Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Utility Cycling
Reload this Page >

Request for help to fix trailer safety strap

Utility Cycling Want to haul groceries, beer, maybe even your kids? You don't have to live car free to put your bike to use as a workhorse. Here's the place to share and learn about the bicycle as a utility vehicle.

Request for help to fix trailer safety strap

Reply

Old 03-22-12, 05:47 AM
  #1  
efk22
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Request for help to fix trailer safety strap

The nylon safety strap to attach the kid trailer to my frame has a metal snap at the end. The snap has broken. To replace the snap, the nylon webbing would need to be cut and repaired. Does anybody have any easier suggestions?
efk22 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 09:08 AM
  #2  
crackerdog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Posts: 982

Bikes: xtracycle, electric recumbent, downtube folder and more

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Photo? Check out strapworks.com maybe?
crackerdog is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 03:39 PM
  #3  
badmother
Senior Member
 
badmother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,733
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
Could you use what we call a carabine hook instead? I could imagine if you can cut the metal "ring" that goes into the webbing (sewn in place?) and put a carabiner instead you should be fine? Think we need pix to give the best advice.
badmother is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 06:34 PM
  #4  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 39,005

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6026 Post(s)
something in your hardware store?
Hand sewing is not rocket science.

I got a roll of kevlar reinforced fishing stuff , to sew with.. dang strong..

Last edited by fietsbob; 03-22-12 at 06:54 PM.
fietsbob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-12, 09:22 PM
  #5  
salek
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 103

Bikes: 1984 Takara 490 Challenge

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It is probably a Number 24 snap that you could buy at the appropriate store. Most of the snaps on the gear that I have bought over the last few thousand years is based upon the #24. The Utilikilt Workman uses the #24 snap. When one broke, Utilikilts told me to get the #24 kit for self repair for which I thank them. I bought the hammer/anvil kit from Tandy Leather and started repairing my own stuff. Grethor, I make up stuff now using the #24 snap.
salek is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-12, 05:13 PM
  #6  
ocsawdust
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: costa mesa ca
Posts: 78

Bikes: 85 botteccia, 85 mcmahn tiatainium, 90 something trek clyde, early 70s schwinn tandem single speed, early 90s gary fisher aquila (the daily rider now!)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
just replace it, maybe cut down a dog leash. it doesn't have to be exactly the same.
ocsawdust is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-12, 06:17 PM
  #7  
Bill Kapaun
Senior Member
 
Bill Kapaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
Posts: 10,565

Bikes: 86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 585 Post(s)
Automotive upholstery shop?
Bill Kapaun is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-12, 02:43 PM
  #8  
efk22
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for all the replies. I cut the old hook off the nylon strap with bolt cutters. Then I bought a snap hook from the local hardware store which works perfectly! Thanks again
efk22 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service