Bike Trailer - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 9 Old 11-27-2006, 07:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
1growingsprout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok, i am revisiting the idea of bike trailers... obviously we need a 2nd one... i know the babies wont be ready for biking anytime soon but id like to get some ideas .... we have one bike trailer for amy and hannah... hannah will be 4 soon but isnt ready to pedal at our comfort speed so she will be riding for a while... even my 6 yr old gets a kick out of an occasional ride...

i know its a long shot but are there any THREE seater bike trailers? as is DH and i will each have one to pull.... i dont want to do a bike seat and trailer both....

can you tell im itching it get some serious outside time in soon?
1growingsprout is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 9 Old 11-28-2006, 12:35 AM
 
mama_at_home's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have the Cougar 2. http://www.chariotcarriers.com/html_english/cougar2.htm We also have the Cougar 1 http://www.chariotcarriers.com/html_english/cougar1.htm So we can bike as a whole family if I pull one trailer and dh pulls the double trailer. We got the conversion kits so that they can be used as jogging strollers and bike trailers. We also got the baby slings (like a hammock) so they could ride in it as newborns.

Blessed mama of four
::
mama_at_home is offline  
#3 of 9 Old 11-28-2006, 01:48 AM
 
cjcolorado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: CO
Posts: 879
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ditto gemelos about the Chariot Cougar 2 and the infant slings. We, however, use that with a bike seat for our daughter. We joke that my husband's second career will be as rickshaw driver! Since you've got so many to haul, you might have to go that route as I've never ever seen a 3-seater!

Cindi, mama to Hannah (7/04) :, Eli & Sam (6/06) :
cjcolorado is offline  
#4 of 9 Old 11-28-2006, 01:54 AM
 
KarenEMT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've already seen a family with a Burley Piccolo trailercycle with a Burley trailer hooked onto the Piccolo - making a huge "bike train."

If you want to invest in another trailer, you could always get something like the Burley Cub with a hard plastic bottom (holds 100 lb). That way, you can use it to haul cargo long after your children are grown.
KarenEMT is offline  
#5 of 9 Old 11-28-2006, 03:44 AM
 
mama_at_home's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cindi, that is such a cute picture! You guys look like such a sporty family. My dh would love to get a bike seat for our 3 year old but I am too paranoid and I won't let him.

Blessed mama of four
::
mama_at_home is offline  
#6 of 9 Old 11-28-2006, 03:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
1growingsprout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes i think its going to have to be a bike seat and 2 trailers... possibly 2 bike seats and 2 trailers... man thats alot of weight for ME to pull.... lol
1growingsprout is offline  
#7 of 9 Old 11-28-2006, 09:36 PM
 
royaloakmi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow. I guess I'm a real lightweight. I can barely pull my twins.

We actually use a bikeseat AND a trailer (even though we have a double trailer). The kids are much happier that way.
royaloakmi is offline  
#8 of 9 Old 11-29-2006, 06:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
1growingsprout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that would be ONE bike trailer and one bike seat PER BIKE....
1growingsprout is offline  
#9 of 9 Old 12-07-2006, 07:21 PM
 
Callimom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,914
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use a bike seat and a trailer. We try to avoid really steep hills - . On the flats it's not hard to do it. Once the trailer gets going the weight seems minimal. I have a Chariot (I'm in Canada) which we bought used 8 years ago and have used it every summer - it's amazing. I haul groceries and large piles of library books in it now that my twins ride on their own and my youngest is still in the bike seat.

Good luck
Karen

Blessed partner to a great guy, and mama to 4 amazing kids. Unfortunate target of an irrationally angry IRL stalker.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha

Callimom is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off