How to Make a Pedicab Trailer Hitch Using Car Steering Tie Rod

Introduction: How to Make a Pedicab Trailer Hitch Using Car Steering Tie Rod


A steering tierod has a 360 x 60 degree range of movement and in a pedicab scenario, creates a very strong point of connection rated over 10,000 lbs of static resistance.   I couldn't find a lot of info about this so decided to share my experience of incorporating it into my pedicab trailer project.  

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    Is there anyway you can post the instructions for this somewhere? I'd like to make it and am not a pro on instructable. Looks very useful and a good project.

    Yes, but I find 60 degrees of vertical movement to be more than sufficient.

    Are you not concerned about the vertical movement? (when your bike hits a bump before the trailer does).