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Jogging stroller / bike trailer hack / conversion

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This instructable will explain how to convert a jogging stroller into a bike trailer for small children, while still allowing the freedom of using it as a jogging stroller.

 
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Step 1: Obtain supplies

Supplies:

1 jogging stroller (found free or cheap at yard sale)

13 hex bolts

13 nuts

13 locking washers

plenty of washers for spaces as needed

1 hitch pin with r clip

1 caster wheel with flat four bolt pattern (check out the bolt pattern on your bike before buying and use existing holes)

L-frame steel with pre-drilled holes (length will be varied due to bike size and stroller construction, I used about 7.5 feet or two four foot poles)

bike to attach trailer to

Tools:

wrench set

angle grinder (or hack saw)

screwdrivers

drill with bits (as needed)

Step 3: Position stroller behind bike

With the stroller positioned about 10-12 inches behind bike plan the structure of the frame

Pointers:

-the frame needs to attach to the left side of the bike so the frame needs to come off of the left side of the trailer

-the frame cannot go straight back due to taking corners, plan on the frame coming off the bike at an angle then straight back to the stroller/trailer

-any wide angles should be supported with adjacent framing

-with bike lined up with stroller notice if point of attachment is even, higher or lower than the bike frame

-my point of attachment was below the stroller frame so I bolted my trailer frame underneath the stroller

-the newly added trailer frame needs to be level with the bike point of attachment to allow for the third center wheel of the stroller to come in contact with the ground while is stands by itself

-if the new frame is higher or lower than the bike attachment the frame will bend under pressure of the passengers

Step 4: Make trailer frame

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-cut steel at needed lengths

-add supporting framework at large angles (as seen in pictures)

-too attach supporting framework cut down the spine of the 'L' and insert over main frame then secure with bolt/washer on top and locking washer/nut underneath

-smooth any rough edges to prevent injuries while walking by

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doodlecraft2 months ago

Wow, that's super cool! :)

kbc22 months ago
nicely done. i think i can bypass my "honey do" list to attempt this idea. have some high grade aluminum in the garage that should do the trick. realy like the caster idead for the hitch point.
Fikjast Scott2 months ago

well done, I like the cross brace.

Nicola2832 months ago

What an awesome idea!

baecker032 months ago
I was thinking about an idea for such a thing, but you might really want to consider reworking the design with properly designed harnessing and roll prevention and a cage as well