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The CSA / Compost Bike Trailer project addresses the underutilized potential of the bicycle as a cargo carrying transportation device in the urban lan...
Here's the plan of how to assemble the trailer. Also included is he shopping list which is around $150. However, if you decide to skip on the paint jo...
This part holds the buckets in place. Cut the plywood to appropriate size and drill 6 holes on each side for the threaded rod. The way we measured ev...
We decided to sink the nuts into the wood on the 4 small pieces on the ends. The way you do it is by drilling a slightly larger hold on top of the one...
This step is optional but it will prevent the wood from rotting and make the trailer last much longer. In this case we put on 1 coat of primer and 2 c...
Cut and bend the conduit into this shape using conduit bender. The curve on the right should be about the curve of a bicycle wheel. Trace a wheel on t...
Cut the 8020 metal to appropriate size, drill 4 holes into it and bolt it to the bottom of the trailer. Make sure there is a little bit of metal stick...
Attach the conduit with 2 bolts. Remember, the shorter end is the one that is getting attached to the trailer.
Place the thing Steel tube (which is going to be the axle) into the slot of 8020 metal and bolt it to the bottom of the trailer with long thin bolts. ...
Put on the wheel and mark spots on each side of it to drill. Put the pins into the resulting holds to hold the wheels in place.
This is the means of attaching the trailer to your bike. Plug the end of the conduit with a cork or a sliced up piece of hose you got. The bolt that ...
Put in the eye bolts, 3 on each side. Make sure they are in the center of each slot that holds the bucket + milk crate.
This step is pretty straightforward. Drill a hole in the plywood where you want the kickstand to go and bolt it on. We decided to put it on the side s...
Put on the wheels. Put on, paint and stencil the side panels (optional). Get 2 foot bungees (6 of them) to hold the crates in place.
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Posted:May 8, 2011
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