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    Super Biker Mtn Mike's Avatar
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    bike trailer do-it-yourself plans

    Anyone know where to get plans for a do it yourself trailer? A search of the forums didn't find any threads on this. I want a trailer, but cant see paying $300-400 for something to be used for commuting. Thanks.

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    Look at pictures of BOB and other trailers to see how they've done it and then draw your own plans. If there is a store that stocks them, you could even measure one out.
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    Design wise the only real problem is the hitch and arm. I was tempted to self build but ended up buying a cheap cargo trailer (around £100 sterling) that's not wonderfully constructed but suits my needs.
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    Yak, the people who make the B.O.B. trailer, sell the qr axle and yoke as seperate pieces, I think they wanted around $60.00 for both of them. Look up their web site.
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    Thanks for the info guys. Very helpful.

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