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Riding with Backpack
« on: 04, September, 2011 - 19:15:05 »
Hi Guys

Do many of you ride to work in your C5? I'm hoping to a few times a week but am not sure how to do so with my rucksack.

It's fairly bulky as I have to carry my 17" MacbookPro.

Could I just hang it over the back? I have visions of me doing wheelies down the road. 

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #1 on: 04, September, 2011 - 19:17:32 »
Is it to big for the boot  ???

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #2 on: 04, September, 2011 - 20:39:56 »
Looks like someone needs to design a C5 trailer..... :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #3 on: 04, September, 2011 - 23:17:21 »
@Plodd - I doubt it, how large is the boot? I need to get a 17" laptop in there.

@Lance - Great idea, I'll design it if you build it!



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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #4 on: 05, September, 2011 - 10:10:09 »
Someone did actually build a trailer for their C5. I can't remember who it was, but i'm pretty sure there are pics of it on here somewhere  :D


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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #5 on: 05, September, 2011 - 12:20:40 »
Hi I thinks you will find that it was Mark' s dad the old c5alive owner who had a trailer for his 24 volt C5

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #6 on: 05, September, 2011 - 12:25:01 »
Hi I thinks you will find that it was Mark' s dad the old c5alive owner who had a trailer for his 24 volt C5

You're right Chas, Alan & Mark did have a trailer. I think Fezza also dabbled with one as well  :)

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #7 on: 05, September, 2011 - 16:48:23 »
Chas over to you, Mr C5 Guru............... ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #8 on: 05, September, 2011 - 19:26:31 »
I may look into it some time but at the moment I'm working on making some back wheel center caps ...

bye Chas

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #9 on: 05, September, 2011 - 20:55:55 »
an important thing to note is that the c5 boot is bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside! i'm pretty sure that you'll be able to fit your 17" macbook pro in there  :)

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #10 on: 06, September, 2011 - 06:33:33 »
Hum!!!!!!!!! Bigger on the inside than the outside...................

Sounds more like Dr Who's tardis than a C5....... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #11 on: 06, September, 2011 - 09:15:28 »
A trailer is a ridiculous idea for a C5. You might as well fit a roof then a roofrack,and why not add a fourth wheel for stability and install a diesel engine. The C5 is an electrically assisted tricycle, and a not very well made one at that;thats all it is. It isn't a car. 

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #12 on: 06, September, 2011 - 10:03:14 »
Hi there regarding the trailer it was used when we went on runs to carry spairs ..in case of break downs

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #13 on: 06, September, 2011 - 11:27:55 »
an important thing to note is that the c5 boot is bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside! i'm pretty sure that you'll be able to fit your 17" macbook pro in there  :)

Great news Jonny - It'll be arriving in T minus 5 hours so I can have a try. Hope the rain clears up!

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Re: Riding with Backpack
« Reply #14 on: 12, September, 2011 - 23:49:46 »
I may look into it some time but at the moment I'm working on making some back wheel center caps ...

bye Chas

Well Chas Count me amongst your customers for rear wheel centre caps as I'd love some. & although purists might disagree I'd like to make a spare set that were reflective for London traffic too. 

Cheers Neil