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    DIY bike trailer

    Im trying to make my own ideas has any made one any ideas?
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    Hi
    I just created my own bike trailer this winter. it is a sinkel wheel trailer and it works perfectly.
    I have used a donor bmx bike to some of the parts. You must have access to a welding machine and a grinder.
    Are you interested in more detail do not hesitate to ask.

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    How do I upload photos from picasa??

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    picture nr one
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    more10: Can you post a picture of the attachment point on the yoke to the rest of the bike?
    I made a 3rd wheel but I'm stuck at how to attach it to the bike.

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    I've mounted it to the bike with the quick release from ChainReaction. to 16$
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    That's the best hitch mechanism I've ever seen. So much more robust than the Yak/Bob trailers.

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    Thanks.

    The weak point of this solution is actually the quick release. You must be sure you have tightened the quick release enough. But once you have that, it will hold alot.
    I've tested the trailer with 25kg/55pound load in hilly terrain in the woods and the mount worked really well.

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    I love what you did with it graet job im having trouble with the end of fork where it conects to the back of my bike. Did you make your own connection? My trailer dont pivot is that important? I need to upload pics so you can contrique. I have a grinder but no welder.
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    Thanks.

    Yes I've done it all myself except the flexible joints(picture) which are from a bmx bike.
    I do not quite understand your problem, but a picture tells more than words.

    I do not understand what the "pivot" means. I am a Dane and google translate can not help me.
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    diy trailer

    Does the trailer have to turn when you do? Mine is one solid piece no moving parts to help while making turns. Ill upload pics tmrw morn. I made the trailer from 2 kids bikes and 3 lawn mowers.
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    my LBS bought some stuff from a local guy that was moving... the trailer was build with 2 wheels... it was one of these types of things



    I don't recall how they mounted it to the bike but our local bike club is going to use it to tote tools out on work days... prob not the best option for MTB riding but it'll sure tow a ton of stuff
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    Pics triangle is front back forks for tire i cant get any pics to upload off my cell
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    diy trailer

    I need help with the locking mechanism
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    diy trailer

    I got more pics
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    diy trailer

    That last pic shows i need help with the locking mechanism
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    diy trailer

    That last pic was the front that attaches to the bike i ride. Also the two towers standing up at the front and back will hold my lites.
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    diy trailer

    I need a closeup of the rear fork for you
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    How much would you charge to make the front pivoting fork with locking mechanism?
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    "You must have access to a
    welding machine" any suggestions for a good lil welding machine?
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    depends on the material you want to weld... if it's just steel you could easily get away with an inexpensive flux core wire feed welder... but welding thing gauge tubing isn't ideal (but if it's DIY or hacking up an old bike it's prob not an issue)... either way you'll prob end up with pretty ugly welds.

    that being said i've got a 10 year old harbor freight 120a 220v mig/flux welder and it's not bad for the price... I can stick metal together pretty well with it... but it's not pretty... but i'm no welder
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    Thanx for the welding tips
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    Do you have pics of your finished trailer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by univega900 View Post
    Do you have pics of your finished trailer?
    ditto!

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