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A Modified Burley Flatbed

by Josh Lipton

Thanks for the photo submission Kevin!

“I commute by bike year round in Minneapolis, and wanted something for more cargo. I got an old Burley Flatbed for 40.00, took off the parts that I wasn’t using (used one for extra bottom support), covered the frame in electrical tape, put a sheet of 1/2 ply wood on top, and it works great!”

Nice work on fixing up this pre-2009 Burley Flatbed. The wrapped frame and plywood top look great.

This brings to mind that the MSRP on the current model 2011 Burley Flatbeds have been adjust downward from $299 to $249. This price improvement makes the Burley Flatbed one of the most competitively priced bike cargo trailers on the market.

 
Thule Set $97

2 Responses to “A Modified Burley Flatbed”

  1. Kevin says:

    I realized I implied this was an earlier Flatbed. To clarify it was actually an early D’Lite.

    • Josh says:

      Kevin,

      Thanks for the clarification. I think we’ll leave the post as is and leave this difference to those who read the comments. This does show the shared basics of the older model Burley Flatbed and d’Lites. It also shows nicely how you can really transform an old Burley Child Trailer into a great cargo trailer.

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