Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Build your own Bike Trailer!

Can't afford a BOB trailer, or an Xtracycle? I happened across this, and thought it would get Clancy's juices flowing in particular.

It's a website with DIY bicycle trailers - made out of plywood, bamboo, conduit, etc. (Click HERE.)

My favorite is the expandable "Bike Camper" built by a "25 year old Chicago youth." Looks to be out of an old Popular Mechanics or something. It also looks eerily like a coffin to me... dunno if I could get comfortable in it, especially with the lids closed during "adverse weather"!

(Most of the trailers look more practical than the camper... it just caught my attention in particular.)

2 comments:

Clancy said...

The wooden trailer w/cooler is a "ratrod bike" friend from Montreal. His blog- http://howtofixbikes.blogspot.com/ has some good info for learning how to adjust bikes with out fancy tools.

Here is a great article I just ran across. http://www.energybulletin.net
/30553.html or http://tinyurl.com/2qjdly

danielo said...

I printed the plans to the bamboo trailer some months back, but committed myself to making it from only FREELY acquired bamboo. Turns out that's harder than I thought it would be. I have nine 4' lengths so far. Donations appreciated.

All the designs are rather simple, once you have a hitch mechanism figured out. The rest just comes down to size and weight.