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Offline Retro Andy

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What a good idea
« on: 28, June, 2012 - 06:48:37 »
Found this on ebay and thought what a good idea, we have mentioned on the forum before about a trailer for a C5, but the down side it is extra weight and would slow you down. So why not a trailer that you can carry a small tent, pots and pans etc and let the trailer help you along, and it even matches the colour of the C5 frame and the wheels look very similiar ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bicycle-Trailer-MOTORIZED-Electric-Trailer-Pushes-you-and-your-Bike-1500W-NEW-/280897961629?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item4166d2be9d

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Re: What a good idea
« Reply #1 on: 28, June, 2012 - 06:55:41 »
Also Karl, if the tyres are able to do the speed they claim it might be worth finding out if you can get them for the C5

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Re: What a good idea
« Reply #2 on: 28, June, 2012 - 09:55:56 »
..I'm hoping to have some news on the tyre situation soon   ;)

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Re: What a good idea
« Reply #3 on: 28, June, 2012 - 11:01:11 »
Of course using such a trailer would not comply with regulations here, and anyway the C5 brakes would need beefing up to cope with extra weight.

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Re: What a good idea
« Reply #4 on: 28, June, 2012 - 16:35:09 »
Very good idea, my only concern are the 1500W. I think it is too powerful and will cause a wheelspin, if the trailer
is not heavy enough. My camping equipment for a weekend trip has a weight of about 7 kilos and wouldn´t be
enough to get the performance onto the road. My next winter project will be a 250W wheel-hub motor for my trailer.

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Re: What a good idea
« Reply #5 on: 28, June, 2012 - 19:07:28 »
I was thinking about making a 250W one of these.

http://electricbicycletrailer.com/

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Re: What a good idea
« Reply #6 on: 28, June, 2012 - 23:11:11 »
What kind of speeds do you think it'll do?

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Re: What a good idea
« Reply #7 on: 29, June, 2012 - 06:23:16 »
It states 20 to25 mph, the extra shoove would be good  :)

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Re: What a good idea
« Reply #8 on: 30, June, 2012 - 19:06:12 »
Nice- Quite expensive for a crate with a motor attached though. Sure one could be built for about £150