tag along pusher

Discussion in 'Push Trailers' started by mrhook, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. mrhook

    mrhook New Member

    I was wondering if anyone has tried a friction drive on a tag along kids pedal trailer and how well it works. Im worried about enough weight on the trailer tire to get enough traction. im using a station/ mits kit.

  2. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Traction shouldn't be a problem. I used a chain drive on a BOB trailer and it did fine until I was on a gravel surface at 8% or more. That's more than I could pedal. This was with only the weight of the engine in the trailer. Loaded it wouldn't quit until the engine died. The only thing I would wonder is what it would do if you only had one wheel driving on a Burley type trailer. I will say that the tire did wear more than the bike drive tire though.
  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I've been toying with this oddball pusher trailer notion I've had for awhile. I do not like the idea of a pusher trailer, as generally implemented, but I've been thinking about a 2 wheel trailer with a narrow wheelbase. What I envision is this - a pair of 26" wheels on a common axle, separated by about 10" of open space. Mount a sprocket on that axle, and the engine to drive it all between the wheels, then build a rack that encloses both wheels from the axle height up on the outboard sides. Pannier bags/baskets, a quiet, well muffled 4 stroke engine, and you'd have a heck of a stealthed power plant.

    Having posted this, now I HAVE to go sketch it up.