Bicycle Tear trailer build

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Bicycle Tear trailer build

Postby D.J. » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:06 pm

This is a link to the motokruisers site . It describes my build of a teardrop trailer for my bike .

The site no longer exists .

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Postby EZ » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:26 pm

DJ, that is really cool and looks great. What are you planning to haul?

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Postby D.J. » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:12 pm

Thank you for your comments Ed . It is large enough to carry my lawn chair , beach umbrella , small cooler , tools , fishing gear , picnic basket and air mattress .......D.J.
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Postby ARKPAT » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:20 pm

D.J. I have thought about the same thing when Teardropping camping to be able to biking up a trail and or fish. The perfect addition to Teardropping Camp-in.

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Good job on the build of the trailer for the bike. I will be interested in seeing how you do your hitch and tongue for the trailer.

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Postby D.J. » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:54 pm

The bike mount is 1.5" angle iron cut up and welded . The connection on the end of the arm is a heim joint with spacers added for clearance .

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The connecting arm attaches to the bottom of the trailer with three bolts . The arm is a piece of conduit with a hardwood dowel jammed in to one end to support the bolt holes and a nut brazed in at the other end for the heim joint .

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I built it with an extension arm so I could fasten it at two points . I can't seem to take a good picture of the attached mount .

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Postby ARKPAT » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:41 am

D.J. Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:54 pm Post subject:

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The bike mount is 1.5" angle iron cut up and welded . The connection on the end of the arm is a heim joint with spacers added for clearance .



The connecting arm attaches to the bottom of the trailer with three bolts . The arm is a piece of conduit with a hardwood dowel jammed in to one end to support the bolt holes and a nut brazed in at the other end for the heim joint .



I built it with an extension arm so I could fasten it at two points . I can't seem to take a good picture of the attached mount .




Thanks that helps with good pictures of detail. I did not know if you used the hitch at the axel or at the seat post. You gave me a good place to start. I have 26" wheels from an old bike as doner's

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Postby jay » Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:46 am

since it is "teardrop- connected" could we get some poop on the bike motor? very cool rig!
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Postby D.J. » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:09 am

The motor is a 48cc made in China . Go to eBay and look under bicycle motor . This site will tell you all you want to know .

http://motorbicycling.com/

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Postby lcurrie » Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:49 pm

DJ,

This is SWEET!

I took a baby stroller/trailer and modified it to use with my bike - took off all the canvas, built up the sides using PVC pipe and mesh. It's functional but not nearly as fashionable.

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Postby tonyj » Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:03 pm

You're going to have a hard time finding a teeny tiny air conditioner to cool that unit. And it won't be too bad for sleeping, if you don't mind folding yourself into thirds!:lol:

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Postby Gerdo » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:19 pm

That is one cool little TD.
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Postby D.J. » Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:29 pm

Thank you for your kind comments people . I went for a long ride today and the trailer worked great .

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Postby S. Heisley » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:51 pm

Owners get upset when someone calls their teardrop cute; but, that bicycle tear really is cute! Great looking, too! :thumbsup:

Thanks for sharing! :applause:
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Re: Bicycle Tear trailer build

Postby the pvc bike guy » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:55 pm

D.J. wrote:This is a link to the motokruisers site . It describes my build of a teardrop trailer for my bike .

The site no longer exists .

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It's a shame you did not show how you built it here due to the other site is gone :(
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