We stay in Yuma, Arizona for 5 to 6 months of the year and a bicycle is a major mode of transportation. However is does not work when I need to get water, do the laundry, get propane or haul the recycle stuff. Now none of these trip are far, it is just the items are to heavy or bulky to carry on the bike so I was forced to use my car. I started looking around swap meets, flea markets and goodwill stores for something I could build a cart out of. I was able to get all of my components and only spent $20.00, which included some brand new hardware.
1 - Golf pull cart - used
1 - Large metal basket - used
2 - Air filled tires and rims - used
4 - Pieces of 1" flat iron - New
4 - Small bolts and locking nuts - New
2 - Square U-botls - used
1- Nut and bolt for the hitch.
The first thing I did was take off the original wheels that were on the golf cart and replaced them with two larger air filled tires and rims. I then removed the brackets from the golf cart that held on the golf bag. This left me with a bare frame. I mounted the basket on the frame of the golf cart using the flat iron and nuts and bolts. This was done by drilling out holes through the flat iron and frame. The flat iron hold the basket to the frame very firmly, but it had no support side to side. I snooped through my hardware and found two 6" U-bolts. I bolt them to the wheel supports of the golf cart and then zip tied the tops to the basket. I took off the hand grop on the golf cart and drilled a hole through the handle. It now attaches to my bike with a eye bolt and nut. The golf cart handle is adjustable so it is easy to get the cart level. It is now very steady and will haul 60 pounds of water. It works like a charm, was easy to built , and cost next to nothing. I am sure it will have many uses. See the photos. Any questions, please just email me. Thanks.
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