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Ever since we added the bicycle category on MAKE we’ve had a ton of great projects and mods for bikes come in, here’s JakeStrait’s homemade bicycle trailer, he writes… – “Got my hands on some old 24″ wheels. I regreased the hubs, replaced a broken spoke, and remove the freewheel from the rear. I used 1×2 to build up the frame and many wood screws. The tote is screwed into the frame. I used some metal L brackets to support the joints. The attachment to the bike is done with 1x2s clamping down on the frame (chainstay). Some weatherstripping protects the frame. A U-bolt goes through the outer clamp half and connects to the eye-bolt. I added some triangles to the hitch arm for strength. Probably $50 worth of materials – if that.”Link.


  • Homemade bike trailers @ MAKE – Link.
  • Bicycle @ MAKE – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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