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Old 05-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

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90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

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I love my DIY bike trailer! (Piwoslaw linked to it, above.)

I've done the kayak thing with this one as well.

Just yesterday I was thinking about making another bike trailer that would let me pull a ~140 lbs catamaran down to the river, instead of driving it down:

If I take one hull off, lash it to the other, tip everything to stand upright on its side, it would only be about 2.5 ft wide, with most of the mass down low - appropriate for pulling behind a bike.

Probably won't do it this year though - too many projects.
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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