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Old 08-03-07, 03:21 AM   #1
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Beer Transportation

Does anyone have any advice on some kind of rack (if that's what you call them) that will be good for carting something like a case of beer? I've never used anything like this before, so any tips would be great.

I have eyelets (?) above my track ends at the end of the seat stays, so that should increase my options, right? I'm assuming that a rack on the rear would be much more logical for something as heavy as 24 bottles of beer than one on the front, but I do also have eyelets at the bottom of my fork too.

Something that's quick and easy to install and remove would be good as I don't want to leave it on all the time.

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Old 08-03-07, 03:25 AM   #2
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There is a thread about this in the "living car free' section.

How do you get beer?
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Old 08-03-07, 03:28 AM   #3
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i would suggest a rack with a grocery bag pannier. or two panniers attached the rear rack
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Old 08-03-07, 04:12 AM   #4
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Those eyelets are probably meant for fenders, be careful
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Thanks for the heads up, Z.
I don't really wanna spend too much on a set up like that, Westy, since I don't expect to use it very often. I generally get around just fine with a bag on my person, but a case of beer is one of the times that the bag doesn't cut it too well. I'm thinking along the lines of strapping the case onto a rack at this stage, but I don't know how sketchy that could be.
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Those eyelets are probably meant for fenders, be careful
Does that make a difference? I have NFI about this stuff, that's why I posted.
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They're not as strong as eyelets meant for racks, that's all
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Thread a longer bolt in from the back of the eyelet do it sticks out. Mount rack on protruding bolt. Put nylock nut on end to secure rack.

Much less likely to strip an eyelet this way. Bolt will not loosen either. Watch for chain/cog interference if you do this on the rear.
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Old 08-03-07, 06:52 AM   #9
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Thread a longer bolt in from the back of the eyelet
The eyelet/hole is only on the outside of the frame and doesn't go through the whole seat stay. It's a Kona Paddy Wagon and is made of good quality steel if that makes any difference.

I would eventually like to turn this bike into a permanent bad weather/utilitarian beast , but at the moment I'd just like to be able to easily rig it up for an occasional heavy load (like a case of beer (bottles, not cans), for example ;) which doesn't have to be carted too far, and then easily strip it back down again.
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They're not as strong as eyelets meant for racks, that's all
Not sure what bikes have eyelets like this, but I've never seen one.
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Old 08-03-07, 07:22 AM   #11
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I have and still use the Jandd Expedition rack to carry heay stuff. Carried a full case of 160z returnable bottle beer with no issues.

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FREXP
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Old 08-03-07, 10:32 AM   #12
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Banjo Cycles in Madison (shares a shop with Jonny Cycles) custom made these racks for cardstock (Ben). Headlights are internally wired. Fits two 30-packs.

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get a bigger bag.
i have no problem fitting over fifty cans in my r.e.load deluxe.
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Old 08-03-07, 11:24 AM   #14
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go with an inexpensive rack on the back (like an aluminum inline) then mount an old milk crate to it and throw a few bungie cords in. Work's great.
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Yep. Perfect for the job.

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get a back pack, and just put it in there one by one.
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The cheap and easy solution is the rear rack with a milk crate. It's DIY awesome and super functional.

I use a rear rack with 2 collapsible grocery bag cages on it because I do all my grocery shopping on it, but if I only used it to hall an unwieldy load here and there, I would definitely just us a milk crate. Conveniently, Stop & Shop now sells insulated bags for $2 which are exactly the same size as the cages, so I can now haul COLD beer (and keep it that way) in my rack.
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Last night I carried two sixies in my large Timbuk2. I am not a huge fan of the bag but the beers fit fine along with my gym clothes and some other crap.
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get a bigger bag.
i have no problem fitting over fifty cans in my r.e.load deluxe.
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get a bigger bag.
i have no problem fitting over fifty cans in my r.e.load deluxe.
A two four of bottles fits just fine in a Cocotte Alfredo as well. And even sits nicely on your back as if they made it for that.
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im gonna cut apart those "hot/cold" bags they sell at the grocery store and line the next bag i make for myself in it. beer cooler/pretzel warmer bag. **** yes
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Old 08-03-07, 04:36 PM   #23
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cetma or that big empty messenger bag you carry around with you works too
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my chrome kremlin can handle two 30 packs of case, it's heavy though
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where the **** did you find a cube in orlando. pretty sure they dont exist in florida. went the way of the 40
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