Author Topic: And I shall call it: Frankentrailer!  (Read 3511 times)

Thegoblinchief

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And I shall call it: Frankentrailer!
« on: March 20, 2014, 04:03:43 PM »
Version 1 of my 3 kid bike trailer mod. Used scrap wood and deck screws to build a brace, seat, and then a plywood back. Not pretty but it's functional and way better than having to use the minivan more than absolutely necessary!

Intend this as proof-of-concept but it works great once I replace the board holding up the plywood with a short piece of angle iron instead, since the pine keeps cracking with the wind tension.

oldladystache

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Re: And I shall call it: Frankentrailer!
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 04:22:06 PM »
You'd better hope those kids don't grow.

Thegoblinchief

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Re: And I shall call it: Frankentrailer!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 05:32:45 PM »
You'd better hope those kids don't grow.

That is when the oldest gets a multiple speed bike and/or we get a second trailer and do a train.

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Re: And I shall call it: Frankentrailer!
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 07:34:16 PM »
That looks awesome!

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Re: And I shall call it: Frankentrailer!
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 07:56:15 PM »
Cool! Your (adorable) goblins look very pleased with their new set up!

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Re: And I shall call it: Frankentrailer!
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 09:05:09 PM »
Biked over to my sister's house for dinner. Despite my wife's car being available for the return trip (she met us there after work), my two girls asked to ride with Daddy "so they could see the stars".

Not many stars to see in city, but that was nice :)

Now that I've got a few long rides down, having that much weight behind me obviously incurs a penalty getting started and going uphill, but the sheer inertia buildup actually has me going faster when the grade is neutral.