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So now you're ready to carry around all that heavy shit you've been finding. Like home made furniture made from doors and windows, and scrap metal. One thing that would help is a kickstand for the front of the trailer, as it tends to tip the bike over with its weight. I'll get around to that eventually. Bonne Chance!
 
joshfromga5 years ago
 Wow! i finally found someone else using strollers as a trailer. The front fork hitch is brilliant, btw. much better than the bent piece of metal chair frame i came up with.
I have to agree with both points here. Stroller (push chair) is a great idea for a trailer. Really do like your hitch as I've be looking on here for strong looking ones and this seems the best seen so far. Great work.
dollywild5 years ago
Sorry, I'm dense, but I don't see how the trailer is attached to the extra bike fork. Help? My neighbor's also throw out wonderful stuff.
MN218 (author)  dollywild5 years ago
yep, just a carabiner through a hole in the fork and another hole in the trailer.
dollywild MN2185 years ago
Oh, cool, easy peasy. Thanks for clarifying!
The image of the joint is on the previous page don't feel bad I didn't see it the first time either.
Dearimasu~5 years ago
I'm thinking about making one of these This seems to be the easiest route to me. now to find a cheap used baby stroller. If you wouldn't mind I'd like to ask you a few questions I'm sure it'll help anyone else who wants to make one! Does the stroller need to have such big wheels with spokes I think most of the new ones or any that I'll find these days would have those tiny little Rollerblade/scooter wheels. I see you used the Fork method to attach it to your bike how does that work with the turns does it work well? I'm thinking about using the Seat post as a connection point but I'll need to figure out how to make one. whats the heaviest thing you've used it to carry/move? Can't wait to make this and go find some good garbage!
Whatnot7 years ago
Good that you thought of that security strap, shows intelligence, I think, to realise it can go wrong and you want to be prepared for such.
bigman087 years ago
storlers thought of doing that but i never got a chance to do that i got to of the baby storlers in my yard so i gusee that i will do it now
erichacker7 years ago
Instead of a kickstand perhaps you could mount the old third wheel somewhere towards the front. It wouldn't have to normally be on the ground, but could take weight when the load was heavy. Thanks for the great idea. I'll have to see what I can do with my old jogger now. Peace, Hacker