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The Y-Frame (from “Die Zeit”)

“Bike trailers have the capacity to make monsters out of even the most beautiful bicycles. If they are carrying children, trailers are often colorful and ugly, as if they were forced to match the helmets of the little ones. Luggage trailers are not really the solution. Just like family vans, they are seldom used to full. The most elegant trailers have been invented by the Americans. They consist of a simple plank, two wheels, and an axle. The plank can carry anything long and high and bulky much more conveniently than any box shaped trailer. You just have to tie it down well. Fortunately, bungees were invented before the Y-Frame..”

from “Die Zeit” 24/5/2012