After riding a few miles to my friends house and having to were a huge backpack to fit all my stuff in and having to ride my uni because I couldnt carry it on my bike I decided to make a trailer for my bike so I can take lots of stuff and most importantly my uni and travel long distances fast. last night and earlyer today I went down to our garrage and I made a one wheeled trailer for my bike (it was going to be for my uni as well but I could make it for one or the other and decided to make it for the bike) it looks quite good and works well.
heres a few pics (it has 2 different sized wheels on it in the pics but I am going to stick with the smaller, 16" wheel because it rides better)
I thought about doing something like that but then I decided not to because firstly I wouldnt be able to fit as much stuff on it, secondly it would wear my uni tyre down and I would have to take my uni everywere and lastly it would be pretty hard to atatch the arm to the uni securly, also as it is now it only takes about 30 seconds to strap it on and about 10 or 20 to unstrap it which im sure is alot less than it would be if I just attached the arm to my uni, any way, thanks for the response
It has to be quite long so that it clears the back wheel (why do they put one of those on bikes I dont no) its not too long though and it doesnt seem to cut the corners very much, I think because it leans when the bike leans it helps it turn the corners. im just about to cycle into town with it and my uni which is about 6 miles so I will tell you what its like after that.
I have one that my Grandpa made out of thinwall conduit.
its farily light and VERY strong. it isn’t any longer than that one there, but it has a much longer basket (its made for hauling deer/hogs out of brush on a trail of some kind. I’m not showing you a design. sorry. Its too much of a family thing to make bike trailers like that.
only problem w/ those is that the arm will rub the tire sometimes when going slow/and turning all the way around. and the 2 wheel design flips over.
I have a wooden one almost exactly like that. its almost scary how similar it is.
Would it be possible to cut the big attachment arm just behind the wheel and put a corner in there, so the arm went backwards to behind the wheel, then straight down to the trailer? The trailer would be like a foot closer to the bike then?
I have one of these trailers, and they are really good. Thing is, they cost as much as a reasonable unicycle to buy new, so good on you sp4rky-m4rky for building one.
I also built a couple of trailers in my younger days. I’ll see if I can get some pics up.
Ok, I scanned some old photos in, they’re a bit rough, but you’ll get the picture…
This one was a lot of fun, you could sit someone in it and tow them around. 2 wheeled trailer
This one was used for camping and riding down to the shops 1 wheeled trailer