Very very cool! Like it a lot! The bike too!Here is a scratch fabricated trailer that came about when I decided to refurbish an old Radio Flyer wagon to pull my little dog around. ( He is a 4 pound Chihuahua) I soon morphed the idea into a bike trailer so I could take him along on rides. The idea was to make it easy to disassemble, and convert back to the original wagon. I don’t want to bore you with the details, but I found the parts cheap and it took about 4 or 5 days to complete with the cutting, welding and painting. (That also includes the wagon chassis parts and wheels) The hardest part was using what I had on hand to make a 3- axis connector that was close to a U-joint in its swivel action. I am planning to use a quick release pin for the coupler, but for the test rides it was bolted together to see how it handled. It can also be flipped over with the wagon tub removed to give it a higher ride stance, and I plan to extend the frame and add a wood floor and side boards as a third option for cargo.
best bet on towing a canoe or kayak is to use the canoe/kayak as the trailer frame. That is, no frame at all. A pair of wheels with a solid axle that clips to the middle of the canoe/kayak plus a hitch that runs from the front end of the canoe/kayak to the seat post on your bike.Anyone got anything for 12' plus SUP or kayaks? Or ideas? Everything I have seen or tried has been mediocre at best.
I actually ended up building this from my sons old trailer. I just cut piece that attaches to the bike and used a piece of 1" conduit and 2 straight conduit clamps. This way I can make is short to use as a kid trailer or long to fit my 12" SUP. I also took 2 1/4" pieces of steel rod and bent them to hold the board and keep it from twisting. I zip tied a piece of pipe insulation onto the frame a well to keep it from damaging the board. Seems to work pretty well so far. Below is the only picture I have.best bet on towing a canoe or kayak is to use the canoe/kayak as the trailer frame. That is, no frame at all. A pair of wheels with a solid axle that clips to the middle of the canoe/kayak plus a hitch that runs from the front end of the canoe/kayak to the seat post on your bike.
The canoe/kayak is heavy enough already. And they are plenty sturdy. Any frame you build would need to be as heavy.
There are plenty of options for wheels depending on the terrain you want to ride on to get to the water from bicycle wheels to floatation wheels.