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    Widest load you've hauled

    In some states it may be legal to haul a load up to eight feet wide without special permits. The widest load I've carried was 25 inches wide.

    Show me your stupid wide load, you know you want to. I saw a great thread here recently about cargo bikes in China, which gave me the impression that it's common to make a bed above the fenders that extends well beyond on each side. Any Chinese peasants or other crazies reading this who roll that way?
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    Widest.


    Longest.

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    This is the widest I have a photo of, although there have been wider. I used to service industrial tricycles for a plant that was about 2.5 km from my shop.
    I didn't have the Big Dummy tow bike at the time, so this was how I transported them.
    http://cid-c5aa741102f41823.skydrive...rike%20001.jpg

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    Ouch! Immediately pwned by a two wheeler! I knew I shoulda started a "tallest load" thread!

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    Burkhart, nice rig. Four axles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Burkhart, nice rig. Four axles!

    How about one with 8 axles.
    http://cid-c5aa741102f41823.skydrive...Road%20007.jpg
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    No kidding, you were an ice road trucker?

    I don't have cable, but I saw a few minutes of that show at my sister's house. It looks nuts. Makes my job look like a picnic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    No kidding, you were an ice road trucker?

    I don't have cable, but I saw a few minutes of that show at my sister's house. It looks nuts. Makes my job look like a picnic.
    I only did it for one season, 2007. I was going to go back for the '08 season, but business got in the way.
    If what I'm doing now doesn't pan out long term, I will probably go back.

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    badidea.jpg

    How's this? I cut about 25 5' lengths of bamboo to build tomato cages and carried them about a mile or so. For future reference, this is a ver' bad idea as its inertia swings things wildly around. At one point I lightly clipped a phone pole and thought my death was imminent.

    Next time I'll use the trailer, which is why I got the durn thing in the first place.

    I need to complement Surly on thier racks as mine have been sorely abused at some points.
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    Front loaded. Holy smoke! I think we have a winner.

    So it didn't make your bike easier to balance like those long poles wire walkers carry?

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    Don't have a picture, but I built a 2-wheel trailer that is about 4' wide, and haul equally wide loads on occasion.

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    Sure, a guy who calls himself fotooutdoors doesn't have a photo of his bike trailer. Could you borrow a camera or something? Welcome to bike forums!

    Bloompedal has a pretty wide trailer too but I guess he doesn't want to show it off here either. I think his is closer to three feet wide.
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    Yeah, pretty lame for me not to have a picture . The trailer is currently out of operation due to a breakdown (cracked frame) of the bike I usually use to haul it with. Just have been lazy about transferring the hitch to my other bike. At any rate, just ran out, took a pict, and measured its width (at the wheels) to be just over 3 1/2 feet. Leaning against the house for now... Moving soon, and trying to decide if it's worthwhile to even bring (pretty rough construction). Thanks for the welcome (even if you doubted me). The picture, anyways

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    Interesting design, with the crutches. I guess you won't be splitting lanes or riding on the sidewalk with that in tow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Interesting design, with the crutches. I guess you won't be splitting lanes or riding on the sidewalk with that in tow.
    Not at all. I designed it to haul folding tables (2 or 3) and several large plastic bins. I have loaded it up to over 150 pounds, but don't tow it too far or fast. Not the most sturdy design, but quick (probably 2-3 hours after I have parts), and cheap ($8 in crutches is my grand total-the rest was dumpster dove).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotooutdoors View Post
    Moving soon, and trying to decide if it's worthwhile to even bring
    Well of course you should - how else are you going to move?
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