Cargo Trailer

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by cannonball2, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    Nice, looks good behind the bike, I like. (^)

    Map

     
  2. lowracer

    lowracer New Member

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    Lookin good CB2!
    -Lowracer-
     
  3. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Nice, positive write-up, CB2 !
    Gosh, it seems really nice!
    Tnx for the great pics and report.
    rc
     
  4. cannonball2

    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Thanks guys! The flag tube is actually according to the book supposed be on the cargo side of the frame. It was bent fwd hitting the bag. A few hits with a rawhide mallet set it back to vertical and the flag fits fine now. The tire was not seated properly, due to a bent bead, I removed it to straighten it a bit and discovered the tube is of the HD/thorn proof type. Cool! Anyway will try to get some miles on it to see if it hangs together ok. If it does(dont have a reason to think it wont) then I think its a good buy for the money and Im satisfied.
     
  5. BigBlue

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    CB2,

    just get another trailer and 2 midgets and have a gladiator day! Or dress your goats or dog like a gladiator! Looks good and hope it works out for you. Like that it has a suspension.

    Chris
    AKA: BigBlue
     
  6. happyvalley

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    Would the stock set-up work with a quick release axle and still clear the derailleur?
     
  7. cannonball2

    cannonball2 Active Member

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    If I am understanding what you are asking, I think the answer is yes. It comes with a skewer that has the hitches on it. It has the same spacing as the hitches for the bolt on wheel which I am using. Clears my derailleur with no problem.
     
  8. happyvalley

    happyvalley New Member

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    Right, from your pics with a thru axle the thread on hitches looks like they clear the derailleur okay. I'm wondering if used with a quick release axle and the skewer that comes with the unit you think it'll clear the same. I ask because I see these for sale http://www.ebay.com/itm/AXLE-Cargo-...339?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item231a5512c3 but thinking $20 extra kind of stinks when I just snagged a trailer for $60.

    Thanks
     
  9. cannonball2

    cannonball2 Active Member

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    The skewer hitch with the trailer will clear a derail, it has the same spacing, plus it has a good bit of threads on the skewer rod to allow for variations in width. Dont know why you would need anything else.
     
  10. cannonball2

    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Have made several runs with the trailer with various loads in the 30lb range. See no problems what so ever. It tracks perfectly and is queit when unloaded, no rattles at the hitch(yet). Im well pleased for the money. If it hangs together long term will be a real deal.
     
  11. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    lol

    BB with the gladiator chariots!

    lol

    Years back I watched them play polo at the Santa Barbara Earl Warren Showgrounds... it was neato!
    A motorized bicycle sure is a LOT cheaper than keeping a horse!!!
    ...been there, done that!


    CB2... it's good to find a product that seems like it's serviceable and actually might last a while, isn't it?
    Kind of a nice feeling.
    ...there's just SO much throw-away stuff these days...

    Best
    rc
     
  12. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Well, CB2, all attention seems to be focused on the very nice new build.
    (Did you get that shifter knob brightly polished yet? :) )

    I was curious if you had made any more mods to the cargo trailer, to serve your needs?

    Kinda like this... :)
    rc
     

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  13. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    I like it a lot there Rusty! I want that whole rig in that picture.:)
     
  14. cannonball2

    cannonball2 Active Member

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    No RC I havent come across a sailplane to haul yet, though a friend has one wasting in a trailer in his yard. The little cargo trailer has been working perfectly on many errand runs. I did replace the camloc holding the fender on with a bolt. Other than that it has been hands off. I really need to make a trailer to haul my R/C planes to the field with, maybe I could scale down the one in the pic.
     
  15. rustycase

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    Well that's what i was thinking... make a mini for the RC fliers and pull it with the motor bike...

    Is it a SmartCar, GH?
    I've only seen a couple go by.... they seem pretty zippy.
    I suppose I'm curious how the handle, and well, fit, but don't think I'll get a test drive very soon... lol

    I've had flocks of small cars, and the big ones, too.
    No more big ones! Can't feed 'em!

    Best
    rc
     

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