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    Noglider's right I don't think you could get the...

    Noglider's right I don't think you could get the laundry line that taut. BTW where can I get the wheels and the axle too hold that kind of weight? That would be handy to know.
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    With the trailers I make I offer a locking cable...

    With the trailers I make I offer a locking cable as an accessory. It's a simple 3/16" steel cable looped at both ends. You choke one end around the frame of the trailer and send the other one...
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    Here's my latest one in prototype.267513

    Here's my latest one in prototype.267513
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    I've done the Road-train thing. As noted earlier...

    I've done the Road-train thing. As noted earlier they're awkward and they would only be more so if they got longer. I imagine there utility would be like the real road trains in Australia - if you...
  5. I agree with you and most everybody else who has...

    I agree with you and most everybody else who has responded. You want a trailer. I actually make them and you can check out mine at www.redbiketrailer.com. however I designed mine the needs of a...
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    I carry them like this:265168

    I carry them like this:265168
  7. Sounds like a plan to me although pay careful...

    Sounds like a plan to me although pay careful attention to the attachment. Most kid trailers attach to the chain stay and if you're already having trouble with heel strike to me it sounds like...
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    Here's one I've been making for years. It's held...

    Here's one I've been making for years. It's held up well and can even twist in the middle unlike regular u-joints. You can see more at www.redbiketrailer.com261246
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    www.redbiketrailer.com made in USA with recycled...

    www.redbiketrailer.com made in USA with recycled materials
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    You could get a thin piece of plywood the roughly...

    You could get a thin piece of plywood the roughly the same size as the pizza box and then bungee them to a rear rack. The plywood will reinforce the box and keep if from collapsing.
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    I'd want to reinforce the holes you're zip tying...

    I'd want to reinforce the holes you're zip tying through. Maybe with a piece of AL strap which is in turn pop riveted to the coroplast (with backing washers) Bottom line is you want to distribute...
  12. Sticky: Hauling free logs! www.redbiketrailer.com251330

    Hauling free logs! www.redbiketrailer.com251330
  13. Sticky: This is SOOOOO much better than hanging the...

    This is SOOOOO much better than hanging the bowling ball bag off the handlebars. www.redbiketrailer.com249673
  14. I would add that you should make sure you're...

    I would add that you should make sure you're using a hardwood dowel like oak or rock maple.
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    not really practical

    There's no getting around the wind on this one. Even flat it's a little dicey. We get a lot of out of the blue gusts around here so even a calm day is no guarantee that I'll be safe. A person and a...
  16. Thread: Grocery Cart

    by dayworks
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    I once made a trailer with a plastic top it...

    I once made a trailer with a plastic top it didn't have hasps but it was lockable. I got it from www.uline.com240474
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    Sticky: I got an inquiry to build a custom trailer to...

    I got an inquiry to build a custom trailer to haul a 9’ long surfing board. Fine and good until the person tells me they’re worried about turbulence from passing semis on the freeway affecting his...
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    it is me or is the drawbar supposed to be...

    it is me or is the drawbar supposed to be horizontal not vertical like in the picture? Also I'm curious how long did it take to put together?
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    When I was developing the cargo trailer I'm...

    When I was developing the cargo trailer I'm currently selling I made one like this. It actually worked pretty well but I didn't go with these wheels because they were ungainly - it might be just the...
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    Sticky: the answer is: 2) No, the wheel will be plenty...

    the answer is: 2) No, the wheel will be plenty strong without the hand rail. The hand rail is purely functional and not structural.
  21. That's pretty common practice over here - you do...

    That's pretty common practice over here - you do need to be a little careful though.
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    Sticky: With my trailer carrying - more trailers.199273

    With my trailer carrying - more trailers.199273
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    The Wald folding panniers baskets work well for a...

    The Wald folding panniers baskets work well for a lot of people and of course I'm fond of trailers because i make them.
  24. Thread: "Mule" setup?

    by dayworks
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    I'm agreeing with the center of gravity comments...

    I'm agreeing with the center of gravity comments - maybe if you hung some container off and below the pipe to get the weight lower?
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    bravo

    Nice work! - as was said earlier it's super strong and shouldn't give you any problems for a while. I'd keep an eye on that air coupling. I like that it does double duty, it's a quick-disconnect...
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