Just Pimped the LBS cycle trailer

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aint Skeered, 3 Apr 2008.

  1. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member



    I used the chassis of an old trailer and bits and pieces I had laying around the workshop.
    It will take 5 bikes, I am really pleased with the result.
    Hope the LBS is!!
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    That is very neat! Well done!:biggrin:
  3. Are those louvres? How very hot-rod. Just needs some painted spoke wheels and white-wall pie crusts, a pit of pin-striping......
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
  5. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Hubba, hubba! I trust it has lo-lo suspension and is under lit with UV lamps!! Oh, and spinny hub caps please!

    Very tidy piece of work!
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    Good work :smile:.
  7. OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Wheel bags in the towing vehicle.
    My brief was to keep it as small and as light as possible, because when it is not in use it will be stored upright resting on it's back end.
  8. rikki

    rikki Veteran

    What are the slots the wheels rest in? How do do they work?
  9. OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    The channels the wheels sit in are ally reinforcing sections used in truck bodys. They resemble a top hat in cross section. The wheels just sit in them to prevent lateral movement, we have used it on roughish terrain and the bikes seem pretty stable, but we might strap the wheels down, just to be on the safe side.
  10. rikki

    rikki Veteran

  11. OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Thanks, I really enjoy building stuff like this, no drawings, just making it up as I go along.
  12. rikki

    rikki Veteran

    nice work

    I know the design brief was as slim line as possible,


    now we need a faired trailer with bins for tools and the esky [ice box] and maybe a little work bench and then a canopy to keep the sun or rain off while you work, room for the chairs,

    and then a great big 4x4 to tow the monstrosity !!!

    No No yours is good. As Colin Chapman [Lotus] said "engineered with added lightness"
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    The word 'Impressive' springs to mind, you should be proud of that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Monst

    Monst New Member

    The boonies
    Nice kit. Be good if there were some tie down fixings for a tarp, as without a cover the bikes could get a bit mucky in transport.
  15. Good point, we're thinking the same for our trailers. Did ten days in Scotland last week and the Conference Bike is now white with greasy salt. ;)
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