Revisiting the Enchanted Bike Wagon

I have mentioned this unique little wagon before but it is worth revisiting as a near perfect mini traveller’s wagon.  Günther Lorenz, a maker from Bayern designed and built this bike-towed caravan without a plan or significant financial outlay.
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It makes me happy to know that this was built, fueled by beer and a dream, in three weeks worth of evenings.  It weighs in at 55 kilograms empty (120 pounds) so it isn’t exactly light-weight but provides the comforts of a dry bedroom while on the road.

0035The body is 2 meters long by 1.04 meters wide (79 by 41 inches).  The frame is constructed from 20 mm square steel tubing welded together and the 5 bows are made from 8 mm tubing covered with garden hose.  The whole thing runs on 28″ wheels.

0008If you’re looking to build something like this, head over to Günther’s web page for a more complete photo-set.  They’re thumbnailed on his page but can be downloaded and viewed at higher resolution.

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Click the image to view the rest of the images.  His website is in German but the photos speak for themselves. 

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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2 Responses to Revisiting the Enchanted Bike Wagon

  1. Scott Sewell says:

    Reblogged this on here and now… and commented:
    cool

  2. Scott Sewell says:

    Reblogged this on here and now… and commented:
    cool

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