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Old 11-14-07, 10:19 PM
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Exclamation Sneak preview of CYCLOPS my one wheel trailer under development!

...check it out right -=>HERE<=-

feedback would be much appreciated
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looks like what a local frame builder is advertising on CL:

http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/bik/473499152.html
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Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
feedback would be much appreciated
What is the benefit of the single wheel setup vs. a more traditional side-by-side 2 wheeled design?
Could it be made lighter?
How will the plastic tote attach to the trailer frame?
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• What is the benefit of the single wheel setup vs. a more traditional side-by-side 2 wheeled design?
Lower rolling resistance of one wheel Vs two, potential for extremely low drag with the right cargo box(perfect match for a recumbent), more stable over rough terrain as it can't roll over like a 2 wheel trailer, can get through narrower gaps.

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• Could it be made lighter?
Yes, as light as you want.... with enough $$$ you could build a monocoq carbon fibre chassis that weighs virtually nothing. In aluminum you could get a very nice strength/weight/cost ratio.

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• How will the plastic tote attach to the trailer frame?
All will be revealed....

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Old 11-17-07, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
...check it out right -=>HERE<=-

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Nice I am very interested in this project. Is there going to be more info on how you are going to attach it to the bike?
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Nice I am very interested in this project. Is there going to be more info on how you are going to attach it to the bike?
Sure, how much detail would you like?

I have two ideas for the attachment. I'm building one now, but I'll have to build another trailer to try out the other idea as it involves a major change to the trailer chassis. I have enough bits to build the second trailer as a 26" wheeled all-terrain trailer, maybe incorporate suspension If I can find a full suspension bike to cannibalise.
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