Grocery Cart Bike Trailer

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Grocery Cart Bike Trailer

Postby eight433 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:43 am

A buddy of mine who does not drive recently moved from the outskirts of town into the apartments in town to be within walking distance of work, groceries, and all that jazz. So far he has been loving it, although he has been having problems getting groceries home, limited by how much he could carry on his person. I did some Googling on different types of trailers and settled on this. Extremely simple, made from cheap, readily available items (actually, the only thing I did not have on hand was the tote-$12)
My target was to keep it under 30 lbs. Imagine my excitement to find it weighed in at 15! :thumbsup:

It has been suggested I make a few more and sell them. I would consider it if the demand proved to be there. The model I emulated sells for 350. That seems quite unreasonable. I think if I found a source of cheap wheels, I could sell them for 125 and make a comfortable amount. From the engineering phase till completion I have about 6 hours into it.
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Re: Grocery Cart Bike Trailer

Postby Trackstriper » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:59 pm

eight433 wrote: I think if I found a source of cheap wheels, I could sell them for 125 and make a comfortable amount.

Don't know if these are priced right for you:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... +pneumatic

That's a nice rig that you made for your friend, a kind move. :applause:
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Postby razorback » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:21 pm

Great Idea.. Only suggestion or improvement I can think of, would be to make the trailer hold an ice chest. Could come in handy in hot months for items that need to remain cool.
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Postby eight433 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:19 pm

Great Idea razorback, but I've already got that covered, haha
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Postby razorback » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:27 am

You got that all-purpose trailer building thing down pat!!
great trailer for the bike eight433.
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Re: Grocery Cart Bike Trailer

Postby rawhidekid652 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:17 pm

i like the trailer but i need one kinda like it but with wheels and bearings that could handle being pulled by a 49cc scooter
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