Sadly no the pannier bottom will be 5"" below axle height to keep the weight down.Wouldn't a pannier hang in front of the trailer even if you'd used a straight arm? At worst it'd sit on that arm which would provide a modicum of extra support to that pannier.
All commercial trailers are like this to clear the rear wheel , filming unlikely , although I will be followed for a hundred miles + so a report could be forth comingWith my trailer it tried to crab on being pulled from one side but has been fine with a central bar. I would ask someone to film you riding it with the trailer attached to see if it follows straight.
That light-blue ended roll of whatever looks like it has almost made it to "spoke-interference" territory, I hope its just the camera-angle.Ok so meet the ' Flying Porcupine ' !
So called because of all the untrimmed cable ties holding the plastic netting to the frame , if this is successful they will be replaced with bigger ones and properly trimmed.
It has one large pannier hanging off the front and the bigger of the two tents and the other 3 inside , none are properly loaded the big one at the front has 8kg of magazines in it for towing testing
the others just light padding for volume testing.
I realised I had the proportions wrong as the wheels should be 2/3rds of the way down the trailer mine are 1/2 way until you add the front pannier not in the trailer and then things look
a little better ?
I did not quite achieve my goal of the pannier being 5" from the ground [ measurement errors on my part ] , nor having the trailer floor 5" from the ground [ mesh chosen did not come in big enough pieces ]
Strangely it is fairly easy to move this rig backwards ? just lift the front wheel off the floor with the handle and push backwards whilst with your hand on the left handle bar steer the trike , possible not
something you can do with a tadpole ?
So tomorrows ride mothers 8 miles there and 4 - 6 back depending on route chosen ?
Just to add a frisson of excitement no Loctite has yet been deployed on the pedal/crank joints or the pedal end locking nuts used for the wheel axles , will they hold ?
Watch this space !
Well yes and no ?That light-blue ended roll of whatever looks like it has almost made it to "spoke-interference" territory, I hope its just the camera-angle.
Hi Paul, I wonder if 2 of the plastic containers would work, one inside the other. Maybe some silicon sealant around the top between the two, to act as a dampener to the vibration transmitted. They should nest ok as the shops stack them one inside the other. Probably a bit academic now as you have the bit between your teeth. Good luck with your quest. BTW, chopped metal for two trikes. welding course 3/4 way through, but ready to run rampant with the welder.Hi all
So yesterday I made this brace for the rack.
It fits here , it has to clamp around the tube as I currently have no access to drill a hole through the main keel as the trike is being ridden Mon , Wed & Fri and I don't have the time to disassembly it further.
It works so job done !
These items still need mounting
flag - it needs to clear the panniers and not be in the way when diving into them
tool tube - unobtrusive would be good
rack for 2 water bottles - reached from the seat whilst riding would be good
So lot's to do still.
The reason for the rack and trailer ?
This was the only box I found that fit in the available space , it is much to flimsy for the job as can be seen from the damage in the top corner.
Even with the contents wrapped in old pillows [ eating most of the available space] it will rattles like an empty wheelie bin , most disappointing so it has to go !
It's everything you put in them finding an excuse to hit the sides/bottom all the time , every thing wrapped in pillows was as close as I got to living with it !Hi Paul, I wonder if 2 of the plastic containers would work, one inside the other. Maybe some silicon sealant around the top between the two, to act as a dampener to the vibration transmitted. They should nest ok as the shops stack them one inside the other.
Aye another path taken , just a swerve and last minute panic , however we are close to it workingProbably a bit academic now as you have the bit between your teeth. Good luck with your quest.
You can't start soon enough welding , especially as they let me take my stuff in for critique which was informative and confirmed I was on the right track [ i.e ugly but strong enough welds ]BTW, chopped metal for two trikes. welding course 3/4 way through, but ready to run rampant with the welder.