Picture of Temporary Bicycle Trailer
In this instructable, I'll show you how to make a temporary bicycle trailer out of a sled, a kick scooter , an aluminum bar and a bunch of scrap wood. And some screws, and duct tape.
A bicycle trailer is a two-wheeled cart to hang from your bike, to transport stuff in, for example. But what do I mean with 'temporary'? What I mean is something you make, inculding parts you actually still want to use somewhere else. You build a 'frame', and attach the parts or objects, not damaging them. Then, when you're done, you take it apart again. This way, you can store what you made in a small place and also have less junk in your house.

I'm sixteen, and I live with my family, two parents and three siblings. So it's pretty vital to my survival not to break anyone else's stuff. That's why I disassemble their stuff, use the parts temporarily and assemble it again.

(By Benno Kruit)

Step 1: What you'll need

Picture of What you'll need
To begin with, you'll need:
- a sled
- a kick scooter
- some scrap wood
- an aluminum bar (or other metal, probably has to be kind of strong)
- screws
- duct tape

I used 5 screws, but that's a minimum. You can use more and insert them at various random positions. Feel free to alter my design to fit with your sleds. I accept the fact sleds come in all varieties, and you must make the frame suitable for your own sled.

The metal bar I used was about a meter (3feet) by one and a half centimeters (half an inch) by a millimeter (0.0393700787 inch). It's like a stick, but flat. I had it lying around in my basement. If you don't, good luck finding one.
me and my friend have made trailers for his bike until I got a car. We made a total of 3, 1st one I broke sitting on it (Im not fat im only 120 Lbs! it was that cheap fake wood), 2nd worked great but was big, heavy and bulky, 3rd worked great! we strapped a wheelchair to a bike using a 2nd bike frame that was attached to the seat post. It was a great way to get both of us around. Of course until i got a car!
BearForce16 years ago
A very good idea. Very good directions and informational pictures.
You wrote, "I'm sixteen, and I live with my family, two parents and three siblings. So it's pretty vital to my survival not to break anyone else's stuff." It made me think. I was gonna write a few ways that it could/should be strengthened and improved, but I thought about those two sentences. I changed my mind. Instead, I will say, "Well done." You made it work, and you didn't make anyone mad at you. Good job. Nuf said.
kl0an8 years ago
Ever thought of maybe just adding the sled to an old donor golf cart?? The wheels on this project remind me of golf cart wheels. You can find them at yard sales dirt cheap. The long handle will clear the back wheel and everything and the frame is all metal. Just a thought.
bennokr (author)  kl0an8 years ago
That's a good one. I just used anything within my reach, and as we don't have a golf cart, I used a scooter. If you have a golf cart lying around, that's even better, I guess.
CameronSS8 years ago
Very well done! A good cheap trailer is always good. Ah, for some cash...