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Old October 13th 08, 09:54 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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2 years ago, I bought a second-hand Pashley "U Plus 2" tandem trailer
bike. Whilst carting around my 2 little girls on it, I could have sold
several. The problem is, it does not de-rig easily for transport.
Would some intrepid engineer be interested in a joint venture to make
and market a de-riggable version? My daughters are a salesman's dream.
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Old October 14th 08, 02:24 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 14 Oct 2008 07:17:59 +0100 (BST)
(Alan Braggins) wrote:

In article
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wrote:
2 years ago, I bought a second-hand Pashley "U Plus 2" tandem trailer
bike. Whilst carting around my 2 little girls on it, I could have
sold several. The problem is, it does not de-rig easily for
transport. Would some intrepid engineer be interested in a joint
venture to make and market a de-riggable version? My daughters are a
salesman's dream.


http://www.sandsmachine.com/ would probably solve that, but they
aren't cheap.


The best way to reduce the volume of the trike is to take the axle and
wheels off - that sort of coupling isn't going to help you do that.

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Old October 14th 08, 05:35 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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In article 20081014142450.134167ac@bluemoon, Rob Morley wrote:
On 14 Oct 2008 07:17:59 +0100 (BST)
(Alan Braggins) wrote:

In article
,
wrote:
2 years ago, I bought a second-hand Pashley "U Plus 2" tandem trailer
bike. Whilst carting around my 2 little girls on it, I could have
sold several. The problem is, it does not de-rig easily for
transport.


http://www.sandsmachine.com/ would probably solve that, but they
aren't cheap.


The best way to reduce the volume of the trike is to take the axle and
wheels off - that sort of coupling isn't going to help you do that.


I sold my U+2 some years ago, but I think couplings in the middle
would have been as useful as quick release rear wheels.
(The triangulation at the rear means a removeable axle would do nothing.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/armb/se...7602304880563/
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Old October 15th 08, 02:27 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Rob Morley
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On 14 Oct 2008 17:35:53 +0100 (BST)
(Alan Braggins) wrote:

In article 20081014142450.134167ac@bluemoon, Rob Morley wrote:


The best way to reduce the volume of the trike is to take the axle
and wheels off - that sort of coupling isn't going to help you do
that.


I sold my U+2 some years ago, but I think couplings in the middle
would have been as useful as quick release rear wheels.
(The triangulation at the rear means a removeable axle would do
nothing.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/armb/se...7602304880563/

I wasn't talking about that particular trike, but the basic trike
configuration - obviously the design of an easily separable one would
start with different criteria than a rigid or dismantleable one. While
you're here, did the large wheelbase not make it rather cumbersome?

 




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