My hitch issue has not been solved yet. Our brilliant solution had one little flaw – the hole on the hitch arm and the hole in the bracket don’t line up. The hitch arm has a giant spring, which causes the whole thing to rotate when not under tension. So if the quick fix isn’t going to work, the next idea is custom bracket. And it’s gotta be on the cheap. So while I appreciate the suggestion to go see the guy on the island who custom builds trailers – I don’t think I can afford his services right now.
The question is, have you seen anything that looks like this:
It’s just a sketch – the proportions don’t need to be exactly the same – just that general shape. If I can go to a music store to get parts for the battery, maybe there’s something else already out there that will work just fine for the hitch. I’m going to print out this little sketch, and start showing it around. Maybe tape it to some lamp standards a la “Have you seen this part?”
On the bright side, finished my under-the-saddle-bag for my repair kit, and have everything except a spare tube in it. Will get some pictures once the bike is back outside again. It looks really sad sitting in the hallway.