What is an alternative trailer hitch for the Re~Cycled bike trailer? This is the webpage of the trailer http://re-cycle.org/sites/re-cycle.org/files/Trailer.pdf

The reason I don't like it is because it tends to spring open and closed. Maybe use a ball and rod like this? ball socket like some trailers use

  • Check instructables.com and search for bike trailers. There are many different ideas used to connect utility trailers.
    – Benzo
    Dec 31, 2012 at 14:09
  • I have a web page full of trailer building links, some of them might be useful to you: chiark.greenend.org.uk/~armb/cycling/trailer.html
    – armb
    Jan 29, 2013 at 13:57
  • @josh the re-cycle web page PDF is gone. Do you have any other images of the Before ?
    – Criggie
    Nov 12, 2023 at 23:21
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    @Criggie Every now and again I go through my trailer site replacing dead links with archive ones where possible. In this case, web.archive.org/web/20130514025630/http://www.re-cycle.org/… (Though chasing the pdf version through re-directs will still take a few clicks. It used a pipe bending spring as a flexible element.)
    – armb
    Dec 24, 2023 at 10:18

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Simplest answer would be to find a trailer that you like that sells the hitch as a spare part, and use that. For example https://carryfreedom.com/shop/hitches/

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