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03-28-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By dayworks

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.
03-03-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By dayworks

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...
08-15-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,317
Posted By dayworks

Here's my latest one in prototype.267513

Here's my latest one in prototype.267513
08-15-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By dayworks

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...
08-09-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By dayworks

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...
08-03-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,348
Posted By dayworks

I carry them like this:265168

I carry them like this:265168
07-18-12, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By dayworks

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...
07-13-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,317
Posted By dayworks

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
07-12-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By dayworks

www.redbiketrailer.com made in USA with recycled...

www.redbiketrailer.com made in USA with recycled materials
05-25-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,354
Posted By dayworks

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.
05-24-12, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,191
Posted By dayworks

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...
05-20-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 154,369
Posted By dayworks

Hauling free logs! www.redbiketrailer.com251330

Hauling free logs! www.redbiketrailer.com251330
05-11-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 154,369
Posted By dayworks

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
04-07-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By dayworks

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.
03-28-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,897
Posted By dayworks

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...
03-07-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By dayworks

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
02-23-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 285,770
Posted By dayworks

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...
12-11-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,994
Posted By dayworks

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?
10-25-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,534
Posted By dayworks

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...
08-01-11, 05:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 82,388
Posted By dayworks

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.
07-09-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By dayworks

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.
04-24-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 72,512
Posted By dayworks

With my trailer carrying - more trailers.199273

With my trailer carrying - more trailers.199273
04-22-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,746
Posted By dayworks

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.
04-13-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By dayworks

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?
04-09-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,795
Posted By dayworks

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...
04-09-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,610
Posted By dayworks

As the Designer/builder I'm biased but I think it...

As the Designer/builder I'm biased but I think it rolls well. It's a little narrow for a two wheel trailer so you have to slow down for corners and such. That was deliberate - I wanted a trailer...
04-08-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,610
Posted By dayworks

www.redbiketrailer.com made in the US with...

www.redbiketrailer.com made in the US with recycled materials
04-06-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By dayworks

I make something that is exactly what you're...

I make something that is exactly what you're asking for you can check it out at www.redbiketrailer.com. Now that i've plugged my product I'll give my two cents. I'm guessing by "tounge" length you...
04-06-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 285,770
Posted By dayworks

here's the nut and a link to the threadlocker

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/900-296?utm_source=googleproducts&utm_medium=cse196698196699
04-04-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 285,770
Posted By dayworks

are they really screws or bolts and nuts? If...

are they really screws or bolts and nuts? If they're bolts and nuts you could try a threadlocker. I'm also fond on nylon locking nuts.
03-31-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By dayworks

thanks

thanks
03-27-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By dayworks

Keep us posted

Corksscrew-

I make the little Red Trailer (www.redbiketrailer.com) so I consider the Nashbar a competitor that lives close to my price point. I've been curious about it for a while but I've never...
03-04-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By dayworks

here's what I do

I make cargo trailers out of recycled materials. In my case I'm making both the frame and the cargo box but i think the principle applies you already have a frame you just need to make a cargo box. ...
02-27-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 285,770
Posted By dayworks

now on Facebook

I've set up a facebook page for the Little Red Trailer. All the current news plus the story of it's ongoing development will be in one spot. Feel free to check it out and comment...
02-15-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,000
Posted By dayworks

A little bit I know

Gareth - I hate to tell you but you may not get a lot of love from Manufacturers with quantities of 10. When I was researching buying wheels direct from factories for my little red trailer the...
02-12-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By dayworks

Gareth- Have you tried Alibaba.com? it's a...

Gareth- Have you tried Alibaba.com? it's a resource for wholesale manufacturers in China and around the world but mostly China. Depending on the age of the article it may be tough to find. There...
02-07-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,554
Posted By dayworks

That looks nice but I don't think you'll be...

That looks nice but I don't think you'll be making it much lighter without going back to the drawingboard. You could start cutting lightening holes in the plywood and I think I see a couple of the...
02-07-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 285,770
Posted By dayworks

rapattack - today it's -9 f windchill - there are...

rapattack - today it's -9 f windchill - there are some stout soal that bike in this weather but I am not one of them.
02-06-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,936
Posted By dayworks

I typically haul about 40 to 60 lbs in my trailer...

I typically haul about 40 to 60 lbs in my trailer (www.redbiketrailer.com) I have carried as much as 120 but that is not pleasant. Almost any trailer will start riding funny at heavier weights. It...
02-06-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 285,770
Posted By dayworks

Thanks for the positive comments - this is the...

Thanks for the positive comments - this is the grim part of the year for the trailers. I'm spending lots of time and money building up inventory with not much chance of selling until it warms up...
02-05-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 82,388
Posted By dayworks

For a while I've been posting to this thread...

For a while I've been posting to this thread about the development of my cottage-industry trailer. It's now a bonafide product you can find out about it here: www.redbiketrailer.com and there was...
02-05-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 285,770
Posted By dayworks

For a while I've been posting to this thread...

For a while I've been posting to this thread about the development of my cottage-industry trailer. It's now a bonafide product you can find out about it here: www.redbiketrailer.com and there was...
01-17-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,877
Posted By dayworks

my two bits

Iíll offer my two bits on the cost issue re the Surley trailer.

Full disclosure - I make and sell trailers you can find out about them here: www.redbiketrailer.com. Clearly I make them on a...
01-17-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,679
Posted By dayworks

one more option for trailer:...

one more option for trailer: www.redbiketrailer.com/index.html
10-28-10, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By dayworks

I just have a length of cable I loop through the...

I just have a length of cable I loop through the frame of the trailer and then that gets looped into the bike lock that's securing the bike. Although I agree with most of the posts that trailers...
10-04-10, 05:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 82,388
Posted By dayworks

that's a good tip

that's a good tip
09-22-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 285,770
Posted By dayworks

I just found out about this company - I like...

I just found out about this company - I like their work. http://www.new.zambikes.org/
09-15-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 72,512
Posted By dayworks

I did a little trip to the post office and then...

I did a little trip to the post office and then Home Depot for some supplies for a job. I was also looking to show off my trailer that I'm making but since it was raining it wasn't exactly the happy...
09-01-10, 06:49 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 285,770
Posted By dayworks

We have product! Here is the latest model of the...

We have product! Here is the latest model of the Little Red trailer. I'm making and selling these locally in Minneapolis USA with recycled materials. Here's what i improved from the previous...
07-23-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 154,369
Posted By dayworks

indoor utility

This is the little trailer I've been making in small batches in Minneapolis. At my real job I was installing a large stage set at the convention center and brought this prototype along to move tools...
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