Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Shrek on a Trek white_feather's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Apartment in Willoughby
    My Bikes
    1996 Trek 730, 2008 Kona Eighty-Eight,
    Posts
    221
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How to haul a bike with a bike.

    I am wanting to move to a new aparment soon. I have four bikes up and running right now. How would I get from point a to point b if I were to move everything entirely by bike? I am thinking I could put the bike in a bike trailer and tow it. I would make several trips this way. Anyone have any experience?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]'96 Trek 730//'08 Kona Eighty-Eight//

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    173
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What kind of trailer do you have access to? I have a friend who puts two roof rack trays on a bob trailer. something like a flatbed you could rig up some bike mounts with a couple old front hubs and some u-bolts.

  3. #3
    Uber Goober StephenH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas
    Posts
    10,741
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I recall previous posts about riders riding one bike while steering another alongside them. Only problem was cops assuming they had just stolen the second one!
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you can remove the front wheel of a bike you would like to tow, and fasten the front fork to your rear rack, then strap the front wheel to the frame of the towed bike.

  5. #5
    Senior Member TuckertonRR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    548
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This has been covered in previous discussions. If you've got a trailer, put the other bike on the trailer & tie it down good for the ride. Repeat as nessisary with the other bikes.

  6. #6
    Big Doofus mstrpete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cascadia
    My Bikes
    Trek 830 MTB, Fuji S10-S
    Posts
    1,009
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell View Post
    What kind of trailer do you have access to? I have a friend who puts two roof rack trays on a bob trailer. something like a flatbed you could rig up some bike mounts with a couple old front hubs and some u-bolts.
    I'm actually thinking about doing this, if I can score a Thule or Yakima setup, and mounting it to my converted child-hauler. It would be great for fetching a broken bike to the shop, or taking a MTB to a more distant trailhead, on a ride that's more suited for a touring or road bike. Definitely worth looking into, as I think that two bikes could fit side-to-side without the fuss and bother of laying them down and getting them tangled, as always seems to happen to me.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  7. #7
    Senior Member Chicagoan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Chi-town
    My Bikes
    Fixie conversion, a few 10 speeds, a trailer, I GT Transeo for utilitarian riding
    Posts
    487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've done some towing before. I own a Burley Flatbed. Back in October, I was working on getting a winter bike together. The bike was a hybrid of a walmart mountain bike and a 1950's cruiser. The walmart bike frame and front wheel with the rear wheel, drivetrain, and coaster brake from the cruiser on MTB tires. all of the parts of both bikes were rigged on top of the trailer behind my commuter bike.

    I also towed a Scwinn Varsity from a used bike shop, with the front wheel removed and the dropout lined up with the rear rack.

  8. #8
    20+mph Commuter JoeyBike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New Orleans, LA USA
    My Bikes
    Surly LHT
    Posts
    4,648
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    C'mon Y'all. It's so easy....



    Check out all the stuff at: http://www.bikesatwork.com/
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

  9. #9
    Tinkerer since 1980 TheBrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    My Bikes
    Coppi racer, Old school BMX, some random a fixed wheel convertion
    Posts
    922
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TuckertonRR View Post
    This has been covered in previous discussions. If you've got a trailer, put the other bike on the trailer & tie it down good for the ride. Repeat as nessisary with the other bikes.
    Could you please post some links. Searching for this type of thing is difficult because phrases like " carry bike with bike" or "haul bike with bike" contain lots of words which come up in all sorts of threads.

    I am looking to transport my BMX some how so I could cycle to skate park in a more comfortable fashion that riding my BMX for 1= 15 miles. I don't have trailer and live in a small flat so have no room for a trailer. Anyone have any ideas?
    Travelling without inertia

    London's single speed and fixed gear forum

    http://www.londonfgss.com/

    Lets make this happen.

  10. #10
    oOooo, five bucks ~Stuart~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Toronto, On
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR touring(06), Norco Storm (05)
    Posts
    846
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    Some text[/URL]


    i love your signature
    How does a Thermos know when to stay warm, and when to stay cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by *WildHare* View Post
    If you can't straddle her proper, she ain't worth mounting :)

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    173
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrick View Post
    Could you please post some links. Searching for this type of thing is difficult because phrases like " carry bike with bike" or "haul bike with bike" contain lots of words which come up in all sorts of threads.

    I am looking to transport my BMX some how so I could cycle to skate park in a more comfortable fashion that riding my BMX for 1= 15 miles. I don't have trailer and live in a small flat so have no room for a trailer. Anyone have any ideas?
    Searching for "tow" was productive. This thread in LCF seems best

    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=363749

    Do you have room for an Xtracycle? Otherwise, a front hub u-bolted on a rear rack should make a decent bike tow truck. Or for a BMX the Trail-Gator tow bar mentioned in the above thread.

    http://www.trail-gator.com/
    http://www.ebikestop.com/trail_gator...blue-94813.php
    Last edited by Maxwell; 04-29-08 at 04:17 AM. Reason: clarifying

  12. #12
    Tinkerer since 1980 TheBrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    My Bikes
    Coppi racer, Old school BMX, some random a fixed wheel convertion
    Posts
    922
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you Maxwell. Reading that thread is useful, I have a old front hub so I think I'l buy a rack and try that method.

    Re an extra cycle. I would like one but another bike would not go down with the girlfriend, I have a fixed wheel road bike (most used), a fixed / single speed mbt a BMX and a geared road bike all of which get used believe it or not! One day I'll live in a house with a big garage! Plus the other trouble with the extracycle is the price, $400 extracycle is 400 over here so very expensive. I know there are import costs but it still seems alot to double the price when importing.
    Travelling without inertia

    London's single speed and fixed gear forum

    http://www.londonfgss.com/

    Lets make this happen.

  13. #13
    Big Doofus mstrpete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cascadia
    My Bikes
    Trek 830 MTB, Fuji S10-S
    Posts
    1,009
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Could you build your own version of an xtracycle? There are threads on this forum showing how to do it. Are you willing to modify one of your current bikes?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •