Re: NANFA-- FL trip pictorial

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 24 Jan 2002 10:39:17 -0600

> an enthusiastic bike rider lives down the street from me and he uses a
> small trailer > rear axle. it'll hold up to 125 pounds.

Before I had my drivers license I had turned my ten speed into a serious
moutain bike. Luckily the town dump was down the road and I had endless
supply of bike parts. I then constructed a hitch out of heavy duty rack that
just sits over the rear tire of the bike. To this I attached a 2 foot by 2
foot by four foot trailer made mostly of 2X4s and plywood and two large
floation bike tires. It worked amazingly well, the trailer itself probably
weighed 50 pounds. Empty I didn't even feel it behind the bike. I could load
it with fire wood and pedal up ditch banks with four inchs of snow. I guess
it helped I had really good gearing, I could pedal through water up to the
top bar on the frame with no trailer. But once on pavement I could get the
load moving along just fine. Long hills were a bit rough, and stopping could
be hard. If anyone is interested ( and doesnt care to look a bit odd) I can
send detailed instructions to build the magic trailer.


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