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    My new matching trailer for my Strida

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

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    Formidable!

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    Very cool. How does the parcel bin attach?
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttakata73 View Post
    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)
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    Hope the mass in the trailer wont torque the handling too much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Hope the mass in the trailer wont torque the handling too much...
    No problems there, I'm not a practicing catholic!
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    I shed my 1 wheel BoB, for a 2 wheel trailer,
    because I hated the tail wagging the dog feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    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.
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    That is ingenious!

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    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..

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    Well done Chop - good 'knife and forking' (or rather single sided wheel mountings to be precise :-)
    Bicycle - the perfect 'Human Amplifier' For the same energy as walking, goes 4x distance and 4x speed, no sweat ... the new 4x4 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Human_Amplifier View Post
    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.
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    Chop that is a cool solution indeed. Kudos for sharing it.

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    [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.

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    [QUOTE=Clownbike;14290314]
    Quote Originally Posted by Chop! View Post
    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?

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    [QUOTE=Chop!;14293424]
    Quote Originally Posted by Clownbike View Post

    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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