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Re: Trailer hitches

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  • Philip Chase
    This trailer hitch thread go me looking at instructables were I found this cool hack: http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Hitch-for-bike-trailer/ It may
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 4, 2009
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      This trailer hitch thread go me looking at instructables were I found this cool hack: http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Hitch-for-bike-trailer/

      It may well have the amazing range of motion you are looking for.

      Philip

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, David Dannenberg <ddannenberg@...> wrote:
      >
      > Seems to me, based on using and looking at car and truck hitches, that
      > a pintle hook type of arrangement would be excellent. On motor
      > vehicles there is a pintle, a vertically mounted ring that opens, and
      > on the trailer a lunette, a horizontally mounted ring that is fixed.
      > There is sometimes some play between the two so there is some clunking
      > upon braking and starting from a start. Some of the pintles are
      > designed to allow 360 rotation. With this type of system there is an
      > enormous range of movement in three dimensions--limitless if the
      > pintle is a rotating one (I once saw a picture of a Dodge Power Wagon
      > still hooked to a trailer that had flipped over--full 180!). Anyway, I
      > am sure someone can make something like this for bikes. Search the
      > hardware store and boating catalogs for parts or just bend some metal.
      >
      > David
      >
    • David Dannenberg
      Thanks but I d worry that those lobster claw snap hooks are not strong enough. Also a safety strap such as burley uses on their trailers is a good idea for
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 4, 2009
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        Thanks but I'd worry that those lobster claw snap hooks are not strong
        enough.

        Also a safety strap such as burley uses on their trailers is a good
        idea for trailers.

        David
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