Bidwell Pusher trailer-anyone ordered the plans?

Discussion in 'Push Trailers' started by wildwestrider, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. wildwestrider

    wildwestrider Member

    Anyone ordered the plans for the Bidwell pusher trailer? If so, did you feel they were worth the $39 plus $11 shipping?

    Brian in Austin

  2. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Do you have a link to it?
  3. wildwestrider

    wildwestrider Member

    bit of a thread hi-jack there,...but as I'm a good guy,....I'll help you out.............

    I did a google search for is a link that I found .......(;>

  4. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    That was intentional (I had already look it up,) and no, it was not off-topic. Generally, when asking a specific question, it's good net manners to provide a link. Think about it... why should others need to do a google search to even know what you're asking about?
  5. wildwestrider

    wildwestrider Member

    Lou, as mentioned in my reply to your prior Private message about this, I dont want speculation about the value of the plans at $39 dollars and the shipping of $11 for 12 pages, from someone who has gone and looked at a link that I have provided.

    The only people who will be able to answer my question will already know what the Bidwell is, they will have ordered the plans,...and may or may not have built one. That is why my question was phrased the way it was.

    I saw your query looking for a URL as a person who was a curious looker who was not familiar with the Bidwell and didn't want to take the time to do a search. Again my concern was that anyone looking at a link would not be able to answer my question from experience with the plans.....and thus would be just taking up space in the thread....and diluting the focus of the thread.....(which.....of course has now happened... (;>) ...)....just another example of how communication between individuals is frequently hampered by the lack of intonation, inflection and body language in text based communication. All of those end up being implied by the party reading the text.....and as we each have just demonstrated,...often not correctly.

    fortunately, goes on.

    Hopefully, the next post in the thread will be from someone who has bought the actual plans and is able to offer an opinion.

    Brian in Austin

    PS: Just a further thought, had you mentioned that you were asking your question in a helping administrative capacity,.....I would have "gotten" where you were coming from....and all this dialogue would have been unecessary...
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  6. habcores

    habcores New Member

    availability of Bidwell pusher from Riley

    I just ordered the plans from RQRiley and was told they are out of stock and do not plan to even show them on the website anymore. Sounds like a warning to me!
  7. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I have a copy of the plans, which I was given by the original purchaser. He built one, and said from his viewpoint there three serious drawbacks: 1) the original cost of the plans was excessive for the product received, 2) the trailer as designed is under-powered, in his opinion - he used it with an LWB recumbent bike, and he is a big guy; & 3) the hitch design, based on his experience, was very poorly thought out. He ended up building a fold up U-frame which he attached to his rear triangle, and a centrally mounted hitch bar on the trailer.

    The image and text qualty of the plans is excellent, as one can expect from Riley.
  8. habcores

    habcores New Member

    Your input made me feel fortunate they dont offer the plans anymore. Thanks.
  9. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    Out of stock of a xerox copy of 12 sheets of paper???

    Sounds fishy to me as well!
  10. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    AZ has a set of pusher plans they go for 17.00 instant download its called Cycle Bully, plus they have a pretty active forum for support with their plans heres a link

  11. habcores

    habcores New Member

    Glad to see you are an AZ guy as well. I have made a couple of their machines from plans and they work out well. I made the cycle bully to about 60 % completion and then decided to go gas instead. Good site.
  12. Terry Faust

    Terry Faust Guest

    Does anyone know of a manufactured Bidwell-like trailer, ready to buy?
  13. matthew

    matthew New Member


    I ordered a set from

    24.95 plus 5.00 shipping

    seems reasonable. they also offer an ebook version for 12.95.

    haven't started building yet, but I ordered a new ezip 500 from Walmart, free shipping to the local store, for $208. pretty good price.

    I'll let you know how it goes.
  14. matthew

    matthew New Member

    terry's question

    yes, an outfit called RideKick licensed Bidwell's patent, and is making a nice looking version that debuted at the recent show in Vegas. their site is, and they have some nice video up on Facebook.

    I don't think they will be selling them til Spring though.