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Old 05-31-2010, 04:11 AM   #1
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I've recently become car-free thanks to a car thief.
I'll want to take kegs to parties throughout the summer, and I want to modify my bike trailer so I can take 1-2 full corny kegs and a CO2 canister to parties.
I'd like to still be able to use the trailer for regular loads.
If I can dispense beer en route, that would be a bonus.

I'm thinking that something that could slip over the existing frame, and be tied down with straps would be the way to go, but I'm having a hard time imagining what the would look like, and what it would be made of.

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Old 05-31-2010, 04:26 AM   #2
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I would add a thin piece of plywood inside the frame, drill holes and slots for your tiedown straps and ropes to secure everything above.

I have the Burley baby trailer top line with the full weather proof hood, sunroof and screen, the full monti plus the detactable zipper bug screen, tires and red flag. It was used for under 5 miles only once, the flashings still on the tires in brand new condition been in storage for years. Base price was $385 before tax so it was over $400 new, kids are too big me with a bad back hence why still brand new in storage. (Offers?).

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I'm imagining...

Plywood base (or slats for weight reduction) and u-shaped brackets that would place over the trailer from with wing nut bolts to secure.

Two L shaped corny holders on hinges so the travel flat but simply fold upright for dispensing.

The gas and fittings you can figure out for yourself

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You could build something like this, and just strap it to the trailer. You can serve your beer en route too.

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I think a Dickie Dee bike would make a hell of a kegerator.

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Old 06-01-2010, 01:31 AM   #7
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Yeah, I've been thinking about the Hopworks bike.
That picture was taken 3 blocks from my house
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This is what I whipped up today. Worked great on a mile test ride, though I wouldn't mind a lower gear to pull 130 pounds uphill.
I may need to alter the trailer to get the load directly over the axles, as the frame does bend a little bit.



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Old 06-06-2010, 11:24 AM   #9
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you sir are a genius. i would go bike riding with you any day

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Design is great except that the C02 tank must be upright in use!

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