i wanted to build a trilor because: i dont drive, im always on my bike, shopping is heavy and i can only carry a little while cycling.
i looked on the internet to see what designs were avalible and what other people have done.
the design i liked best was a simple bamboo design i used most of their idear but made a few alterations with advice from my dad who helped me build this!
Step 1: Next Step
i didnt want to build mine from bamboo, so i decided to use steel, and iron.i used bolts to join it together instead of welding it this is so i can undo the sides to get the wheels off once built.
i used L shape metal for the frame. and bicycle wheels 2 (front) for the wheels the wheels are fixed into a hole drilled for the axle to be bolted too.
i didnt take any mesurements all you see is done by the hope its straight and big enough, im a sucker for mistakes!
i didnt cut the excess of the bolts off because i think they may come in handy for straps or bungies.
Step 2: Next Step
i tryed this frame like this behind a bike and it snaked! witch gave me the impression thats why the A frame would be a good idear.
this was just like building a triangle easy to do but time consumeing.
once the A frame was built i fixed it to the trilor all the way through to the back of the inside bars.
it seemed to give the trailor better steering co-ordination.
the next part was to attach the trailor to the bike i chose to use pipe! (crome or copper is not strong enoug!) i used steel bought from a electricts shop.this goes right the way through to the back bar and out past the A frame centre and keeps going!
but before i attach it i had to bend it into shape. i used pipe benders with a little gentle persuasion i.e. me and dad both swingging of the tool handles it finally bent!
again no mesurements were taken this trailor was built by the hope its gonna fit job!
Step 3: Next Step
this is the way the A frame connects to the pipe. the A frame and the pipe gose to the back bar
Step 4: Next Step
i built the box by useing panneling measured by the trailor lengh its held together by the slacks, screws and bolts. the inner pannels are not finished yet there just there to stop things getting cought in the wheels i want to box the tops off so the wheels are hidden and outta sight. im also going to add a lid with a lock so i can lock away my tools and private items
its coted with a wood stain to help provent it from the weather. hopefuly
Step 5: Next Step
the trailor is attached to my bike by chain and clamps on this picture. but now im useing padlock instead of clamp that way only i can remove the trailor! you may wish to think of another idear? i have an old innertube ovet the pipe to make it more softer to hold like and handle and this helps reduce noise of chains rattling.
Step 6: Finished Almost
almost finished project!
i couldnt have built this without my dads help he was really cool!
i have added some items to my traylor to help free up my bike. these are showen in the picture below i think it gives the traylor some character
Step 7: Final Stage With Changes
all the bodywork remains the same but a few extra items have been added, this is how it will remain. the trailor is strong but slightly heavy like some people thought although i do think its worth the extra weight for the security! i hope you enjoyed this project i know i have..