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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-07-2007, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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single-bike fold-up trailer

I'm looking into getting one with the single rail down the middle. I heard these are as little as $150. Who makes these and where can I get them? I checked Harbor Freight but didnt find anything. I saw a bunch of these at BHF last weekend. Looked like this one...


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I bought mine at Menards, not all locations have them though. Basically identical to what Harbor Freight makes.

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Jim Miegs has one. Hopefully he'll see your post and let you know. I think his screen name is jimmiegs.

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Don't be afraid to spend a little on quality. I passed around a CLSB trailer last summer, and without some extra help, that thing was "interesting" to pull.

Once Sponge put some base board on and added some rigidity it seemed to work out well...but out of the box it was an insurance claim waiting to happen.

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I just did the harbor freight utility trailer. It's a POS, but it works and folds up. $300

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Don't be afraid to spend a little on quality. I passed around a CLSB trailer last summer, and without some extra help, that thing was "interesting" to pull.

Once Sponge put some base board on and added some rigidity it seemed to work out well...but out of the box it was an insurance claim waiting to happen.

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I just did the harbor freight utility trailer. It's a POS, but it works and folds up. $300


These are good for in town hauls, but I don't like the small tires at highway speeds. I think they are only rated for about 45mph. You have seen my trailer (15" wheels, tilt bed) and I picked it up for about $500.
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Don't be afraid to spend a little on quality. I passed around a CLSB trailer last summer, and without some extra help, that thing was "interesting" to pull.

Once Sponge put some base board on and added some rigidity it seemed to work out well...but out of the box it was an insurance claim waiting to happen.

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Well next time I am ready to make an ins. claim I swing by and pick up the trailer
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These are good for in town hauls, but I don't like the small tires at highway speeds. I think they are only rated for about 45mph. You have seen my trailer (15" wheels, tilt bed) and I picked it up for about $500.
you'd also be surprise how much better gas mileage you get pulling a trailer with bigger wheels!!! It's worth the extra $$$ up front
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Hey Spyder, Check this out. I forgot to tell you I was driving down arsenal road the other day and saw this for sale. I took a pic of it and meant to send it to you. It's a 6x8 with a built in ramp, spare tire, and diamond plate steel floor. Just needs a quick coat of paint. I think he wanted 500 for it.



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Hey Spyder, Check this out. I forgot to tell you I was driving down arsenal road the other day and saw this for sale. I took a pic of it and meant to send it to you. It's a 6x8 with a built in ramp, spare tire, and diamond plate steel floor. Just needs a quick coat of paint. I think he wanted 500 for it.
wow that's a good find. unfortunately its a bit on the expensive side. i'm looking to spend no more than $300, less if I can find it. I really only need a trailer for short in-town trips to pick and drop off my bike. thanks for postin this up though.

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Eric, all last year i had the fold up trailer from Menards. Got it on sale for 199.00 and had no problems with it. From our house to Blackhawk numerous times without issues. Sold it locally to a fellow CLSB'r in Hanover - still using it. Only one thing... if you get one and put 3/4" ply on it, you can not fold it in half to store it unless you tie it together or afix it to the wall.

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i got mine from harbor freight and it works fine for two bikes.. it folds and rides fine.. i put an aluminum diamond plate on it to bling it out but plywood works fine.. the one jimmigs has is called trailer in a bag.. http://trailerinabag.com/ ..but its kind of pricey new... if you want to stay in that price range.. go harbor freight and pick up locally or build your own from websites like northerntool.com or ebay (both expensive shipping costs) but either way the state is still going to screw you on title and plate cost >$120
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I'd rather have my bike in Wink's trailer then on a single rail.......
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I just bought a www.bikelug.com, cost an arm and a leg and my first born.

I just need to register it with the Sec of State, in order to use it. Right now its in the back of my Kia Rio.

Pics as soon as I get it registered.

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If you want a single rail trailer this is more durable and foldable a Kendon is a good brand.

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I just bought a www.bikelug.com, cost an arm and a leg and my first born.

I just need to register it with the Sec of State, in order to use it. Right now its in the back of my Kia Rio.

Pics as soon as I get it registered.
Holy shit that is nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need the 2 rail one but it cost 20 grand. Yikes!!!!!!!!!
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I just bought a www.bikelug.com, cost an arm and a leg and my first born.

I just need to register it with the Sec of State, in order to use it. Right now its in the back of my Kia Rio.

Pics as soon as I get it registered.

Holy shit that is nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need the 2 rail one but it cost 20 grand. Yikes!!!!!!!!!
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Holy shit that is nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need the 2 rail one but it cost 20 grand. Yikes!!!!!!!!!

I got the one rail for now, but if I ever get another bike I could get the 2nd rail attachment. That's the cool thing about the trailer, plus it fits in the back of my Kia Rio.

I talked to "RB" one of the owners of the company, cool guy to talk too.
Give him a call, maybe he could hook you up. Just let him know that Noel referred you.

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