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  1. #1001
    Senior Member BIGDCYCLES's Avatar
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    Was looking at the little rack on my wife's step thru framed 1962 Schwinn last night thinking it would haul a 12 pack quite nicely. But alas, we are broke so no beer runs for now. I say something and she will come home with a bottle of wine or a 6 pack one of these days.

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    On the two most recent Sundays, I sang in concerts. I put my tux in a garment bag and rolled it up. The first Sunday, I lashed it to my rack. The second Sunday, I shoved it in a pannier. High quality lightweight wool doesn't wrinkle readily, and I didn't look like a mess at all.

    I'm having a lot of fun with panniers and a rack on the front. I should have done this sooner. I thought it would make steering floppy or handling difficult. It doesn't. It feels easier than pedaling with weight on the back. The major downside is the propensity to catch crosswinds.
    I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter. --Blaise Pascal

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    I have been working a lot of mobile events of late so have set up the Burley as my mobile shop... if I have to work in some far reaches of the city I take the bikemobile (my car) if cycling does not serve to be a practical means of getting to and from events.

    It is usually an issue of time management and not the distances that puts me in the car... I much prefer cycling.


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    I just bought a Yuba Mundo last week. My first big load was 9 gallons of water. Wobbly when I first took off but quickly adjusted and the ride home was a breeze.

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    Today was the farmer's market in the west end which is a 30 minute ride out.



    All those tools and supplies are heavy... with the trailer it must be pushing 70 pounds but Forrest hauls things really well and I stayed in the big ring all day.

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    Sixty Fiver, I like the fact that you are a bike mechanic who uses his bike to transport the required tools and equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGDCYCLES View Post
    Sixty Fiver, I like the fact that you are a bike mechanic who uses his bike to transport the required tools and equipment.
    I was talking to people yesterday and they were amazed I rode from my shop to the event... I told them that even with the trailer the difference between driving and cycling the 20 km was less than 10 minutes of travel time and I also did two mobile service calls yesterday.

    The next two events are downtown and as I live centrally these are only a few km away... this is good as the legs could use a rest, yesterday was a 50 km day.

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    went up to Safeway for milk and bananas. Saw a cheap lock cable in the trash can by the front door and at the other door a 40 something guy checking out a couple of bikes,smelled like thief to me.

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    Bottle depot...



    Liquor store...


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    Free bookshelf!


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    Nice

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    I hauled my Pixie bike to work a few days ago.


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    I took an old TV on my trailer to a recycling center. I mostly read LCF, but UC is worth a look, since I haul 50-100 pounds several times a week.

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    My heaviest measured load is 140 pounds.

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    Took about a 10 km ride to work with a couple hundred pounds of flesh, textbooks, binder, computer etc. will probably hit the liquor store for a case of beer, and then pick up some donair on the way home. This will add about another 7-8 km to the trip home, but no climb. I unfortunately gotta climb about 150 ft right outta the driveway to go anywhere.

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    Today I made my first real "Costco run" with my trailer. I would define it a complete success. I hauled a couple of weeks worth of groceries up through my hilly area, roughly ten kilometers round-trip. My cheap trailer was perfectly fine. I just need a 12V car horn to deal with rude motorists and brainless SUV drivers.
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    Had to help a friend mow, wouldn't fit in the car so road the 2 miles to his house to help him out.




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    Went to a bicycle safety event with SixtyFiver




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    I made up for driving to the last event... hauled in the racks and gear for Canada Day bike parking and our estimate was 475-500 pounds on a trailer that is apparently only rated for 300.


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    Had intended to go to Lowes for plant food...ended up with this. And, a few large flats of plants. It all fit back there. Somehow.


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