Tools (borrow from a friend )
-Hacksaw (angle grinder and miter saw optional)
-Powered drill with steel bit, 1' wood bit, Phillips bit
-1" Conduit bender
Materials (acquire at a used building materials store, bike co-op, and construction site dumpster.)
-15' or so of 2x4
-6' or so of 1” diameter conduit
-2 any size bike wheels (front or rear)
-1' of angle iron (bed frame works great)
-busted bike tube
-2 large hose clamps
-heavy duty staples (optional)
Note! you will find there are no exact dimensions in this Instructable - this is not because we didn't measure anything, but rather to let one build the trailer based on its function and to allow one to incorporate materials that may be laying around.
Step 1: The Frame
Step 2: Take your bike wheels and measure the width of each axle from inner nut to inner nut using a caliper tool, ruler, or string. It is important to measure both bike wheel axles as they may differ (a front wheel as compared to a back wheel with a cassette).
Step 3: Space the 2 lateral sets of 2x4s on the left and right of the frame (circled in pic 4) as wide as each wheel axle (pic 3)
Step 4: Cut 2 more 2x4s as as long as the width in between the lateral sets (pic 4).
Step 5: Screw all 2x4s together with 2 screws per joint (pic 5).
Note! Screw the frame from the most inner 2x4's to the outer as to not block the placement of your power drill.