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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.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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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.


  4. #1004
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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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