Friday, January 29, 2010

Bike trailer update

I didn't go to work today so I worked on the bike trailer. Its mostly finished, It just needs some final welding and paint.

Once it was all together I could not help but hook it to the electric bike and take it for a spin. I had it up to about 22mph and could barely tell it was there, just a little rattling on bumps. It handled a lot better than I thought it would. I was doing full speed u turns on our street with no problems.

I cobbled the hitch together with some stuff I had laying around ( some kind of spherical joint/pillow block/ brass bushing thing- a model A ford shock mount bolt and a piece of pipe for the tongue.)
Very happy with the results. I can't wait to start hauling stuff.


  1. Great hitch.The grease cup on the pillow block is a real touch of class.

  2. Thanks. I was looking through a box of bearings that someone gave me a few years ago and found that. It was love at first sight! The fact that it lined up perfect with the existing holes in the xtracycle made it even better