Archive for February 25th, 2012

BOB Yak Trailer: Replacement Pin Straps

My old BOB Yak trailer mounts to the bike axle with stainless steel grenade pins, which works fine. After all these years, alas, the rubber straps securing the pins to the frame have rotted away. The original straps are nicely molded affairs:

BOB Yak - original pin strap

BOB Yak - original pin strap

I snipped a large O-ring, deployed four small cable ties, and this ought to last for another decade:

BOB Yak - new pin strap

BOB Yak - new pin strap

The strap in the first picture hadn’t quite broken, but the rubber was cracked and ready to snap. So I made a preemptive strike…

And, yes, one can buy replacement pins and straps, but where’s the fun in that?

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