LMAO! No I'm from Southern Central CT in Shelton but you never know! Found it at the Shelton Transfer Station.No fuckin way. I think I have the hubcaps off this trailer. I recognized it in the picture and then saw you're from CT. I found it on the edge of somebody's property one time when I was lost in the woods somewhere around Uconn. I think there's a good chance it's the same one. Any chance you're from that part of CT?
Well it won't be the same as one with a suspension but I think it'll be ok. As I said earlier I'm not set in stone with going solid yet but people and companies have built them that way for decades.I wondered the same thing,won't the trailer bounce all over w/no suspension?
Good to hear real experience that it works. Yeah short trailers do jack knife quick. My log splitter is that way.I've got a lightweight trailer that similar. Axel and channel iron. No suspension. Worked great for my Triumph bobber, and my panhead.only trouble is backing up. So short it wants to jack knife.
I feel your pain dude,I had the tendons repaired in my left hand after a stab wound,arthritis is setting in and it is hard to ride more than 80 miles without losing the ability to use the clutch handle,I enjoy riding but can only do short blasts,so if I want to go cross country,trailer and truck then ride to the event,better than nothing I guessya know? everybody disses trailers,but when you get old and decrepit, like me, or have that failed back surgery rear its ugly head, like me. or just everything you build is too low to get on a regular trailer w/out scraping,again like me, then a good bike trailer is worth its weight in gold! yea, i got a coupla pickups, i`d like to see ya put my non running `74 FL in the back of one! it would take 5 men a boy and a good dog to put in there![or a tree and a chainfall]
so if you`v got more than one bike, or like to buy non-runners, or want to provide rescue services for your buddies who`v broke or went down, a good bike trailer is worth its weight in gold!
and here you guys are building vintage trailers that are more kick-azz than most guys bikes!
and to the guy pulling the vintage trailer behind the vintage coupe with a custom bike on it, well that just too cool!
i want one.
Probably a different one then, but looks identical. I'm sure there were tons of them built back in the day. If you're in shelton we're pretty close. I'm in stratford.LMAO! No I'm from Southern Central CT in Shelton but you never know! Found it at the Shelton Transfer Station.
you could always build a single rail trailer and use a torsion axle,looks rigid but will have flexwell, now i'm a bit bummed. my reason for having a bike trailer is so that i can spend less time getting from home to the mountains (rockies or smokies) and more time riding in the hills. it takes 2 days riding each way for me to go either direction, more if sweetie is with me; but can drive a car/truck in 1 day each way. that gives me 2 more days of mountain riding each trip.
i've got a garden variety 54" x 8' utility trailer with fold down ramp in the rear that i occasionally haul my scoot to the hills with, but was really hoping to build something with more cool factor. sounds like the consensus here is for long hauls i prolly need a trailer with suspension.
maybe i'll build a non-suspended single rail trailer in hopes that someday i'll have the bsa hard-tailed and running and use said trailer to haul the beezer to the H.A.M.B. drags behind my hot rod.
i guess i'll just keep on usin' what i've got. it ain't broke so i guess i'll not try to fix it.
thanx to all participants in this discussion, and to the op. please post build pix if you do remake your trailer into a bike-hauler. it'll look really cool with those spoked wheels.