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Who in this fine city builds quality steel trailers based on custom orders? Are they fast?

 

Here is my rough sketch of what the trailer will have to have...

 

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MSRP is more around over $500 to 600 depending on size.  I have to admit a lack of personal knowledge regarding costs on custom trailers.  Considering the costs of custom porter racks and other custom bike parts/racks in general, I assumed Surly's price would be under what a custom set-up would cost (Surly's price on just about everything else they produce has been more than fair given their reputation for durability/quality).  If independent builders are doing this type of 4130-steel trailer custom for under $500, good on them.  Just thought I'd share that Surly is doing something off the shelf that is pretty damn close to what is outlined above.

two other (three wheeled) possibilities:

  1. trike (delta configuration)
  2. chariot side hack

there are designs for both of these options to allow the bicycle to lean into the turn as opposed to the trapped in a triangle feeling that most trikes provide.

 

btw: noticed something about your depiction of the trailer above. you have an angular measurement for the length of part of the trailer 41 51/64" (corner to corner) as opposed a straight measurement just along one side. just wondering if this is that what you intended.

Yeah the Surly trailer is around $550 (with shipping). This is probably more expensive that the cost of a custom made one. http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222368061/450/Surly-Bill-Lo...

http://www.wicycle.com/cargo_diy_kit_bicycle_trailer.php

 

Wike sells a DIY trailer kit, where the connections are included, but you go to home depot and ask them to cut the tube steel and platform to the dimmensions you desire.

 

its $129 for the kit and doesn't involve welding.

$600?  Surly you jest...
That's a pretty neat kit.  

Liz said:

http://www.wicycle.com/cargo_diy_kit_bicycle_trailer.php

 

Wike sells a DIY trailer kit, where the connections are included, but you go to home depot and ask them to cut the tube steel and platform to the dimmensions you desire.

 

its $129 for the kit and doesn't involve welding.

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