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Surly Excellent trailers - Bill & Ted

Surly Excellent trailers - Bill & Ted

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Regular price £999.99
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Trailer Bed Long - aka BILL - requires Surly trailer hitch - Inc. 16x1.95 Wheels/Tyres

Trailer Bed, Short - aka TED - requires Surly trailer hitch, Inc 16x1.95 Wheels/Tyres

Trailer Hitch - Required for Surly trailer bed

 

Excellent trailers - Bill & Ted

There are quite a few options these days for trailers that carry kids or dogs, luggage, groceries, and other relatively small loads. Trailers are nice because they can be detached when not in use, but most trailers can't haul much weight and the ones that do suffer some design drawbacks such as incompatibility with many kinds of bikes. Conversely, there are quite a few cargo bikes that can haul bigger loads, but cargo bikes meant for a lot of weight can be difficult to load, are sometimes difficult to ride (sometimes due to the bike's design, and sometimes due to the sheer weight of the bike itself), and require a lot of space to store. We felt we could help bridge the gap, so we designed two trailers meant to haul a lot, to be easy to use, and which would work with a bike you have already.

We make two bed lengths so you can find one that suits your needs. Bill is the long one, and Ted is the short bed (get it? Bill has more letters than Ted, so it goes with the longer trailer). The beds and hitch are constructed mainly of TIG-welded 4130 CroMoly steel. CroMoly steel is tough and durable and well-suited to this task. We used 304 stainless steel hardware where appropriate to ensure corrosion resistance and a long life. The beds have threaded eyelets for bolting down decking, corner posts, or creating other custom accessories using readily-accessible materials from your local hardware store, lumberyard or home improvement store.

The wheels are 16", keeping cargo low to the ground. 16" wheels are also stronger than larger diameter wheels favored by many trailers. We designed our own hubs to meet the requirements of this frame. The rims are double-wall with stainless eyelets. The spokes are stainless steel, radially laced. Combined with smooth, easy rolling 1.95" tyres, these are stout wheels designed specific to their purpose.

Our hitch system is designed to be as universal as possible. Regardless of the configuration of your bike frame, our hitch will likely fit your bike. It doesn't clamp to the bike's frame tubes. Instead, it attaches using a proprietary axle skewer or thread-on axle nuts. The Surly trailer hitch works with full-suspension frames, disc brakes, rear racks and fenders. It adjusts to accommodate hub widths from 120 - 145mm and allows you to align the centerline of the trailer on the centerline of the bike. It will work with bikes that have wheels as small as 20" and as large as 29" while keeping the bed level with the ground. This is especially important when you are hauling long items that hang off the back of the trailer (lumber, tubing, ladders, etc.).

There are some things to learn about using a trailer like this to haul stuff. You'll probably want to use a bike with gears, for example. As well, learning to load it right becomes more important as cargo weight increases. Load it over the axles, balancing the load. Too much weight on the hitch (tongue weight), or too much weight hanging off the back, and the bike's handling will be compromised, making it harder to control and potentially damaging your bike, the trailer, or you. Finally, we do not recommend ever carrying people or furry friends on Surly trailers. Sure it might be fun, but someone could get seriously hurt and that's not fun at all.

The frame is a solid unit constructed of welded CroMoly steel square tubes. The hitch can be adjusted to level the bed, making it easier to carry long items.

The wheel covers keep cargo from shifting into spokes and provide load-bearing support for items that don't fit between them. Threaded bosses, in the wheel covers, provide mounting points for fenders and spoke guards (not included).

The hitch is highly adjustable to fit most types of bikes and a wide variety of wheel diameters and hub widths.

Like our frames, Surly trailers are powder coated.

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Buy to Order In

What does 'Buy to Order In' mean?

If this is displayed it means these items are not currently held in stock here at Slam69, We order this in from the supplier and it's usually dispatched in 1-3 working days*.

Once your order is placed, We will email you to confirm the estimated arrival date.

*In some cases these items may have a longer due date, or be out of stock.
In this case, we will offer alternatives, if possible. 
You can wait for arrival, we'll keep you updated and dispatch your order as soon as possible. Or you can opt to change or cancel your order.


You're welcome to contact us first to check availability before ordering.
Get in touch anytime.

Delivery

 

NEXT DAY DELIVERY

Get FREE Next Day Delivery with Promo Code: FREESHIP
(minimum order £50.00/1 discount code per order)

All orders are dispatched using DPD Next Day Delivery*.
AM Delivery, Saturday or Sunday delivery also available.

*UK mainland only. We don't currently offer free delivery to the UK Highlands** and Islands***, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland or Channel Islands.

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SAME DAY DISPATCH


We aim to dispatch orders same day when placed by 2pm, Monday - Friday.
Orders placed after 2pm Monday - Friday, on a Weekend or Bank holiday; will be dispatched on the next working day.

Please note - Only Orders with In Stock items are available for same day dispatch. Orders that include Buy to Order items are usually dispatched within 1-3 days, on a Next day delivery service.

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Complete Bike, Custom Built Bike and Wheel Orders 
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These orders may take longer to dispatch, we build up custom builds to order - dispatch is normally within 1-2 days.

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UK Delivery Options

We offer a flat rate delivery fee, no matter how big or small your order is. Your order will be sent with DPD on the service of your choice. UK Mainland is Next Day Delivery as standard.


Pick Up (Collection from Gloucester) - £0.00
Our store is based in Gloucester - Find out more.

Mainland UK – Next Day Delivery (Monday to Friday) - £5.99 (Orders < £10)
Mainland UK – Next Day Delivery (Monday to Friday) - £3.99
(Orders > £10)
Mainland UK – Next Day by 12.00 (Monday to Friday) - £7.99
Mainland UK – Saturday Delivery - £16.99
Mainland UK – Sunday Delivery - £16.99


Scottish Highlands** – 1-2 Day Delivery - £13.99
Scottish Islands*** – 2-4 Day Delivery - £16.99
Isle of Man – 1-2 Day Delivery - £16.99
Northern Ireland – 1-2 Day Delivery - £20.00
Jersey and Guernsey – 1-2 Day Delivery - £25.00


**Scottish Highlands - AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, IV1-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40, PH19-26, PH30-41, PH49-50

***Scottish Islands - HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Isle of Man - IM
Jersey and Guernsey - JE, GY
Northern Ireland – 
BT


If your postcode is in one of these locations please choose the correct shipping whilst checking out (Not Mainland UK).
It genuinely costs us and the courier more to deliver to these more remote postcode locations.
Selecting the correct option will avoid any delays dispatching your order.


You can find up-to-date pricing, offers and current information in the Cart/Checkout.

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Worldwide Delivery Options

Please note, we don't offer shipping outside of the UK.

You can look into forwarding companies who would give you a UK address and forward your orders onto your country.


Some countries may incur VAT and Duty, please use a Duty Calculator and be prepared to pay these fees on arrival.
Please be aware that we will not cover these fees. If you are unable to pay your Duty fees the courier service may dispose the order.

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If you have any questions, we are always happy to help. See our contact info at the bottom of the page. 😃

Pick Up from Slam69

Ordering online for collection? It's really easy!

1. Select Pick Up in the delivery options.

2. We'll pick and prepare your order for collection.
(Please wait for our notification that it's Ready for Pick Up)

3. Come and collect your order.
(Bring your confirmation email when you come to collect your order. Don't worry about printing it out, you can show us on your Phone)

We're open 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Store Address:
Slam69,
Unit 2 Pegasus Centre,
Hurricane Road,
Gloucester Business Park,
Gloucester,
GL3 4FF

We'll see you soon! 👋

Easy Returns

Easy Returns

No quibble easy returns, we have a 28 day return policy.

Changed your mind? Doesn't fit? No problem, simply pack your order back up, make sure the product is in the exact same condition it arrived.
Note down your Order number in/on the packaging so we can identify it and return to us.


Our return address is:
Slam69 - Returns,
Unit 2 Pegasus Centre,
Gloucester Business Park,
Gloucester, GL3 4FF

Exchanges

The quickest way to exchange is to place a new order for the item you'd like to exchange to. You can return your unwanted item back to us for a refund.

Warranty Returns

If your item is covered by Warranty, we'll need to send this off for inspection to the brand's warranty. To start, please get in touch and send us your order number and pictures of what's happened.

 

See full terms on Returns, Exchanges and Warranty

Eco Conscious



Here at Slam69 we're passionate about doing our bit for the environment, after all we love the great outdoors, it’s our favourite place to be! We sell all second hand, used, ex-demo and old stock parts to help reduce waste and give them a new lease of life.

Click here to shop the Recycled Parts

All our packaging is re-used, recycled or recyclable. We encourage you to re-use and recycle your mailing bag, box and packaging.

We also don't include paper Invoices or delivery notes in your delivery, you'll have a PDF Invoice in your Order confirmation email.

We're currently working with our suppliers to further reduce plastic packaging.

 

We are proud supporters of The Access Bike Project if you haven't heard of them, have a look at their website. They are an amazing community project that turn people’s old bikes into opportunities for our youth. 

Any of our old bike parts that we cannot use or sell on our recycled page we donate to this awesome initiative.

Having your bike serviced? Upgrading? Have old parts taking up space in your garage? Donate your old bike parts to Access Bike. Here at Slam69 we have a collection point for any donations you may have. These guys are creative and innovative, even if parts are no longer fit for bikes, they will create something awesome!

Recently they organised a pub quiz fund raiser which raised them enough money to buy not one, but TWO new work stands, we were stoked to be able to help them attain a bargain price and order these in for them.

Slamboss Graham Foot and some the Access Bike gang with their new bike stands

Price Match

On top of offering our advice and guidance on the products listed that we personally use, know and have experience with, we understand pricing is a big part of making your decision too. We always try to bring the best pricing, so feel free to give us a nudge when you spot a better price. We are able to Price Match with the majority of items we have available.

We do have some criteria to meet when offering a Price Match.
- Send us the website URL to the competitors lower price. If in store, you can show us on your phone or a print out copy.

- The competitor must be a UK registered shop, we cannot price match against Google searches, Private sellers, eBay, Amazon or similar.

- The product listed must be the exact same as ours; identical condition, model, colour and size.

- The competitor must have the product in stock at the time of the Price Match.

- The Price Match total must be the product price including VAT and delivery.

- A Price Match discount cannot be added after the sale is complete.

- The Price Match discount and extra discounts, club savings or promo offers cannot be applied together, we can only offer one discount.

- We're unable to accept Finance or Cycle schemes on Price Matched and discounted products. These will need to be paid in full using our other payment methods.

- If accepted, we will give you a discount code or link to complete your order with the price matched product. You can use one discount code per order.

Please note, whilst we can Price Match the majority of products, sending this information does not guarantee a price match is viable.


Email us your enquiry to: slam69@hotmail.co.uk

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Hello 👋

Thanks for checking out our Independent Bike Shop.
We're a small team and we love bikes too! We run the Slam69 Website, Retail Store and Workshop in Gloucester.

You can find everything we stock online, anything you don't see just drop us a message! We're able to get hold of many products and brands from most UK suppliers.

Outdoors is our favourite place to be! 🌲 We strive to help the environment by working with our suppliers to improve recyclable product packaging. We're also reusing old and using recyclable packaging for your orders.

Getting you back on your bike is priority, so we're actively picking and dispatching your orders Monday - Friday with a 2pm cut off for same day dispatch. You'll also find us here in store building wheels, dream bike builds, repairing and servicing bikes to get you back rolling again. We're always on hand for any bike advice.

We're on the doorstep of Flyup417 Bike Park, Cranham Woods, Cotswolds Way and an hour away from the Forest of Dean. Come and see us!
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