as pictured earlier, taking a friend's heavy return to the shop yesterday (it would fit in the box but would mean bending my back to get it out again), and finally last year when I was helping with Dr Bike I decided to bring an armchair, just for the fun of it:
Oh no! You'll always be missed Sharky! I think assuming I'm always within say 20 miles of the nearest town centre I'll always aim to have a cargo bike of some sort. I can see how they don't solve as many problems for people who live further than that from a high street/supermarket though.