Intro: BIKE CHARRIOT Mark I. Aka Bike Pooling Device.
Bicycling Commuting is a growing trend but some times the twist between car to bike its not as easy as you thought. Some hurdles pop out in the process,For instance. when my lovely wife just cant ride bike for fear or some other issues, well I had to ride with the company of my kids and wife stays home with my toddler boy.Missing all the fun we could spend together.When shopping I had to carry heavy bags and that tottally pissed me off.. That´s why I decided to sort some kind of solution to this struggle.
After all it's time to use a lot of "junk" In my Backyard.
Step 1: Cleaning My Backyard.
Organizing my backyard I found some old bicycles parts that I refused to throw away. Instead I used to make a trailer. That´s when all this crazy adventure began.
Two 16" bike wheels.
Iron angle profile.
Strong zip Ties.
Step 2: Making the Charriot / Trailer.
I used two steel bike wheels of 16 " attached to a central axis made of a steel pipe in each point is attached the skewer / axle of each wheel. Then this central base is welded to a frame , I used a frame from a small door.whuch had a steel web strongly enough to support weight. Then I welded a steel pipe where is the handlebars.Then I welded an horizontal pipe attached to the hitch that connects the trailer with the bike.
Once the trailer was finished , I saw the oppurtunity of install a plastic cage / basket , that used the space between the trailer and the bike.
Step 3: THE HITCH
I passed a lot of sleepless nights guessing how in the name of the lord I´ll attach my trailer to my Grannys Bike. Finnally I found a strong steel Barend from my former Mountain bicycle. I cutted with a hacksaw where begins to bend, I put the longest part of the pipe inside a bigger steel pipe and then in the horizonntal trailer pipe. I holed through the three steel pipes, and attached qith a strong Bolt.
Step 4: Aftermath.
Joy, laughs, and no more gym bills. The first days some people laugh, others support my crazy idea with "Bravos" and hoorays. I used it every day from morning to night. To do the shopping, take my lovely wife to her job, pick my toddler from the kindergarden.Anyway I just to make to my kids a better world to live I hope this become trendy in my community.I hope you liked it. Let me know how do you like it or not please comment.