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Fat bike trailer
« on: March 20, 2017, 11:27:28 AM »
I haven't even built my bike yet but I know I'm going to want a trailer....saw this on magic seaweed. I kind of think two wheels will be better for my needs but this looks like a great idea for the beach.
http://magicseaweed.com/news/exploring-the-last-eden-by-bike/10141/
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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 12:56:01 PM »
My vote is for 2 wheels.

I have more than 5,000 miles using the sidecar/side-rack approach.


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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 01:15:53 PM »
Here is an other awesome idea!


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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 02:18:38 PM »
The trailer looks fine, the adventure sounds ridiculous.

Easy to build trailers if you have the tools--which means you can buy tools or buy a trailer. A tubing notcher, mig welder (tig is better), a bender, and some time. Spend three grand and save yourself $500. Hmmm.

I used my SUP trailer for my motorcycle three times, and decided it was a good way to destroy a board, scrape off a lot more skin, or perhaps die so I could save a little gas money. I'd go with Beasho's two wheel approach. Just don't take your 14' or the Speedboard.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 02:22:18 PM by PonoBill »
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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 06:51:11 PM »
I'm definitely considering your rig Beasho. I'm thinking I might want the option of hauling more stuff though. Of course I should probably just use my truck then because I'll have a beach sticker that will get me out onto the sand at the point...... :D. Any design I come up with will likely use the board (at least in part) as the frame...kind of like the Mule but I'm thinking more of converting a used bike trailer as the base rather than bending metal. This looks like it could easily be adapted.....even comes with a red flag..... :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Double-Baby-Bike-Trailer-Stroller-Child-Bicycle-Kids-Jogger-Jogging-W-3-Wheels-/201365936803

Weird redirect to viglink of a bunch of them...$99 on Amazon.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 06:56:08 PM by stoneaxe »
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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 07:15:38 PM »
I used one of those to build my motorcycle trailer. Held up fine--for the three times I used it.

I used a mule for a while with my bicycle, but carrying an F18 tied to the back of a bicycle, with spindly wheels on it, in high wind on S. Kihei road led to some exciting "opportunities", one of which being driving down the road like the keystone kops with the trailer angled 45 degrees to the bike, intruding into other lanes.

I think you need to do one of those cape cod beachmobile things with your truck, with carriers fore and aft, coolers, tents, umbrellas and barbeques. and surfboards. and your bike.
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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 07:42:35 AM »
Here's what I came up with. After this pic was taken I swapped out the pole for a windsurfing mast, connect it to the scooter's rack with a windsurfing universal joint (and a safety chain). Instant on/off, leave the scooter in the lot, walk the entire rig to the water's edge.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 07:45:23 AM by SUPJorge »
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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 08:14:25 AM »
Very much what I have in mind.....cool.
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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 08:19:06 AM »
So, you're looking for a rig that will tow on the road, not necessarily along the beach?

That looks pretty good.

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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 08:27:52 AM »
I'll try and take mo-better pics over the weekend.
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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 08:29:25 AM »
Both...1 mile to the beach on the road...then 3 miles of beach to the point.
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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 08:32:43 AM »
You lucky bastard, that commute to the waves could be the best part of the trip!

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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 08:48:51 AM »
That's why I've had a shit eating grin on my face since we bought the house.....passing papers April 14th
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Re: Fat bike trailer
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2017, 10:24:24 AM »
Nice!   I assume you will be 100% alone at that break unless someone comes out with a Jeep.

Whether trailer or side-rack (which I still vote for 1- Simple 2- Cheap ~ $40 3- KISS) it is totally cool to cruise down the soft sand to a spot where NO-ONE else can get to and have your perfect little break. 

Things start to get so good you will eventually try to drag someone with you.  But alas there are very few souls who have the chutzpah to put all the pieces together so F--- 'em.  And have fun!

You will need the wider tires.  My original 4" weren't cutting it but the 4.5" wide tires do the job even on soft sand.  I got away with just a back tire, but I weigh ~ 180.  Then again I am loading the weight of the entire board on to the system.  A trailer could offset that.  In hard pack a 3" tire will probably suffice, but if your are juicing the system with a motor then why not FATTEN UP THE TIRES.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 10:26:04 AM by Beasho »

 


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