Bicycle Cargo Trailer Mods

Its not about the journey, but the destination.

We have offered Bicycle Cargo Trailer Mods and accessories that that are mountable within the frame of our bicycle trailers but we are happy to provide the information for our customers to make their own. If your not into crafts then by all means call us for us to make these for you and we would be happy to work with you.

Optional rod racks and float boat loaded on to the open slat trailer bed.

Optional rod racks and float boat loaded on to the open slat trailer bed.

Bicycle trailer fishing rod option

Bicycle cargo trailer fishing rod option

In construction of any side rails or stowage racks, we use simple ABS pipe available at all hardware and building stores.  Below see the parts list for you to do your own.  The cargo trailer has four corner round holes with lock set screws to secure the piping.

Bicycle trailer rack mounting holes located at the trailers four corners

Bicycle cargo trailer rack mounting holes located at the trailers four corners

See the picture of the hole at the four corners of the trailer bed.

You can see the pipe above and the mounting hole on the trailers corner.  Your imagination is your best source for making your own stowage and containment racks.  One fly fisherman has made a tent system on the 6′ trailer.

MATERIAL LIST AND SIZES:

Frame work pipe   1 1/2 inch

Coupling 1 inch with inside ridge ground off

White Pipe 1 inch inside diameter

Wooden reinforcement dowel 1 inch

outside black pipe is 1 1/2 inch. inner color is a 1 inch coupling. with a 1 inch dowel insert.

Outside black pipe is 1 1/2 inch.the inner pipe  is a 1 inch coupling. with a 1 inch dowel insert.

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The 1 inch ID pipe inserted into the coupling

 

You can all ways take the cargo trailer to the hardware store and mix and match components for your needs. Bicycle Cargo Trailer Mods are easy to upgrade your trailer to your own needs.  Call and we can help if you have questions.  800-337-5200

Folding bike, micro bike 20 inch mountain bike tire upgrade

Its not about the journey, but the destination.

Our Folding bike, micro bike 20 inch mountain bike tire upgrade has been tested and improves the usage of the micro bike to the level of normal size mountain bikes with 26 inch tires.

A outstanding option: Mtn. BIke, Wire Bead Bicycle Tire, Blackwall, 20-Inch x 2.125-Inch same as the 26 inch tire on a full size bike.

A outstanding option: Mtn. BIke, Wire Bead Bicycle Tire, Blackwall, 20-Inch x 2.125-Inch same as the 26 inch tire on a full size bike.

Our experience with off airport landings and remote landing strips has shown us the need for a mountain bike tire to ride on dirt and gravel back country roads that your micro bike will encounter.  This option allows

The micro awaiting folding before boarding the Kitfox aircraft.

The micro awaiting folding before boarding the Kitfox aircraft.

the ride comfort and control of a normal sized mountain bike 26 inch or larger tire gives you.

Kit Fox Airplane

Aviation design flows to all Kane Klassics products. NOTE the tundra tires for landing off airport and on gravel strips.

In the picture comparing the 20 inch to the 26 inch tire you can see the 2.125 inch width of both tires is the same.  You get the comfort of a full size bike with the smaller micro bike size which fits more compactly into the aircraft , RV or auto.

You can see the web site for more details and ordering.  http://kaneklassics.com/montague-bikes/folding-bike-micro-bike-fits-airplane-rv-car/

Electric Bike, How to use the Bionx Pedal Assist to level your ride effort.

 

Its not about the journey, but the destination.

When you have your Electric bike, how to use the Bionx Pedal Assist to level your ride effort becomes second nature as you ride. You refer to your control panel and set either

The Bionx cockpit controller allowing you to input your level of assist and regeneration to the battery.

The Bionx cockpit controller allowing you to input your level of assist and regeneration to the battery.

positive clicks for more and higher pedal assist levels or minus clicks to get to regenerate levels which ad recharging to your battery and at the same time creates drag or braking.

 

The ability to input your level of assist to make a hill climb and then to regenerate on the down hill nicely levels out your exercise.  NO MORE heart stopping hill climbs followed by down hill over speeding or melting your brakes.

The light weight and highly capable Bionx Motor

The light weight and highly capable Bionx Motor

The chart below can be clicked on for a full size page.  You see on this diagram the levels as examples and the speeds are not valid. The purpose of this chart is to explain that on the level just pedal or any level of positive assist you desire: on the uphill again any level of positive assist to make it up the hill: on the down hill click negative clicks to set different levels to suit you as you recharge the battery and hold you back on the down hill.  Your owners manual will get you up to speed in more detail which will make this chart make perfect sense.

How to lever your ride, see text for full explanation

How to lever your ride, see text for full explanation

Once you combine the use of this chart and your Bionx users manual you will be leveling out your bike ride exercise to enjoy miles of touring and fun.

Many  combinations of assist and recharge are yours to play with and refine. Electric Bike, How to use the Bionx Pedal Assist to level your ride effort will become second nature.

Electric BIkes – upgrading your old favorite

Its not about the journey, but the destination.

I have been getting a lot of questions on upgrading one’s older favorite bike with an electric bike pedal assist kit.  The best answer I can give you is … YES.  The perfect example I have is my 30 year old Schwinn Varsity 18 Speed.  Electric bikes are amazing technology that can upgrade your child hood/college bike.

Electric bike ,my 1984 Schwinn transported in time to 2014

Electric bikes – upgrading your old favorite, my 1984 Schwinn… transported in time to 2014

I paid $550.00 in 1984 which in today’s dollars was a very nice bike back then. I choose it for the easy removable front tire and wheel.  I wanted it to fit in my airplane and there were not folding full size bikes back then as we carry at Kane Klassics today.

I originally chose the Bionx Pedal Assist system as it is the most advanced electric bikes – upgrading your old favorite bike system out there today.  I have owned several Prius hybrid cars and the Bionx system worked in the same manner.  Talk about capability, the systems light weight, 48 volt long lasting battery (60 mile plus range) and advance regeneration charge back into the battery on braking/down hill was just plan amazing.  The pedal assist senses your input and matches it or exceeds it to your command settings.

The light weight and highly capable Bionx Motor

The light weight and highly capable Bionx Motor

Hills and loads were now easily mastered extending my range and ride.  You still get you exercise.  Here is an operational selection for the down hills, to get maximum regeneration and it holds you back.  what that means is you pedal up with the same effort or more on the down hill.  This is amazing technology especially for couples where and injury or knee aliment prevents their riding together.  Now they have no excuse not to ride together never worried that their riding partner will over exert.

The 1984 Schwinn looking like any 2014 bike!

The 1984 Schwinn looking like any 2014 bike!

So early on as a electric bikes dealer, just like Kane Klassics fly rod restoration service, why not extend that retrofit service to the biking enthusiast. My Schwinn now stand proudly along side the new bikes in the shop, equal in looks and functionality.  We polished up the

Bamboo Fly Rod Restoration

Fly Rod Restoration, turning an old favorite into a modern tool, as we do with your older bike.

Schwinn, new brakes, tires and adjustments.  Then added the Bionx 48 volt Pedal Assist System which as in a time machine brought the 1984 bike forward to 2014!

The Bionx cockpit controller allowing you to input your level of assist and regeneration to the battery.

The Bionx cockpit controller allowing you to input your level of assist and regeneration back into the battery.

This bike is at the shop and you can visit to see and ride the modernized 2014 capable Schwinn. For technical and further information visit the http://www.kaneklassics.com web site.

Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design

Its not about the journey, but the destination.

News Flash:
Our Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design is the industry light-weight leaders.. the 6′trailer, a mere 27 lbs !

 

Kit Fox Airplane

Aviation design flows to all Kane Klassics products.

Kane Klassics has always taken the lead in innovative designs, from our multi piece fly rods to the unique design of our Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design .  One aspect of design we try and improve on all our products is the aviation technical design knowledge which we used in building the company airplane.  Design techniques for weight reduction, materials, and production engineering all play together.    Our cargo trailers are the industry light-weight leaders.. the 6′trailer, a mere 27 lbs ! The recommended carrying capacity is 180 lbs. This provides ample load for several float boats, ice chest, camping gear and fishing rods and gear.

In our Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design , this aviation expertise plays a key role.  We selected corrosion resistant aluminum for our flatbed bike beds combined with stainless steel components which has produced a bicycle trailer design that will last the original owner many care free maintenance years.

Our suspension system uses no thru axle.  This is very key to an off road bicycle trailer design as it affords a trailer that will not hang up over center of the trail obstructions.  The wide tubed knobby tire smooths the ride for your gear and never sinks in sand.  This

bicycle trailer with its unique suspension points allowing the trailer to step over trail obstructions.

bicycle cargo trailer with its flatbed and unique suspension points allowing the trailer to step over trail obstructions. ITS WEIGHT IS A MERE 27 LBS!

allows less strain and pedal input form the rider.

Fat tire,  E-Bike installed electric motor system was designed and integrated for trailer pulling.

Fat tire, E-Bike installed electric motor system was designed and integrated for trailer pulling.

The Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design of the aluminum bed on the standard trailer is unique for its t-bar slats.  This allows sand and water to drop through the bed when loading a wet and muddy/sandy float device.  The slats provide numerous tie off places so multiple gear straps will secure any arrangement of on board cargo.

T-bar slats for unlimited tie downs and allowing dirt and sand to fall through.

T-bar slats for unlimited tie downs and allowing dirt and sand to fall through. NOTE the side amber and rear red reflectors. Its weight is a mere 27 lbs for the 6′ model.

Our Bicycle Cargo Trailer Design does not account for human riders.  Our trailer is a cargo bed designed specifically for cargo and fishing equipment in particular.  We integrated amber and red reflectors for safe night and dusk riding.

The top speed on down hill runs is a recommended 5 mph.  This allows trouble free handling and is more then fast enough on down hill grades of 6 to 20 percent.  Loading the trailer is common sense.  The heavy load go over the center suspension and lighter loads to front and rear.  You do not want to load weight forward putting a large tongue weight on the bike mount.  Use the same common load measures used on your car trailers, RVs and truck trailers.

Bicycle Cargo Trailers for Fishing Gear

 

Its not about the journey, but the destination.

News Flash:
Our Bicycle Cargo Trailers for Fishing Gear are the industry light-weight leaders.. the 6′trailer, a mere 27 lbs !

 

Bicycle Cargo Trailers for Fishing Gear with great cargo carrying ability are few and far between.  Most bike trailers use bike tires at the cargo bed so you have a half of a bike tire restricting your cargo.  Kane Klassics bicycle trailers were designed for two prime capabilities. The first capability utilizes a flat bed cargo area so your over size float tube and other fishing gear are not restricted and can hang off the beds side. The second capability mounts fat tires under the cargo bed for non interferance of your cargo load that will hang over the flat bed above the tires.  These two capabilities offer maximum usage for getting your gear to your destination.

Bicycle trailer, made in America by Kane Klassics

Bicycle trailer, made in America by Kane Klassics

Bicycle trailer , flat bed with the optional fly rod rack and show with a float boat equipped with oars and rowing frame.

Bicycle trailer , flatbed with the optional fly rod rack and show with a float boat equipped with oars and rowing frame. 27 lbs. the light-weight leader in cargo trailers.

Bicycle trailers need to be light in weight and yet strong. The Kane Klassics bicycle trailers are strong and light (6′ is a mere 27lbs.), using aluminum as the key material which is also quiet corrosion repelling. These we make here in the shop in Reno NV.

bicycle trailer with optional rod rack and stowage, on the open slat bed

bicycle trailer with optional rod rack and stowage, on the open slat flatbed

In fishing a lake and riding the Fat tire sand bikes in the sand and wet mud, a trailer to carry you float tube or boat needs to be in launch position quickly and afford ease of loading.  Our open slat design allows both those key user functions plus gives your unlimited tie down stations and allows water , mud and sand to drop of the trailer bed. The other key design of the Kane Klassics bicycle trailer is the four point mounting holes for rod racks and equipment storage.  This allows for secure fly rod storage out of the way of your gear.

Optional rod racks and float boat loaded on to the open slat trailer bed.

Optional rod racks and float boat loaded on to the open slat trailer bed.

The Bicycle Trailers for Fishing Cargo design allows addition of stowage boxes for ice chests, fishing vests and other gear.  So in fishing a lake if the fish bite moves you reload you gear and pedal down the beach and relaunch.  Utilizing the fat tire sand bike and trailers fat tires affords no stuck car of pickup as that vehicle was securely parked in the hard dirt away from where the bike and trailer took you.

 

optional fly rod rack

optional fly rod rack with the solid abs plastic trailer bed flooring

 

One of the caught and released Trout now fearing the FAT TIRE scourge

One of the caught and released Trout now fearing the FAT TIRE scourge on Pyramid Lake NV using the Fat Tire Sand Bikes pulling the bicycle trailer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and pricing see the Kane Klassics web site  http://www.kaneklassicscs.com

 

Fat Tire Sand Bikes – Strike Terror in Trout Populations

Its not about the journey, but the destination.

News Flash:
Our cargo trailers are the industry light-weight leaders.. the 6′trailer, a mere 27 lbs !

Kane Klassics has embarked upon building the finest, most off road capable Fat Tire Sand Bikes for the fly fishing purist.  In a cooperative venture with Tammisea Fat Sand Bikes out of the Miami Beach area of Florida, we have taken a solid performing Fat tire bike with the industries widest 4.8-inch tires and added Kane Klassics performance and usability upgrades.

Fat tire,  E-Bike installed electric motor system

Fat tire, E-Bike installed electric motor system

The Fat Tire Sand Bikes where design with aluminum and stainless steel components to with stand the salt environment of beach riding. We took this to a new level by the installation of the new Shimano internal shifting 11-speed rear axel gear pack and adding hydraulic brakes.  When combined with an E-Bike electric drive front mounted drive motor you have the ultimate all wheel drive off road fat tire bike for dirt, mountain, sand and snow riding.

The E-bike Electric kit is engineered and installed with a steel heavy-duty fork, and combined with oversize spokes to assure the long-term use of the front drive system.  The 48-volt battery provides 30 plus miles of level power and more range when you combine peddling. All this has been engineered using aircraft design and hardware to affix the battery; controller and accessories for long care free service life.

We use these Fat Tire Sand Bikes to haul the Kane klassics bike trailer (6′ trailer a mere 27 lbs.)with float tubes, float boats and gear around lakes in the area 100 miles radius from Reno NV.  Fishing on lakes can in fact be like fishing on a desert.  Until you know the waters and fish habits, you have to begin to fish, observe and react to what you see and experience.  Equipped with the fat tire bike and trailer, you can leave your car or truck safely parked on firm terrain and ride straight to the waters edge, launch and begin to fish.  Through your observations,  if you see more fish action down or up lake, load up the float device and peddle to that area.  No getting stuck in the beach sand as the fat tire bike and trailer with fat tires floats over the sand.  Your truck, parked on firm soil is safe from getting stuck.

One of the caught and released Trout now fearing the FAT TIRE scourge

One of the caught and released Trout now fearing the FAT TIRE scourge

The other key advantage of using the bike and trailer, your gear fits over the trailer wheels, which are under the flat bed. No other bike trailer offers you that oversize fly-fishing gear load capability.  Stay tune to more in-depth articles on the future use of our Fat tires.

Bicycle trailer , flat bed with the optional fly rod rack and show with a float boat equipped with oars and rowing frame.

Bicycle trailer , flatbed with the optional fly rod rack and show with a float boat equipped with oars and rowing frame. A mere 27 lbs. for the 6′ trailer’s weight.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and details on the bikes and trailers see the links below,

Fat Tire Bikes: http://kaneklassics.com/montague-bikes/fat-sand-bikes/

Bicycle Trailers: http://kaneklassics.com/montague-bikes/bicycle-trailers-kane-klassics/