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  • Been planning for some time to get "a carrier" of some description for my hound- Stanley.
    farm9.staticflickr.com/8352/83745­33764_7748239d99_c.jpg

    I have been working with a frame maker - Liam - and we are looking at building a sidecar for the dog - fully bespoke and is a bit of a long-term project.

    **In the mean time, I am looking to get a trailer.
    **

    I have a Bob Yakk - but its too small for the dog, so been doing my reasearch on others.

    The best one looks like the Cycletote's cycletote.com/doggy_tote.html
    cycletote.com/sites/default/file­s/styles/uc_product_full/public/Large_Do­g_Pet_0_0.jpg
    cyclinggypsies.files.wordpress.co­m/2011/05/img_4814.jpg

    Has anyone else on here got a trailer?


  • Classic

  • Just taken my dad's dog Harry for his maiden voyage in the trailer.

    Had to take him to a favourite walking spot and then entice him into the carriage with dog chews.

    Took him on some quiet residential streets and then over the Kew Bridge and up Green Dragon Lane.

    Was surprised at how easy the trailer is to handle. But I think I will be stuck in the small ring for the 8 days he is staying with me.

    .

  • Sweet - which trailer is that one?

  • Adventure Kids Trailer, got it on here for £50

  • Noice. How big is the hound?

  • border collie, a little overweight so decent size

  • Cool - Mines 25ks - most trailers seem to have a limit at around 20-25

  • Awesome. That's the life

  • doggie ride from inner wolf website (not a joke...) limit is 50kg AFAIK, which we use for our skinny little Fettle (Vizsla= 22kg). greta trailer but expensive.

  • Think Uberuce on the citycyclingedinburgh forum managed pretty well with a standard dog cage thing lashed to a carry freedom y-frame.

    citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress­/topic.php?id=9252

    Y-frames are good all-round trailers anyway - recommended

  • Awesome- y frame with custom box looks like a good way to go.

    Even though i do like the Tote- got a quote for postage from US and was as much as trailer again!!

    Doggie ride looks good- plus awesome website for doggy gear- I just think those ones do look a little ugly.. Maybe I'm just far too fashion conscious!

  • Need to get rid of my bob yakk now!

  • Nothing actually helpful to add except that the idea of the dog riding in a trailer behind me in traffic makes me nervous for some reason. Possibly because our last dog was a total idiot who couldn't have been trusted not to try to escape or otherwise cause trouble at the most inopportune moments.
    I always thought a long john might be the answer for some reason. In fact now that we're considering re-entering the wonderful world of hound ownership I just bought a copy of the Atomic Zombie book and started idly considering bodging something together (it's insanely unlikely this will ever happen, I can barely make the bed but I can doodle and daydream with the best of them)

    Stanley's a fine looking fellow by the way. I'm guessing he's a lurcher and at 25kg maybe a whippet cross?

  • Jo - if you are thinking of a Y-frame Dave has written loads on what you can do with it. Versatile little beast.

    mccraw.co.uk/tag/carry-freedom-y-­frame/

    Makes my trundles with the glass recycling look a bit tame.

  • I want to see more photos of dogs in bike trailers.

  • Pretty tangiental... but last summer I was visiting a friend and a cyclist was couch(sofa?)surfing in the same flat. She had a proper full on polar bear hound monstrosity* in a trailer that looked like it was made of scaffolding, and was going all round europe with that.

    Cautionary tale: Apparently she had the trailer door open for air and said bear noticed a sausage, jumped out, with enough momentum that everything goes tits up. Keep hound enclosed!

    *Check my canine taxonomological knowledge

  • PM'ed re: sidecar design

  • Nothing actually helpful to add except that the idea of the dog riding in a trailer behind me in traffic makes me nervous for some reason.

    I used to take my old German Shepherd up the park in a trailer, and I never got so much respect from passing cars before or since. She was actually in a trailer attached to a tagalong that was itself attached to a kiddy back tandem that had a child seat on the front crossbar. So I managed a dog and three kids on the same "bike". We never went very far, but we would go out on it for a laugh all the time. Going into town and parking it was a bit of a pain though.

  • used to take my old German Shepherd up the park in a trailer, and I never got so much respect from passing cars before or since. She was actually in a trailer attached to a tagalong that was itself attached to a kiddy back tandem that had a child seat on the front crossbar. So I managed a dog and three kids on the same "bike". We never went very far, but we would go out on it for a laugh all the time. Going into town and parking it was a bit of a pain though.

    That sounds epic! I hope you had some decent brakes?

    Pretty tangiental... but last summer I was visiting a friend and a cyclist was couch(sofa?)surfing in the same flat. She had a proper full on polar bear hound monstrosity* in a trailer that looked like it was made of scaffolding, and was going all round europe with that.

    Im thinking of going pretty long distances - maybe 500-700 mile tours - as well as regular 50 mile rides on weekends. So lightweight is important.

    Cautionary tale: Apparently she had the trailer door open for air and said bear noticed a sausage, jumped out, with enough momentum that everything goes tits up. Keep hound enclosed!

    This is basically my biggest fear! Also raises the question of whether he gets leashed in the trailer - adding risk to injury if I crash - but sausages/squirrels are a core concern if not.

  • I would definitely go for some kind of enclosed cage device, even if it's just chickenwire and a lightweight frame...

  • Two leads at opposite corners of the trailer helped keep Harry safely in the middle.

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