Bicycle Mechanics - Bike carrier Design
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04-28-06, 08:31 AM
I hate using the bike carrier that attaches to my tow bar( Hitch as the Americans call them).
I want to adapt my 6x4 ft trailer to be able to carry 4 bikes standing upright using crank mounts or similar attachments such as on the Pendle Bike trailer www.pendle-bike.co.uk
Can anyone point me in right direction for a design or advice ?
Might cost a bit, but if you have a trailer already, buy 4 upright roof rack type carriers and mount them either directly to your trailer. Alternatively, build a platform that fits your trailer and has the carriers mounted on it that is removable, so you can use the trailer for other purposes.
04-28-06, 10:44 AM
fork mount is the best way to go.
04-28-06, 01:51 PM
You can always make a frame out of 1" pvc tubing. I've seen designs on the net lately, but can't remember where right now. Basically, it's a frame that you set the bike into (on either side of the tires), and then you bungee cord them in. I think I'd only suggest it on a trailer with sides, but if you're looking for cheap, it may be the way to go.
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