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Old 04-06-08, 11:28 AM   #1
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Carrying a Ghost Bike

Fedex has informed me that my Bikes at Work trailer should arrive on Tuesday. One of my planned uses for it is to carry a Ghost Bike in the upcoming Ride of Silence on May 21. Any ideas on how to mount and display the Ghost Bike on the trailer?
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Old 04-06-08, 11:43 AM   #2
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Those are nice looking trailers. I'd run four bunjee cords from the holes on the sides up to the saddle rails and the handlebars. Then a bunjee passed through each wheel with a turn of the cord around a spoke then hooked on each side of the trailer. I use a similar method to carry my bike in the back of my truck.
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Those are nice looking trailers. I'd run four bunjee cords from the holes on the sides up to the saddle rails and the handlebars. Then a bunjee passed through each wheel with a turn of the cord around a spoke then hooked on each side of the trailer. I use a similar method to carry my bike in the back of my truck.
Well, the trailer has come in and now all I need to do is assemble it, which should happen this weekend. I'll try your method out. Thanks.
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If I were building a rollling memorial I'd decorate the trailer with some white [silk] flowers too.
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I'm a newb to cycling, so a ghost bike is a memorial bike as a monument? Not ridden? the Yehuda Moon webcomic alludes to one as well.
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I'm a newb to cycling, so a ghost bike is a memorial bike as a monument? Not ridden? the Yehuda Moon webcomic alludes to one as well.
From ghostbike.org...

A Ghostbike is a junker bike that has been painted stark white and afixed to the site where a cyclist has been hit or killed by a car driver. Ghostbikes are intended to be memorials for the fallen and reminders to everyone to SHARE THE ROAD with one another. Ride safe and give cyclists a break. Reckless riding and driving kills.

I've never seen one where I live...

And hope that one will never be necessary.
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