Jua Kali Intermediate Technology

Increasing the load carrying capacity of a bicycle PDF Print E-mail

Bicycle and Side Trailer


In order to increase the carrying capacity of a bicycle a side trailer was made. This uses only one extra wheel compared with a two wheeled trailer and bicycle wheels are costly.



The trailer box was clamped to the bicycle in two places allowing it to be removed easily.

Using the trailer


In the event the trailer proved almost impossible to use due to the peculiar handling characteristics when turning.

Only one of several operators was able to develop the necessary skills .A major objection was mounting from the right hand side when being accustomed to mount from the left.

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