blue prints for a bike tower,trailer color coded!

Discussion in 'Bicycle Trailers' started by eltatertoto, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    OK, Ive seen alot of blueprints, and ideas, but i need to tow my bike as easy and straightforward as possible, just roll the bike on tie down and go, so i made these blueprints, or rather rainbow prints lol anything color coded has a duplicate of some sort with the same criteria, the attachment to the bike might need some rethinking, but this seems like it will work good for my purposes, i plan to make it tomorrow. i dont care if you steal my idea, cause it is very simple and can be customized greatly, this pretty much is just the basics, i probably even wont follow them exactly, IT probably took me longer to make this than it will to make the actual trailer and the prints aren't even that great :lol: you can steal it, i just ask for some pics to see how you customized it to make it better :) anyway here's the prints.


    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/bottombiketrailer.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/sideviewplans.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/seatpost.jpg

    creative criticism is welcome


    edit, i didnt say, this will be made with old bike wheels
     

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    made of wood, it will weigh a ton
    my minimal input :lol:
     
  3. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    oooooo yeah it will lol, but im towin it with a motored bike that me and my friend BOTH ride on at the same time, so i dont think it'll hurt it, seirously though ill take any input u got this is pretty much just a blue print and just that, made for the least money possible, let me know about what you think, i really want to improve on it, but i dont have any metal to work with though
     
  4. I think you just made a way for a guy with some wood,hardware,a minibike rear wheel,chain and a briggs and stratton with a centrifical clutch to make a bonified pusher trailer...although the seatpost mount needs a rethink.
    It may be too loose clinking around there.
     
  5. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    lol i have all of those things :lol: see my vids..... i dunno what to do with the seatpost though, cause it'll be goin on a stingray, and the post is wiiiiiiiiide
     
  6. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ok guys, i have it almost 1/2 way built, i had to stop, cause4 the screws i bought ate up my bits, so i had like 25 screws and i built 1.2 of it, i got the platform itself built,, and i am 1/2 way done with 1 tire, it doesnt sound like much, but when you are cutting 2x4s with a hack saw it takes awhile :lol: the deck alone must weigh 25 pounds or more, it weighs about as much as one of those huge bags o cat liter u buy at sams club lol tomro im gettin screws, so i can make the attachment for the bike, and finish this wheel, and do the other wheel, i just thought id keep u up to date, oh! i went out at 3 and came in at 7 30! lol
     
  7. Papasaun

    Papasaun Guest

    Is it just me? or is everyone else having a hard time understanding?

    drill stripping? Is it the drill, or the bit, or the screw??? YOU have to decide which bit to use,,, not us! YOU have to see which bit fits best,,,, NOT us. Now just HOW are we supposed to know what your doing when it seems so cryptic of a message?

    HOW about you slow down some and start thinking for yourself for a while? Instant answers? We will get to your questions as we find time, drop everything just to get on here? Naw, we figure you will figure it out on your own or, you will just run on to the next topic at hand.

    So,,, slow down, try to figure it out on your own first, then think out your posts and see if they really make sense before hitting post.

    I really shouldn't say anything, but give us a break here.

    Papa
     
  8. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    papa, i deleted the posts ye they were kinda stupid, buyt i wanted to see if any one had the same issues with these screws ive tried about every size bit and my drill still just strips out the bit, yet the screw looks bran new...
     
  9. Papasaun

    Papasaun Guest

    Now don't take this the wrong way,,, we will and do help the newbie, but there is an expectation that you really do know some basics, and if not then tell us you don't know. Other wise we end up talking down to you which is not only not fair to you but demeaning also. On the other hand if we use normal vocabulary and its over your head, then that is not good either.

    So,,,,have you looked at the screws in question, and the bits,,, to determine if they are in fact the right bits for those screws? We can't see them from here! Are you applying constant pressure in a straight direction (not holding the drill at an angle to the screw)??
    My first thought would be that you are not using the right size bit for the screw,, but again,,, I can't tell from here. You said,,,,"ive tried about every size bit and my drill still just strips out the bit",,, what is "about every size"? They are numbered for identification, just like sockets or wrenches, or drills. "my drill still just strips out the bit" Have you tried "slowing" down the rpm on the drill motor? Is this in fact a drill? or a drill driver???? A drill will have much more torque/rpm and is not suitable for driving screws. A variable speed unit with an adjustable clutch works best. So,,, next post try to include information that might get us on the same page so we can get you going.

    Papa
     
  10. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    torque/rpm and is not suitable for driving screws exactly, in the post i deleted, i said that it stripped out my electric screw driver, thus ruining it, and the only speed control is a screw in the trigger that makes it harder to pull... but its not like im a noob at this its just seems like the screw is made of carbon steel, and the bit is made of soft lead if that makes sense, i have a depth guege so it wont go beneath the surface, but it doesnt get there! its not like i dont know how to use a phillips, ive used this drill before also... but it seems like these screws are just ...... wierd, some kind of coating? ther're all purpose screws, you'd think they would go through 2x4 's oh welll, i guess ill just get rid of the screws and buy new, and its not like i buy cheap bits either, i paied $20 for a set of 2o bits from black & decker oh well were gettin pretty far off topic, and no offense taken, i can totally see where you would think i was a moron for posting that, i personally think you were pretty nice about it, not saying off topic etc but forget i said anythin (about te screws any way) ill be finishing it tommro, and ill post pics in the pics section.
     
  11. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ok guys all progress halted for now or possibly today, cause we got a foot of snow and we have no gas for the snow blower i used it in my bike, so now i have to go across hwy 6 (a 4 lane road) speed is 35 tho to go to autozone, get 2 stroke oil, and to get has, and caerry a 2 gallon gas can with 1 hand or possibly 1 finger on icy roads, that should be fun :???: so ttyl
     
  12. wayde

    wayde Guest

    the peoblem is the screw it's a phillips and they suck, I always use robertson( for those of you that don't know they are square headed) the strip way less often but i don't know if they are available in the states
     
  13. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    exactly! yes thats what i just bought, go to menards go to the tool section, and get 2 1/2 inch all purpose self driving screws, with a square head, i goofed and grabbed phillips, so ill be going back out in a bit, oh and i forgot to take my shoes for my shoes off, so when i went to go get gas for the blower, i was slidin everywhere, so i put my feet out-- biiiiiig mistake, in the middle of route 6 i dumped my bike, cause i put all my weight on my gollachez i cant spell it, and it was like i was standing on ice in my bare feet, my foot went right out frome under me, and you can guess what happened next, luckily my bike and i just slid off of the road and i did not geat dead lol

    note: this all happened on slush
     
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  14. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    my (unfinished) trailer!

    ok, here are the pics of my trailer, keep in mind, that it is not finished, and that leaves room for suggestions by u guys, usually i only use 1 clamp and i close it alol the way thats why it looks like its sitting on the ground, and the bikes will fit on the trailer, but i didnt feel like tyeing it up all for 1 pic, so the wheels r on da ground :) that said here ya go!

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0089.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0090.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0092.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0093.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0094.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0095.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0099.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0096.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0098.jpg
     
  15. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    hey guys, the pics got moved here, cause i put them in the wrong spot..
     
  16. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    k guys, i got the trailer vid done, not on the internet yet though, it is stil not done, but im glad i did a dry run brfore put the rails on, cause i drilled the hole for the wheel a little to high, and when i went over a speed bump accidently (i thought i was clear of it still getting used to having it behind me) it bounced, and the wood broke in that spot, it will look funky the wheels not being even, but its a simple fix, ill have the vid on by tonight though, right now the fog is soo bad, they closed o'hare AND midway, that never happpened in my parents' lifetime
     
  17. Dude that trailer is sweet! I love your hitch idea. I have those chain links too!
    You think it's strong enough to carry people?
     
  18. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    chain links? i just used 1 hose clamp, and it holds me :smile: (200 lb) but make sure you drill the holes close to the bottom, cause i drilled one of em too close to the top (for the axle) and i dunno if i typed this but i thought i was clear, hit a speedbump with 1 wheel, and since it had no weight on it, it flew up in da air and comin down, the wood broke a bit, easy fix though but yea it holds me, and im SURE it would hold more, once i get the hole re-drilled, ill do a detaled vid with deminsions ans stuff, but since its made out of extra steps, it should hold well over 400lb
     
  19. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    oh, and the vid is up, see my sig
     
  20. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ok guys, i did the vid but its very dark, so ill re do it this weekend, i re-did the hitch to reduce sag, i mounted the trailer higher up on the hitch, so if i put it down, the hitch acts like a kickstand, kinda like semi trailer type things but i cant do the railis just yet till i can to to menards to get a new blade, i cut a 1x3 and it took me a 1/2 an hr.. guess that means ive been workin hard lol
     
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