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Thickness for wheel mounting brackets.

Old 01-21-13, 11:30 PM
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Thickness for wheel mounting brackets.

https://catalog.lib.fit.edu/Summon/R...ions_076834841

"The brackets are flat 10-gauge steel plates, with three bolt holes and a slot to receive the bicycle wheel axle."


This abstract describes this sort of bracket being used for wood carts and repurposed wheels. Will 10 gauge, (9/64") thick steel plate be thick and rugged enough for a touring trailer? The frame will be 1" X 1/8" Aluminum angle which could be doubled-up for the surface of the steel plate.
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Old 01-22-13, 01:03 AM
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Not a trailer application, but on the drop outs I've done myself on some of my hack and weld jobs I've used 3/16" to 1/4" plate steel, either soft easy weld stock or stainless. Going thicker on the soft stuff and going down to the thinner 3/16 on the stainless which is harder stuff. YMMV but that is what I've done but I tend to overbuild when it doubt.

On a side note angle iron wouldn't be my first choice. I prefer tubing specifically thin wall (0.060"-0.065") square tubing mainly because its easier to cut and weld and get things straight then round tubing.

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I used 1" x 1/8" angle and it worked OK:



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BTW, 10 gage is a thickness standard.
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I would feel comfortable with a light-duty trailer using 16-gauge (one intended for under 200 lbs), assuming that we're talking about supporting both sides of the wheel. 10-gauge is certainly more than heavy enough. (For those that are not aware, descending gauge #'s are thicker, 16 is thinner than 10)
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10 gauge is 3.42mm, 1/8" is 3.17mm. That's strong enough.
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