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Old 10-09-13, 09:58 AM   #1
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DIY bike trailer hitch for recumbent delta trike

I made a trailer "hitch" for my E3 SX from two aluminum flat bars purchased from Home Depot (this item: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bol...4690/100337476)

First I bent a 7 1/2 inch 90 degree bend in each bar. Then I drilled two holes so that each bar could be attached to the two anchor points on each side of the top portion of the rear axle housing.

Then I bend another 90 degree angle at 2 5/8 inches from the first bend so that each bar turned toward the middle of the rear of the bike, and the remainder of the bar stuck out the back end. I cut the remainder so that it didn't stick out past the basket.

Then I drilled a hole in the end of both bars to attach the bike trailer receiver. I also drilled a hole near the edge of the second bend to use a screw to keep the two bars pressed together if I remove the trail hitch for any reason.

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Old 10-11-13, 10:23 AM   #2
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Got a chance to try it out this morning - worked perfectly:

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Old 12-22-14, 11:36 AM   #3
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How difficult was it to make the hitch 'cause I'm going to be getting a Sun EZ-3 delta trike in the near future & I would like to use a trailer w/ it & this is the best adaptation that I have been able to find.
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Old 12-23-14, 05:55 PM   #4
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Love that trike,




Still working on my Hitch set up..
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