We are now the proud owners of a (used) bike trailer. I scored one on Craigslist for about 1/4th the price of retail – and it’s been barely used. About the only thing “wrong” with it is a snap is missing for the cover (easy to fix since I have a snap tool), and it’s covered in spider eggs since it was in storage – both very easy and cheap fixes. Our bikes are now in the shop getting a professional once over since they haven’t been used in about 3 years – I stopped riding when my pregnant belly couldn’t bend enough to use the drop handles anymore. I replaced the tires (dry rot!) and inner tubes, but every time I try to repair brakes or shifters, I break them, so I know when to take it to a professional*.
We live a little over 2 miles from the grocery store, but Dad’s not thrilled with the idea of me riding my bike to the store and back – especially with Daughter Person in tow (construction and rather dangerous intersection during construction). I think I can convince him to let me go myself at least. I just need to remember my lock’s combination and do it.
*: I understand the concepts of shifter repair, but I have a triple crank and the shifters are sensitive enough that getting them adjusted properly for the front gears is more than I can handle apparently – I have considered switching to a double crank or getting new shifters, but I haven’t had a compelling reason to yet, and I used to use all three gears when cycling long distances.