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  • samfelis commented on samfelis's instructable Single Wheeled Bike Trailer7 months ago
    Single Wheeled Bike Trailer

    Unfortunately, I didn't really think out as much as I should have with regards to the height; what I ended up with was the result of a lucky break.Thinking back on it, though, I imagine if there's a height differential, you could adjust the bend of the arms (on the rear triangle of the junker bike) such that they meet the trailer either higher or lower where it connects. You could also adjust the height of the vertical pieces such that the triangle is still vertical, but the trailer is at the height you want it.As for rotation, it attaches to the bike at the rear braze-ons and is screwed in, so it's pretty much an extension of the bike frame. It does rotate where it connects with the trailer (see step 8 and the first picture of step 9). I used a length of the seat post (from the junk...see more »Unfortunately, I didn't really think out as much as I should have with regards to the height; what I ended up with was the result of a lucky break.Thinking back on it, though, I imagine if there's a height differential, you could adjust the bend of the arms (on the rear triangle of the junker bike) such that they meet the trailer either higher or lower where it connects. You could also adjust the height of the vertical pieces such that the triangle is still vertical, but the trailer is at the height you want it.As for rotation, it attaches to the bike at the rear braze-ons and is screwed in, so it's pretty much an extension of the bike frame. It does rotate where it connects with the trailer (see step 8 and the first picture of step 9). I used a length of the seat post (from the junker bike) so that it would fit between the top and bottom frames of the trailer. It's around this post that the head tube pivots. (The seat post is brazed to the trailer; the head tube is not -- it was brazed to the rear triangle and floats on the seat post...if that makes sense.)Good luck with your build; post pictures when you're done!

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