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Cheap china suspension type bob trailer wheel upgrade

Old 07-02-15, 02:40 PM
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Cheap china suspension type bob trailer wheel upgrade

hello everyone, i finally finished upgrading the wheel on my cheap china bob type trailer. heres the unboxing review post i did.

https://www.bikeforums.net/utility-cy...e-trailer.html

i still like the trailer the steel frame dosnt bother me but what did bother me was the quick release wheel included it would loosen up on long bicycle rides. the solution i thought of was to put on a bolt-on wheel. after the parts arrived i tried to put the wheel on the hub width on the included wheel was way narrow than the wheel ordered upgrade went on hold till i can figure out what to do. fast forward to today i was moving the trailer around and saw if i swap the suspension forks side to side i get a wider hub width to my amazement it worked. i only needed to make wider a 3/8 washer on each side fit perfect. attached are pics of finished upgrade.

wheel used: 16in Juvenile (ISO Diameter 305), WHL FT 16x1.75 ALY SL 36 ALY BO 3/8 SL 14g, upc 072774668984

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if your having trouble finding bicycle axle connector nuts i have found them on ebay. after bought check the bicycle axle nuts with standard 3/8 axle. i have found some internal threading can be too big.

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well, I like it! is there still room under the fender if the suspension is fully compressed?
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the fender is only attached with a single metal fender mount that will bend up if the wheel bottoms out. the trailer is rated for 75lbs. using the grocery store produce dept scales i load the trailer up and havent had any problems with the fender.

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I took the bearing number off of the cheap, loose bearings that came in the factory wheel. Then found a pair of double sealed bearings on eBay for $4.20 w/shipping. Wheel problem solved.

A 14 gal plastic tote fits great. I usually use the bag that came with it, but there's those times......... Especially taking trash to the dumpsters.
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Originally Posted by gregjones View Post
I took the bearing number off of the cheap, loose bearings that came in the factory wheel. Then found a pair of double sealed bearings on eBay for $4.20 w/shipping. Wheel problem solved.
The wheel that came with my trailer has precision bearings with the metal sides no seals. the axle is completely non-standard with center forged spacers for the bearings thats why i decided to just get a new wheel. lucky for me the find of swapping the forks side to side didnt make the wheel change attempt not a waste of money.

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