Intro: Bike Trailer
a diy weld free and cheap bike trailer wich can be made for Â£10!!
Step 1: Step 1
This is the hard part of makeing the trailer "if you only have a hand saw and you are 13 years of age" but any way moveing on you will need too cut...
7 30inc lenths of 2x1 timber "FOR THE MAIN FRAME"
4 4inc lenths of 2inc flat metal bar "WHEEL BRACES"
and lie them out in place like on the pic below.
Step 2: Step 3
now you will need to start to screw it together and bolt the wheel braces on "I used wood screws for my trailer but you could nail it together but I would not recormend it !! same for the wheels braces if you dont have any bolts i would not recormend nails but screws would be ok but bolts are the best for that job !
BEFOR YOU BUT THE WHEELS BRACES ON FIT THE WHEELS to them ANY SIZE wheels WILL DO AS LONG AS THAY ARE THE SAME !!
Step 3: Step 3
Right now that you have done all of that i will say this now "" I DO NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU AND YOUR TRAILER IF YOU HURT YOUR SELF WHILST BUILDING THIS TRAILER OR USEING IT IT IS NOT MY PROBLEM YOU ARE RESPONSABLE FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR TRAILER IF IT SNAPS IN HALF IN THE RUSH HOUR TRAFIC ITS NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY YOU USE AND MAKE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!""
moveing on now will be the best time to paint your trailer if you want too but you will now need to start makeing the draw bar a.k.a the meatle bit on the front of the trailer the meatle that i used was 1 inch wide roof bar "it is used to hold tin roofs down and roof timbers down" but any old thing will do even wood but metal is the strong its best off screwed on to the timber frame or bolts woud be good it you have that many. bolt it to geather in the middle where it joins
Step 4: Step 4
The hich. now i used a rally chain gard off my grandads bike but any old flat meatal will do. you need to get a eye bolt and bolt it on to your chain gard/flat bit of meatl then but it on the thing that holds you bike wheels on "I'm Not responsable if your is not strong enough to hold the weight of your trailer" like on the pics below to hich the trailer up you will need a chain link like on 1 of the pics below its so easy to do
Step 5: Step 5
finishing off put reflecters on it !! and a light you will also need to put a base of some sort on it like I used mesh put wood would do screw in eyes to hold things on and a tool box for break downs and last but not least some crods to hold your cargo down ! if you bild one i would love to see some pics please levave me a comment and i'll give you my e-mail NO SPAM PLEASE !!!!
Good luck !