Tuesday, March 30, 2010

El Groupo Youth Cycling Trailer

This is a trailer that I've been working on since late January. It's for a Tucson based youth cycling group. It still lacks bike mounting hardware and a few minor details, but this is pretty much complete. These young men and women are really dedicated and I wish there was something like this around when I was their ages. And they're good! They win races and they have support from a lot of great people in the Tucson area, and there are a number of people, like myself, who donate time and effort and help this "groupo" get to the next level. I thoroughly believe that you have to show young people the attention to detail it takes to make it to the next level, in whatever you do, and instilling that pride in a job well done is a quality that isn't easily learned. You have to want it!

The trailer has independent suspension, not a thru axle. It will work great for getting to mountain bike races as well looking good when they arrive!

Gear welded on to back of fender.

Having owned a trailer before, I figured that the handlebar would be helpful, the bike gear adds style points! We wanted to have the bike parts be chrome, but, the powder coater said the chrome may bubble under the high heat it takes to bake the finish.

The tail lights are made from steel cranks and brake parts!

Dark blue and yellow are the team colors, BTW!

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