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Forum: Living Car Free 11-09-12, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By bikesatwork
Agreed. FWIW, I try to minimize pushing with my...

Agreed. FWIW, I try to minimize pushing with my foot on the ground to get started. Instead, I start in a really low gear and have the pedal in the three o'clock position. To get rolling, I push on...
Forum: Living Car Free 11-08-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By bikesatwork
Artkansas is right. The hitch can be mounted...

Artkansas is right. The hitch can be mounted anywhere along the chainstay of the frame, but for best performance, it's best to mount it so the hitch is near the axle. If you mount it farther...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-06-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By bikesatwork
Clever idea, Turbo231, to ride your customer's...

Clever idea, Turbo231, to ride your customer's bike back and carry your chopper in the trailer. But I can see how it would be annoying if the bike didn't fit you well. Must have been especially...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-06-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,389
Posted By bikesatwork
If you have a large enough trailer, plywood is...

If you have a large enough trailer, plywood is not difficult to carry flat or vertically. I've done it mostly on relatively calm days, but as Jamoni pointed out, the wind should not be a problem if...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-16-11, 04:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,727
Posted By bikesatwork
The locknut on the bolt clamps the hitch adapter...

The locknut on the bolt clamps the hitch adapter between the two towbar bushings. The torque on the hitch adapter isn't excessive (<100 in-lbs when the Xtracycle is loaded to its 50# rear weight...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-14-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,727
Posted By bikesatwork
You're very observant, PaPa. Actually,...

You're very observant, PaPa.

Actually, the horizontal pin is not a pivot, but a bolt and a lock nut to hold the stainless steel adapter that holds the hitch pin in position. The ball of the...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-05-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By bikesatwork
Post B@W stake pockets and fender guards

hopperja,

1) You can replace the bolts in the holes on the side that are spaced 1-1/4" apart with standard 1/4"x1" U-bolts to make simple stake pockets for attaching sides.
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Forum: Utility Cycling 07-24-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By bikesatwork
We used to offer this on our previous models of...

We used to offer this on our previous models of trailers, but don't offer that feature yet on our current models.

In response to the original post, we used to haul recyclables we collected to our...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-24-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By bikesatwork
We hauled drywall on a Bikes At Work #96 trailer...

We hauled drywall on a Bikes At Work #96 trailer several years ago when we were doing work on our house. We put six 18 gal containers on the trailer so the drywall would have a flat place to rest...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-19-08, 05:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,730
Posted By bikesatwork
Nice picture! Looks like it is just "The Thing"...

Nice picture! Looks like it is just "The Thing" for grocery trips...;)

We used to have a delivery customer who would sometimes make some really big grocery orders that we'd deliver to her. ...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-19-08, 05:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 55,437
Posted By bikesatwork
At a minimum, the distance from the front of the...

At a minimum, the distance from the front of the trailer to the axle should be at least half the length of the load. This will put the center-of-mass of your cargo ahead of the axle. So, for an 8'...
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