So I'm planning on taking a short bicycle tour up Vancouver island this summer, and I think I'll need a trailer.
My plans so far are:
-single 20" BMX wheel at the back.
-90° "L" shaped aluminum extrusion for the frame
-elevated dropouts to keep the center of gravity low
-big rubbermaid bin bolted to the frame
-curved boom that goes up to the seat post
-trail-a-bike style U joint and seatpost clamp
Basically, I plan on jacking the design from 'Tony'strailers'
in the hopes of making my own for less than $100.
Now, my main questions are on the hitch part..
I've seen replacement parts for Trailabike hitches on Sheldon brown
, but all that hardware would run me $57 USD plus shipping/taxes/duty. Similarly, buying a used trailabike in town costs about $100.
Does anyone know of any good small U-joints for cheaper?
I'm thinking about hitting a snowblower repair shop to see if they have anything.
As well, do any of you have any ideas for a custom clamp? I'm thinking about cannabalizing a mountain bike stem from my local bike co-op.
I'd appreciate any creative input here =D
...and if you've ever made a single wheeled trailer, post pics here!