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Random Musings => DIY => Skip Bike and Bodge It => Topic started by: zzpza on November 04, 2008, 01:23:49 pm

Title: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: zzpza on November 04, 2008, 01:23:49 pm
awesome!  :o http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/05/17/cyclist-takes-bed-along-in-homemade-trailer/ (http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/05/17/cyclist-takes-bed-along-in-homemade-trailer/)
Title: Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: toekneep on November 04, 2008, 01:26:58 pm
Blimey, that took a long time to make the news.
Title: Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: zzpza on November 04, 2008, 01:30:05 pm
i missed it first time round... ;)
Title: Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: clarion on November 04, 2008, 03:27:57 pm
Not bad at all :)
Title: Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: Regulator on November 04, 2008, 03:39:39 pm
Anyone see the trailer tents that were being exhibited at Cycle this year?  I was somewhat tempted - but Mr R would have killed me if I'd come home with one.
Title: Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: jellied on November 08, 2008, 10:31:43 pm
The cycle tents were excellent - i think the 2 man one was pushing it. though.
Title: Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: Charlotte on November 08, 2008, 10:37:26 pm
Oh come on, you can't be serious?  Those trailer bed/tent things at the cycle show were a solution to a problem that doesn't exist!

Heavy, expensive and awkward, I can't possibly imagine a scenario where for the money or the weight, you'd not be better off with a good tent and a decent camping mattress.

I think the stallholder saw me laughing at some point and got a bit annoyed...
Title: Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: jellied on November 08, 2008, 10:42:30 pm
true but i liked the idea of sleeping off the ground. granted it was a tad heavy compared to a light weight tent set-up.

i think comes from an Australian market rather than europe.
Title: Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: Regulator on November 10, 2008, 10:09:02 am
true but i liked the idea of sleeping off the ground. granted it was a tad heavy compared to a light weight tent set-up.

i think comes from an Australian market rather than europe.


If I were in Australia, I'd be tempted by a camp bed above ground...
Title: Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
Post by: donpedro on November 12, 2008, 04:34:53 pm
Intriguing subject! Love the idea but would hate to pull all that weight  myself. Seem like many of these rather unpractical idea's had a following after WW2 when traveling by bike were the norm!

Who ever dreamed up this one  (http://www.core77.com/gallery/BICYCLE%20EXHIBITION%202008/35.asp?current_image_number=72&current_photo_id=8260&album_id=69&context_id=1) must have wached to many westerns! ;D

The Speedlobster (http://www.speedlobster.de/) is a bit more up to date, but what the advantage is over a separate tent eludes me... ???

Tony Hoar of Tony’s Trailer (http://www.tonystrailers.com/mobileshelter/) has developed one specifically as a shelter solution for homeless witch to me seem like a better purpose!

Brian's cool motorhome bike (http://bikeportland.org/2006/11/10/motorhome-bike-makes-portland-appearance/) became a sequall (http://bikeportland.org/2006/11/28/motorhome-bike-guy-needs-our-help/) on the Bike Portland site after it was vandalized (http://bikeportland.org/2007/08/30/beloved-motorhome-bike-torn-to-shambles-in-ne-portland/) apparently by Brian himself! (http://bikeportland.org/2007/08/30/update-on-camper-bike/)