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    Carrying a Pizza home

    How the heck does one carry a pizza (Pappa Murphys) home on a bike... I am about to purchase a Free Radical kit and it will solve a lot of my carrying problems... Still leaves me with the delima of getting s pizza home though.. Guess I could nail a piece of plywood to the rear deck and set the pizza on that but there must be a cooler way ;-).
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    The snap deck is wide enough to carry a pizza horizontally. Just use some bungee straps but don't crush the box.

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    I'm not sure how many pizzas you need to get before this is worth it but this is a solution.

    http://www.xtracycle.com/2009/01/15/dit-pizzaloader/

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    Never had a problem just using a regular rear rack and a bungee strapped loose enough not to crush the box but still tight enough to prevent slippage.

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    jonsam Thanks... That is a fancy version of whaat I was thinking.. I was thinking of just using a peice of plywood.. I hate the thought of riding around with somthing like that sticking out the sides of my bike... Plan B would probably be a trailer... Too bad they don't put these in boxes like regular pizza's :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tourister View Post
    How the heck does one carry a pizza (Pappa Murphys) home on a bike...
    In my stomach
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    At the bottom of this page:

    http://worksmancycles.com/shopsite_s.../indbikes.html

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    My favorite pizza shop sells freshly made but un-baked pizzas. They come on a disposable baking pan. I got a large cardboard pizza box to carry them on the back of my Big Dummy.

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    Thanks guys... Couple of good ideas there... "In my stomach" solves everything :-)
    But then I have to carry the beer to the pizza place and keep it cold...
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    If your stem and brake levers are angled pretty flat than putting it on top of the handlebars works well.

    It's easy to brace/balance because the pizza is light and I like keeping a close eye on it because pizza's are fairly fragile.

    However, I can't lean forward much like this so I can't ride very fast.

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    On my Xtracycle, I just put the pizza box on the Snapdeck and wrap two of the straps over it. It's worked fine on somewhat bumpy 2-3 mile rides. I'm sure if I were a better planner I'd come up with some elaborate devices for all the various stuff I haul, but really the "plain vanilla" Xtracycle does a pretty good job for just about anything.

    The other option, of course, is to carry someone on the back and make them hold the pizza!

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    I was looking to do the same thing, but with a large family-size lasagna. I'd probably do the same thing Tourister suggested and use some plywood strapped to the rear tray. I ended up buying some frozen lasagna from the supermarket instead because I didn't feel like going to all that trouble. If I ever do pick up a large pie or a big tray of food, I'd do it at night when there's less traffic and less people to see me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
    In my stomach
    Beat me to it.

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    Apparently some of you guys are familure with PM's pizza's... They are big heavy and don't come in a box... They tend to "flop" around... Even on the trip to the car :-)
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    Make the pizza loader! The wooden part is super cheap from IKEA and it's a good platform for a number of other things including small dogs to name one. IMO it's not too wide so that the sides stick out too far... definitely not even close to how much a wideloader on either side will stick out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tourister View Post
    Apparently some of you guys are familure with PM's pizza's... They are big heavy and don't come in a box... They tend to "flop" around... Even on the trip to the car :-)
    i just ask them to double wrap the pizza.
    which gives me plastic wrap for later.

    dbl wrapped, and bungee net it to the deck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsanaCycles View Post
    i just ask them to double wrap the pizza.
    which gives me plastic wrap for later.

    dbl wrapped, and bungee net it to the deck...
    Now that's a great idea.. I wasn't aware they would do that..
    That's right up there with use an old piza box and
    bring it home in my stomach :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ong View Post
    On my Xtracycle, I just put the pizza box on the Snapdeck and wrap two of the straps over it. It's worked fine on somewhat bumpy 2-3 mile rides. I'm sure if I were a better planner I'd come up with some elaborate devices for all the various stuff I haul, but really the "plain vanilla" Xtracycle does a pretty good job for just about anything.

    The other option, of course, is to carry someone on the back and make them hold the pizza!
    Just to note that the side straps mate to the other side so I crisscross two straps from each side and that works really well or I take a person with me to hold the pizza while I ride.

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    I put it on a metal cookie sheet, and double bungie that down on the rack. Warning: it isn't exactly stable, so careful on bumps.

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    Rear rack with web works, trailer works, and I've even done it with a length of string slung in an "X" shape around the box, holding the point in the middle where the strings come together. It worked fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmoline View Post
    Rear rack with web works, trailer works, and I've even done it with a length of string slung in an "X" shape around the box, holding the point in the middle where the strings come together. It worked fine.
    Last night I did this with bungees ---- for 3 miles. Pizza was still lukewarm, worked fine.

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