What a film! This is an exciting and fantastic trip. It’s a film made by our friend Olaf Obsommer. With bike & boat from Cannes to Venice. After last year’s Bike2Boat trip through Norway, Olaf Obsommer, Jens Klatt and Philip Baues decided to step up the game: Between Cannes and Venice they traipsed round the wild waters of Central Europe — and still could have used a sledge than a kayak sometimnes …
The picture you can see here is from the Trans-Ost-Expedition, with Tanya and Denis Katzer. The question we are asking here is…will a Carry Freedom trailer take me there and back? We’ve had many trailers go around the world. Many thousands of kilometers in wild conditions gives us a good idea of what will happen and where problems could appear. The list is long which does not mean that all this will happen on a long trip, we are just exploring all the possibilities.
The experts at the Danish Cyclists Federation organized and oversaw, on behalf of the EU project, Cyclelogistics and the European Cyclists’ Federation, a thorough test of load trailers. The tests were carried out over a period of five days by five experienced persons or small companies who bike daily and are trained to review cycling products. They were simply told to let the item become a regular part of their daily routine. They then gave each trailer a score out of five stars with five stars being the best
Our friends Tanja and Denis Katzer are adventurers on a great journey. Starting in Germany, they are traveling to Burma via Mongolia und China on two Riese and Müller bikes which are both equipped with Carry Freedom Y-Frame trailers. Denis pulls a Y-Frame large with a big Zarges box carrying all his electronic equipment and Tanja is pulling a Y-Frame small with an Ortlieb Rack Pack. These are great photos and show a true spirit of adventure and provide another perspective on a world slowly disappearing.
Here are the photos: CLICK HERE
Denis and Tanja Katzer can be contacted here: CLICK HERE
The biggest German bicycle magazine “Aktiv Radfahren” has just tested the Carry Freedom Y trailer. The test went very well with the reporter Jens Kockerbeck talking about the flexibility of the Y and the elegant style and simplicity of the trailer. Yes, if you ride it empty it’s a little loud, but put a load on and you almost forget it. And who buys a trailer to ride it empty?
We’re proud of another great review for the Y. Those of you who understand some German can read it here.
And here is a link to the Aktiv-Radfahren Website: Click
I’ve been looking for freedom! – David Hasselhof
Not one of our favorite singers, but can someone looking for freedom be all that wrong? Did he really bring down the wall? Only in his own imagination ;>)
Radtouren (Bike Touring) Magazine in Germany has just tested load trailers in its latest issue. The German Magazine has a circulation of 40,000 readers and is dedicated to touring with bikes. The “Y”topped the list with the best “price-performance ratio” of all load trailers.
If you have come here because your wheels are stuck in the trailer. we will help you solve this problem. Our first piece of advice is – Don’t let it happen in the first place. Axles get stuck because they have rusted. It usually happens to trailers on long tours, or trailers stored with the wheels on over winter. Always store the trailer with axles removed, remove wheels overnight when touring, and keep the axles lubricated with oil.
But now the good news – We’ve never come across an axle that can’t be removed.