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I understand that there are kids bicycle trailers, but are there adult bicycle trailers? Specifically selling in Australia?

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Try checking the answers in this similar question. bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/12884/… Most of the adult trailers are for special needs, and don't sell in high valume, so they get quite expensive. Shipping costs to Australia probably wouldn't change the price by a large amount (compared to the price of the trailer) and most are small businesses who would probably work with you to get the product shipped to you. –  Kibbee Nov 6 '12 at 13:26
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You might consider either modifying a cargo trailer (if you can find one) or, say, finding a used racing wheelchair and adding a yoke to it to attach to the bike. –  Daniel R Hicks Nov 7 '12 at 1:56

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There are recumbent trikes available here in Australia which link together so that one tows the other - if the back person chooses not to pedal then it would effectively be a trailer, with the rear person just sitting like in chair. These would be much lower and more stable than having a scaled-up kiddie trailer or wheelchair.

For slow speeds and a smallish adult have a look at a 'bakfiets' style cargo bikes, there are Australian brands.

A longtail cargo bike might be an option too, if the passenger is able to sit up on one. (I use one of these for larger kids)

Here are some of the specific brands and shops in Australia: Linking recumbent trikes: Hase Kettweisel

Bakfiets style: Kangaroo Bike (May or may not be that brand specifically ... I have seen this style bike ridden in Australia with a kangaroo logo on the side)

Longtail cargo bikes: Kona Ute Yuba Mundo Surly Big Dummy Xtracycle conversion kits

Recumbent shops: Flying Furniture (Canberra dealer for recumbents and other interesting machines for cargo and multiple people) Trisled (Manufacturer in Melbourne, might be worth asking them about something custom built...)

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Thank you very much for this. I'll look into it. –  canyoucatchme Sep 2 at 21:13

At least in Victoria I'm thinking your answer will have to be no, because it's illegal.

A cyclist must not tow a bicycle trailer with a person in or on the bicycle trailer, unless all of the following apply:

the cyclist is 16 years of age or older;

The passenger is under 10 years of age;

Just more wisdom from the revheads who design our roads and rules.

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Ah well, pity.... we need to be more European.... –  canyoucatchme Sep 2 at 21:13

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