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Old 05.10.2015, 14:34
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Cart for bike

I wanted to get a cart to add to the back of my bicycle to lug bits of equipment around.

Does anyone know what laws are applicable to towing a cart? Is there any need for a registration number above a certain size (I see some car trailers with a licence plate on them).

What about if you make your own cart, like so: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...-Bike-Trailer/
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Old 05.10.2015, 14:42
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Re: Cart for bike

At your age shouldn't you be buying a car?
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Old 05.10.2015, 14:44
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Re: Cart for bike

I regularly tow my kids around in a bike trailer, and have never seen or heard of any form of registration required. Can't see why it would be any different for your proposed trailer.
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Re: Cart for bike

The ones with a registration plate are probably being towed by a high power E-bike
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Re: Cart for bike

„Anhänger an Fahrrädern dürfen mit der Ladung höchstens 1,00 m breit, 1,20 m hoch und, ab Mitte des Hinterrades des Zugfahrzeugs gemessen, 2,50 m lang sein. Nach hinten ist ein Überhang der Ladung von höchstens 50 cm gestattet. Das Betriebsgewicht darf höchstens 80 kg betragen.“

THe thing can only be 1 m wide, 1.2 m high and measured from the middle of your rear wheel (of the bike) 2.5m long. You cannot let luggage stick out more than 50 cm at the back of it and it cannot be more than 80 kgs.

https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...index.html#a69
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„Anhänger an Fahrrädern dürfen mit der Ladung höchstens 1,00 m breit, 1,20 m hoch und, ab Mitte des Hinterrades des Zugfahrzeugs gemessen, 2,50 m lang sein. Nach hinten ist ein Überhang der Ladung von höchstens 50 cm gestattet. Das Betriebsgewicht darf höchstens 80 kg betragen.“

THe thing can only be 1 m wide, 1.2 m high and measured from the middle of your rear wheel (of the bike) 2.5m long. You cannot let luggage stick out more than 50 cm at the back of it and it cannot be more than 80 kgs.

https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...index.html#a69
Cheers. I'll send you a photo when I tow my contraption across the Swiss border :P
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At your age shouldn't you be buying a car?
cars are too slow and inconvenient.
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cars are too slow and inconvenient.
Totally agree - my journey yesterday took 70mins in the car - by public transport it would have taken 2hr 20mins - which is a lot faster and a lot more convenient.
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Totally agree - my journey yesterday took 70mins in the car - by public transport it would have taken 2hr 20mins - which is a lot faster and a lot more convenient.
I agree too - my journey this morning took 20 minutes by bike, and by car it would have taken around 45 minutes
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Re: Cart for bike

How phil will go shopping soon...

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