392Views8Replies

Author Options:

Im wanting to attach a trailer to my mountain bike. Answered

Id like to set it up as if it was on car trailer hitch.Centered on the rear of the bike.Id like to have it supported on both sides of the frame.Anyone have any suggestions? I dont have any welding skills or equipment.

Discussions

0
None
frollard

Best Answer 7 years ago

The best way is with a universal joint -- it allows pan and tilt but not roll.

Example:
http://biketrailerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/IMG_0374_1_11.jpg

This can attach to any part of the back of the bike. If it attaches to the frame near the fork, then the swing-arm will have to be slightly curved to allow the bike to turn corners and not skid the tire against the arm.

You don't want to attach the trailer to both sides of the bike frame- you won't be able to corner/lean properly.

0
None
deslok03frollard

Answer 7 years ago

My thinking was to have something like an eye bolt sticking out from the rear and another from the trailer tow bar.I thought it would provide more freedom of side to side motion.(and thx for the fast reply)

0
None
frollarddeslok03

Answer 7 years ago

depends on if your trailer can tip over by itself. Yes 2 eyebolts interlocked would definitely work, but if the trailer can tip (only has 1 wheel) it needs the stability from the rider.

0
None
deslok03frollard

Answer 7 years ago

It will be a two wheeled trailer.Also have ideas for a 4 wheeled trailer.Hopefully ,tipping wont be much of an issue.lol
thanx again for the input.

0
None
rickharris

7 years ago

>>>>>> Look to your right.

A lot of commercial ones use a coil spring to give a flexible connection.

0
None
deslok03rickharris

Answer 7 years ago

thank you the reply.although the ad to the reight was a bit too commercial.
i doubt my mountain bike would be able to handle the weight of most of those.