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Sixty Fiver 09-13-13 03:57 PM

Makes for quite a long load...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...tchschool1.JPG

Reynolds 09-28-13 03:29 PM

My new homemade trailer, Y-Frame Large clone, hauling some wood:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...pse77d7d2d.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...psff6d271b.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...pse14ef618.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps1a7d60e1.jpg

Turbo231 10-09-13 11:30 AM

Can this be trailer "Saved from the Dump" too? :p

I haul bikes and large cargo with a Little Tikes 2-kid trailer. Take off the fabric and you've got a great support frame for a lot of things. However, my old unit, which had seen too much sun anyways, was cracking/breaking, I was gonna have to make a new deck for it...until I found another one at the dump in great shape! Sweet! Moved my extended hitch and wheel/axles over and I'm in business again! Kept the stroller bar on the back, keeps the frame from shaking and being loud when empty.

Here the fabric is 1/2 removed and the stroller wheel is still attached. Fabric was mostly toast anyways, but it protected the plastic deck from the sun.
http://www.butchthecat.com/butch/b35.jpg

All set! Will recycle the old trailer when the snow starts to fly. I stop hauling bikes in the winter and switch to a covered trailer for groceries and such.
http://www.butchthecat.com/butch/b36.jpg

niuoka 11-16-13 07:46 PM

excellent, now I know how to get my canoe down to the river for fishing. Ive talked about doing this and everyone thought I was wacko.

thedragonslayer 11-18-13 12:52 PM

I took apart two trailers and attached them to each other with bolts making a double length trailer, Jerry had already hauled more than 200 pounds with it and bent the axel pin on his bike doing it. The trailer itself held up great.

http://www.bikeforums.net/asset.php?...7&d=1383182742

thedragonslayer 11-18-13 12:58 PM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=351345

warmachine 12-20-13 10:21 AM

I just finished converting the Burley D'lite I got for $20.00 a few months ago.
It didn't include the rain cover and the wind drag that the canvas material caused was mildly irritating, so I thought about converting it into a flatbed.
The plywood deck that I've seen on others' conversion seemed to be easy to implement, but the weight of the plywood didn't inspire me.
I thought about using an aluminum sheet braced with square tubing, but discovered that I could buy a new trailer for the cost of the materials.

As I was walking through a shop, I came across this stuff and realized that I could just weave a floor with it.
It's lightweight, weather resistant, strong, and cheap.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...f/IMG_6907.jpg

Here it is finished, mostly.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...f/IMG_6905.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...f/IMG_6904.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...f/IMG_6906.jpg

The swinging arm in the rear was originally located at the top of the trailer and was used to brace the walls as well as hold up the seat.
I had to cut the arm down a couple of inches since the rails it attached to were wider than it's current location.
I still need to find something to plug the vertical rails that I cut, but it turned out quite well.

I used about 200' of the utility cord to weave the floor at a cost of $6.00, one dremel cutting disc, and a few zip strips.
It turned out to be quite inexpensive.

I weigh a bit over 200lbs and the trailer seems to hold me just fine, so I think that the new trailer will hold up quite well.

djyak 12-20-13 12:28 PM

Looks great! And saved a ton of weight with that cord.

Condorita 12-21-13 05:43 PM

I just got one of these. Got it all set up and took it out for a quick test around the block.

CoachManny 02-05-14 10:51 AM

Lots of great pics!

I just found a Aosom Cargo Trailer for $90 with FREE shipping.

I'm jumping on it!

We ride a lot around town and this would come in great handy on getting groceries and other stuff instead of the massive weight on the back and the bags on the handlebars.

I will come back and post my pic when it's all said and done :-)

Thanks for such great ideas!

Manny

gna 02-20-14 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by warmachine (Post 16346029)
I just finished converting the Burley D'lite I got for $20.00 a few months ago.
It didn't include the rain cover and the wind drag that the canvas material caused was mildly irritating, so I thought about converting it into a flatbed.
The plywood deck that I've seen on others' conversion seemed to be easy to implement, but the weight of the plywood didn't inspire me.
I thought about using an aluminum sheet braced with square tubing, but discovered that I could buy a new trailer for the cost of the materials.

As I was walking through a shop, I came across this stuff and realized that I could just weave a floor with it.
It's lightweight, weather resistant, strong, and cheap.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...f/IMG_6907.jpg

Here it is finished, mostly.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...f/IMG_6905.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...f/IMG_6904.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...f/IMG_6906.jpg

The swinging arm in the rear was originally located at the top of the trailer and was used to brace the walls as well as hold up the seat.
I had to cut the arm down a couple of inches since the rails it attached to were wider than it's current location.
I still need to find something to plug the vertical rails that I cut, but it turned out quite well.

I used about 200' of the utility cord to weave the floor at a cost of $6.00, one dremel cutting disc, and a few zip strips.
It turned out to be quite inexpensive.

I weigh a bit over 200lbs and the trailer seems to hold me just fine, so I think that the new trailer will hold up quite well.

Good idea. I wonder if the nylon webbing they use for lawn chairs would work?
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...uctId=11133103
http://ace.imageg.net/graphics/produ...7084enh-z7.jpg

warmachine 02-24-14 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gna (Post 16513701)
Good idea. I wonder if the nylon webbing they use for lawn chairs would work?
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...uctId=11133103
http://ace.imageg.net/graphics/produ...7084enh-z7.jpg

I don't see why not.

PatrickGSR94 03-12-14 11:57 AM

Wow great ideas with the cord and webbing! I've had it in mind to convert my son's trailer with busted straps into a utility trailer, but was concerned about the added weight of plywood for a deck. I will definitely keep this in mind!

fietsbob 03-12-14 03:38 PM

junk yard for old seatbelt webbing has possibilities ..

Grishnak 03-17-14 08:17 AM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=369295 My single wheel trailer/Raleigh western classic.I need to check the wheel alignment,as its bad over the beach.

jackc846 03-24-14 11:16 AM

I have the same set-up on a retroglide. I also have a rack over the rear wheel.

bluebirdy 05-02-14 05:53 AM

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Here's my home made bicycle trailer, just a suitcase an old 3 wheel stroller chassis and a stainless steel draw bar. It connects to my Birdy with a rose joint and a stainless pin that i turned a groove into which connects with a captive pin in the tow hitch!
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=377797http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=377798http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=377799

Post Script, loaded up the trailer with 28.6kg of shopping today for a 10k section of a 36k ride an all time PB for this set up!

subcinco 05-16-14 05:39 AM

I just added some pics to my bike trailer blog. Check it out at Bike Trailers

Sixty Fiver 05-27-14 06:56 AM

Part of my wife's dowry was the Burley trailer which will be serving as my new mobile shop...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...stbikeday2.JPG

PatrickGSR94 05-27-14 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by subcinco (Post 16763336)
I just added some pics to my bike trailer blog. Check it out at Bike Trailers

Cool stuff, wow 11 years sure is a long hiatus! :)

BIGDCYCLES 06-10-14 04:36 PM

Lots of good info in here. Dumpster scored what will be my frame which used to be a love seat or chaise lounge frame. 1X3 rectangular thin wall tubing, torsionally rigid. Think it is around 2 feet wide an 3.5 feet long. Still debating wheels we will see what I score during city cleanup. Probably be a flatbed to pull behind my xtra or trike once complete.

PatrickGSR94 06-16-14 11:23 AM

So I finally made an attachment to my son's trailer that will allow me to haul groceries or other items!

I wanted it to be easily removable as my son still rides in the trailer sometimes. So with the top cover fabric removed and the frame folded down, I added a piece of 1/2" plywood (doesn't add much weight), which I attach with a couple of hitch pins with cotter pins to the side rails. Then the plastic container is attached with carriage bolts through the plywood, a nut and washer on top of the plywood, then the container, then another washer and wing nut inside the container. I remove the entire plastic box + plywood together as a unit, with no tools needed. I went for the yellow-top box as I figured it would be more visible AND matches the bike! I'd like to put a slow-moving vehicle triangle on the back, but the ones Lowe's carriers are freakin' $20 for a piece of sheet steel with reflective tape on it! No thank you.

My son also loves riding around the neighborhood in the box as well. I don't take him out of the neighborhood in the box, though.

I made a WalMart run last weekend and it worked great, only bad thing was finding a darn place to lock up outside the store.

If I ever need to carry larger items with the trailer like a flat bed, I can remove the plastic box easily with the wing nuts, again no tools required.

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...43217111_n.jpg

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Thulsadoom 06-18-14 05:19 AM

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Here's a couple of pics of my latest flatbed.

-Bought a typical used kiddy trailer with probably less than 5 miles on it for $25 on craigslist.
-removed all canvas and repositioned a few braces
-installed a 3/8 piece of plywood that I had laying around, painted it brown with some left over house paint.
-I bought a new Burley elastomer hitch and installed it on my touring trailer, removed the old one and it installed right on this trailer.
-total investment, maybe $35.
-weight: 18 pounds without plastic tub.http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=387849http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=387850

PatrickGSR94 06-18-14 10:06 PM

Wish I could find a trailer that cheap locally. I saw one the other day and then when I looked the next day it was already gone.

BIGDCYCLES 06-19-14 05:42 AM

They go quick around here as well. See lots of them for close to new prices though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16863621)
Wish I could find a trailer that cheap locally. I saw one the other day and then when I looked the next day it was already gone.



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