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Offline staehpj1

Re: BOB cargo trailers discontinued
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2021, 07:33:35 pm »
The similar Weber Monoporter also seems to be gone.
I thoght that one was  pretty clever design.  Back in 2007 I met a couple from the UK that were using them and really liked them.  At least I think they were Monoporters the design looked the same.

Offline canalligators

Re: BOB cargo trailers discontinued
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2021, 07:51:27 pm »
I also had a cargo Bugger, I actually used it to move to a new apartment.  Later I wasn’t using it, so I sold it to a fellow club member to use as a grocery getter.

I liked using the Yak in flat land.  I didn’t like it in hilly areas because of the speed restriction on descents and because it weighs more than rack & pans.  By the way, a recumbent tandem towing a BOB is almost 16’ long, it’s like a bike road train.  Makes for quite a spectacle.

We avoided disarray by having ditty bags, color coded: yellow for clothes, red for first aid, green for toiletries, etc. (I still use the same color coding for bags.) 

If I was buying one now, I’d consider the Xtrawheel.  It’s more compact and can operate at higher speeds.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: BOB cargo trailers discontinued
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2021, 06:25:32 pm »
The Bugger was horrible! But the only option back then and my kids loved it, until it tipped over (when someone else was using it).

Offline canalligators

Re: BOB cargo trailers discontinued
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2021, 10:26:55 pm »
Agree, even in cargo form the Bugger wasn’t a great design, a light hauler for sure.  But it did successfully launch the company.  Today I use an inexpensive child carrier, modified to a flat floor for hauling cargo.

Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: BOB cargo trailers discontinued
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2021, 05:55:06 am »
I had the original Bugger as well. Attached to the seat post and the original hitch could break so we had to replace the hitch with what was advertised as the "New Space Age Material" Lexan. Hauled 2 kids in it a lot. I also used the Cannondale handlebar bag for years. These products were all made BEFORE Cannondale made bike. I grew up in CT so Cannondale was a bit of a local legend.
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