View Single Post
Old 01-15-2006, 11:17 AM   #21
rapiti
IOR Veteran
 
rapiti's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Location: On the island
Oddometer: 1,896
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Cheat
That trailer davorallyfan pictured looks like quite the gear hauler!! My trailers are mush smaller and look simaler to the BOB trailer. The only thing I was trying to patent was the hinge desingn, but I am nearly at a dead end there. Everything really was thought of by somebody else first anyway.


I am going to take some pictures of the latest trailer I built today and post them tonight!!!!!

The trailer looks good, but doesn't seem to be a huge improvement over the bobyak. I would probably suggest some triangulation of the tow bar, maybe back to the subframe mounts on your LC4, aligning the pulling forces lower. What about a 29" MTB wheel? If you stuck with 26", there are lots of cheap chinese big box store dual suspension bicycles you could pirate a swingarm/shock off of, if you wanted suspension. A lot of LD bikers swear by the suspended bob over the rigid original. I like your idea, but am not surprised that most has been previously patented. Personally, I would probably buy a closeout Bob, and modify it to suit my needs. Good luck with your project!
__________________
...its the best paint scheme that has ever been or ever will be on an Adv...-AussieRob
rapiti is offline   Reply With Quote