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Mikey joeMikey joe Posts: 66
edited March 2009 in Commuting chat
Hello -

I posted this on Family & Kids but (a) that area doesn't get much traffic and (b) I thought some commuters might have some useful input. All help gratefully appreciated.

Cheers



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hello
I'm looking at getting a child trailer for my 11 month old daughter. Does anyone have any experience of this trailer from an ebay trader called design Feha? (Sorry about the messy link!)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jogger-and-childr ... 240%3A1318



On paper it looks great and a really god price. He seems to have a good feedback too.

can anyone give me advice or pass on any experience.

Thank you

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  • Some thoughts (based on using mine 3 days/week for my 13 month-old son).

    Make sure that there is some way to have material between the bike and the trailer. My trailer gets very mucky, even with mudguards (the eBay item didn't look like it had this).

    A solid base is probably better than a cloth one (I've got a cloth one, but haven't tried the solid).

    For price comparisons, I got a US important from Costco for 50 UKP. They aren't doing them at the moment though. It's been functioning quite well (4 mile trip, 3 days a week). A more expensive trailer would probably be better, but I'm not sure how much.

    Owen
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    Mikey joe wrote:
    Hello -

    I posted this on Family & Kids but (a) that area doesn't get much traffic and (b) I thought some commuters might have some useful input. All help gratefully appreciated.

    Cheers



    ***************




    hello
    I'm looking at getting a child trailer for my 11 month old daughter. Does anyone have any experience of this trailer from an ebay trader called design Feha? (Sorry about the messy link!)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jogger-and-childr ... 240%3A1318



    On paper it looks great and a really god price. He seems to have a good feedback too.

    can anyone give me advice or pass on any experience.

    Thank you

    I'd say that's a little large and heavy for such a small passenger, I have one of these you're more than welcome to it, my little one is not so little now :lol:

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  • markstevenmarksteven Posts: 208
    we had the spokey joe 1 when our liitle 1 was 3-5 years old , she loved it , normally fell asleep within 5 mins had loads of room for the odd teddy & blanket sit them in the middle tho makes them more stable they really are better than the seat on back of bike thing they'r very unstable especially when you stop , very top heavy & our kid used to fall asleep & slump 4ward into your back not very comfy . would really recommend 1. :P
  • b0n3b0n3 Posts: 6
    A few weeks ago I got a Bumper Explorer Duo (budget end of trailers) for my two kids. I only use it for leisure rides along traffic free routes, the kids love it and I think the quality is great.

    They also do a solo which has been reviewed by bike radar:

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/trailer/product/explorer-solo--30936

    They sell them on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bumper-Explorer-Solo-Trailer/dp/B0011HVYEM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=sports&qid=1236116702&sr=8-4 currently at a very good price.

    Some Bike Radar forum user opinions on the Solo here:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=14792050&sid=bcb155c0774a332beb78ba5069e28d9a
  • Mikey joeMikey joe Posts: 66
    Thanks folks for all the advice.

    Itboffin - thank you very much for your advice & kind offer. I have pm'd you.

    I've looked at the spokey joe and the bumper explorer duo. These are also in the mix up. I would like to get one that can take two kids as (a) we mightn't stop at one and (b) I can use the extra space to do the shopping if there's no baby in it. It's really good to hear that the kids like it and doze off and also that the quality of the bumper duo is good.

    I'll let you know what I plum,p for and how I get on.


    Again, thanks to all.

    Mj
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