All things fun, bikes and Unicorns of course, including details about the Death Defying Figure Eight Pedalcar races and the cars that we all build for that fabulous race.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
You have seen those jogger/walkers all over, you know the kind with three wheels and some sort of nylon bag support with a sun shade over the top. In our neighborhood the homeless guys have started turning them into trailers for their stuff. Well I had a couple in my yard and finally took a good look at the rear wheels; it ends up that the plastic locking brake and all the trim pieces come off to leave a hub that takes a simple bearing, in my case I just salvaged the bearings that came with. In my case, the bearings fit a 1/2" bolt, or spindle. If you need different bearings, these can be pretty cheap, I have seen them called: insert bearings, flange bearings, wheel barrow bearings. These wheels measure 10"and 12", and i cant really testify to how these will work, but they show promise, and they are FREE.