Bicycle Trailer Hitch - Quick Release Hose Coupling.

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Introduction: Bicycle Trailer Hitch - Quick Release Hose Coupling.

I saw this design on a folding bike and thought it awesome. I used to hitch my bike trailers with a lashed inner tube, but this is faster and more convenient. Works very nicely.

Step 1: Obtain Necessary Hose and Pneumatic Release Components.

1 x male 3/8"
1 x female 3/8"
1 x 3/8" threaded coupling.
hose to fit tight on 3/8"
2 x hoseclamps

Step 2: Place Hose Over Pneumatic Fitting

screwing it on worked well.

Step 3: Secure With Hose Clamp


Step 4: Same for Both Male and Female Coupling


Step 5: Drill Hose in Appropriate Places for Attaching to Frame


Step 6: Make Frame Attachment (on Pannier Rack)


Step 7: Attach Hose to Pannier Rack

lock nuts!

Step 8: Attach Hose to Trailer Handle

PRETTY SELF EXPLANATORY THIS ONE...

Step 9: Ride Happily Away to the Store to Carry Buckets of Stuff.


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    Would this set up , work on a trailer that has 20 inch bmx wheels mounted in bike suspension forks , and where the actual bike trailer frame is just below the level of the rear bike rack.

    Why does my trailer sway from side to side behind my bike?

    I found out that I had the wheels in the center of the trailer, causing it to be almost perfectly balanced. This was causing it to sway from side to side. I moved the wheels farther back, putting more weight on the tongue. This solved my problem.

    Just wanted to help here and say that , in step 4 and 5, if you were to clamp the area to be drilled flat with something it would be alot easier to drill :)

    this is a great idea. I know more than a hand full of folks that have been trying to figure out alternative hitch ideas,. thanks for the post..


    also if you had any idea what happened after i read this <3

    Can you show or explain how you used to hitch with a lashed innertube?

    I've been working along the same vein, i'll have to post how i built my hitches, here's pictures, on my second trailer i used a 3/8" drive rachet u- joint instead of a hose, way less surging than the hose.

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    I like that!! Just go to Harbor freight and pick a cheepee up!