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Chop! 05-22-12 03:10 PM

My new matching trailer for my Strida
 
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Here is my new homemade matching Strida trailer I've called a 'Traida'
I made it from some frame parts given to me by Mark Sanders.
I'll be getting it welded and strengthened when I get my GoBike repaired.


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fwd-bwd 05-22-12 06:03 PM

That's an ingenious solution! Anyone who can make Strida more useful earns a gold star in my book. :thumb:

SesameCrunch 05-22-12 07:32 PM

Formidable!

BassNotBass 05-22-12 07:49 PM

Very cool. How does the parcel bin attach?

Chop! 05-23-12 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by BassNotBass (Post 14259270)
Very cool. How does the parcel bin attach?

I only made the trailer yesterday, The box folds flat, but was too long to fit between the tyres, so I cut a section out of the rear to clear the rear tyre,
this will also solve another problem.........how & where to attach a mudguard? But it will be detachable, so that the box can be folded.
As for fixing the box to the rail, there are 2 existing holes each side of the rail, I intend to use 2 shaped rubber blocks to cut down on rattle and keep
the box from rotating on the rail, I will then attach / detach it using re-usable zip ties. :thumb:

ttakata73 05-23-12 06:17 AM

This thing is awesome!
It's a good concept that I think would be commercially successful if there was demand for a Strida trailer.

Chop! 05-23-12 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by ttakata73 (Post 14260553)
This thing is awesome!
It's a good concept that I think would be commercially successful if there was demand for a Strida trailer.

Well, it would be a way of using up old frame parts, or even just extend the lower rail and add the QR.
I have thought about doing this for a long time, I discussed it with Mark & he kindly donated the bits ;o)

fietsbob 05-23-12 01:07 PM

Hope the mass in the trailer wont torque the handling too much...

Chop! 05-23-12 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 14262484)
Hope the mass in the trailer wont torque the handling too much...

No problems there, I'm not a practicing catholic!

fietsbob 05-23-12 01:14 PM

I shed my 1 wheel BoB, for a 2 wheel trailer,
because I hated the tail wagging the dog feel.

Chop! 05-23-12 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 14262532)
I shed my 1 wheel BoB, for a 2 wheel trailer,
because I hated the tail wagging the dog feel.

I shortened the yoke on my BoB trailer so it fitted a 20" wheel, made it so stiff I carried my daughter in it!
It's no good attaching a BoB trailer with a 26" yoke to a small wheel folder.

jur 05-23-12 05:15 PM

That is ingenious! :thumb:

fietsbob 05-23-12 05:48 PM

Well a Chop! would chop .. I sold my BoB to one of the local Elk hunters.
the expanded steel deck drains well , and they like single wheel behind their MTBs.

2 wheel trailers, 1 the Scottish Carry Freedom City folds flat,
and tows in hand the folded brommy on top.

my 20" wheel Burly flatbed, is bigger ..
can bring my Amp and electric mandolin in its case in it..

Human_Amplifier 05-24-12 07:57 AM

Well done Chop - good 'knife and forking' (or rather single sided wheel mountings to be precise :-)

Chop! 05-24-12 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Human_Amplifier (Post 14265799)
Well done Chop - good 'knife and forking' (or rather single sided wheel mountings to be precise :-)

Tried to e-mail you the pics, the e-mail kept getting returned. I must be on your blacklist! LOL!
I managed to split the tube trying to straighten it after I'd cut a section out of the back (to spread it over the lower frame member) so I'll be getting that repaired & strengthened before I do any serious miles with it. I've ended up using a spacer inside the hitch pipe (behind the spindle bolt) so that the QR is not too close to the tyre.

Weakling 05-25-12 03:03 PM

Chop that is a cool solution indeed. Kudos for sharing it.

Clownbike 05-30-12 11:41 AM

[QUOTE=Chop!;14258057]Here is my new homemade matching Strida trailer I've called a 'Traida'
I made it from some frame parts given to me by Mark Sanders.
I'll be getting it welded and strengthened when I get my GoBike repaired.

Hi Chop -

Nice bit of engineering, and well executed. I see you're still working with the Go. Have you found a parts source? Hopefully all the spares and accessories weren't packed off to the recycler when they folded(pun intended).

Cheers

PS - I was able to get a mudguard mounted to the rear of the Go, but still pondering how to make one work on the front. Have an idea, but don't have the fabbing capabilities available to go beyond a mockup.

Chop! 05-31-12 05:28 AM

[QUOTE=Clownbike;14290314]
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chop! (Post 14258057)
Here is my new homemade matching Strida trailer I've called a 'Traida'
I made it from some frame parts given to me by Mark Sanders.
I'll be getting it welded and strengthened when I get my GoBike repaired.

Hi Chop -

Nice bit of engineering, and well executed. I see you're still working with the Go. Have you found a parts source? Hopefully all the spares and accessories weren't packed off to the recycler when they folded(pun intended).

Cheers

PS - I was able to get a mudguard mounted to the rear of the Go, but still pondering how to make one work on the front. Have an idea, but don't have the fabbing capabilities available to go beyond a mockup.

Hi Clownbike

Nope, sorry, no luck on finding any spares, my mate has cleaned & champfered the damaged faces of my steering stem and a guy is just moving into a local workshop & I'm told he is good at alu & stainless welding.
I'll get him to re-weld my GoBike stem and repair the crack in my 'Traida' hitch and weld in a strengthening piece. Any pics of your mudguard set ups?

Safe riding.

Clownbike 06-03-12 11:58 AM

[QUOTE=Chop!;14293424]
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Originally Posted by Clownbike (Post 14290314)

Hi Clownbike

Nope, sorry, no luck on finding any spares, my mate has cleaned & champfered the damaged faces of my steering stem and a guy is just moving into a local workshop & I'm told he is good at alu & stainless welding.
I'll get him to re-weld my GoBike stem and repair the crack in my 'Traida' hitch and weld in a strengthening piece. Any pics of your mudguard set ups?

Safe riding.

Hi Chop -

Thanks for the reply. Funny how this company and it's products evaporated so quickly, from what I can remember of the pics of their facilities it was quite an operation and they seemed to be well into mass production. Wish you success in your repair.

The only pic I could find is from an old thread. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ect?highlight=. Standard issue Planetbike fenders. The fender stays for the front were anchored to the brake mount points. It worked fairly well, but was a bit wobbly. Have ben thinking of using alloy flat stock for the stays. Would have been nice to have a photo of their OEM fenders as a reference, but never ran across one.


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