Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norwich, Norfolk. UK
Bikes: 2006 Falcon Explorer Hybrid, 2007 Falcon Nomad MTB, 2008 Landrover Visalia Crossover, 2010 Cargo Cycles Senton, 2010 Cargo Cycles Capability, and a 2001 AVD quad pedi-van.
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Originally Posted by BHOFM
I want a real quick hook up and remove thing.
I have the capability of fabricating any and all parts, welding
Give me some pic's and thoughts.
What about something like this with a seat post mount?
Can I assume you have a tube/pipe bending facility for 3/4 inch 16 swg steel tubing?
If so I would go for something like the Oxtail trailer, but a little more advanced in design. http://www.oxtailbicycletrailers.com/videos.html
with the trailer frame made from round tubing: 3/4 X 16 gauge ERW grade mild steel, and the drawbar made from 1 inch X 16 gauge. I would also incorporate fold out cargo side rails that lay flat within trailer's profile for storage, fold to 90 degrees for normal loads, and then fold out to a second position of 180 degrees to create a larger semi skeletal flat bed area for bigger loads.
I am actually considering making a trailer like this within the next month for the Bicycle Polo team that I belong to. We don't have a fixed home court, and sometimes have to cycle several miles around Norwich until we can find a court not already being used. The trailer would haul the spare Mallets, goal posts, tap out gong, and a few tools and spares to keep the team mobile on the court and in play. With a folded out to enlarge flat deck area, I could also haul away any bikes that get damaged during a game; buckled wheels, bent forks, twisted frames. etc. (each of the six of us has trashed at least one polo bike a piece this season). When the game is over and I have returned home, the trailer would be flat packed and along with the team kit, could then all be stored in a holdall ready for the next practice session or match.
Part of my business is the manufacturing of bespoke special purpose bicycle trailers, and for 80-90% of the trailers I make I use this hitch arrangement, using a quick attach industrial ball joint:
Last edited by Gareth; 06-08-11 at 01:21 PM.
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