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Old 04-11-11, 11:06 AM
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attach bmx pegs to my commuter

i was wondering do BMX pegs just thread onto a standard axle?
I have a bolted axle on the rear of my commuter and I was thinking I could put bmx pegs to make carrying passengers a little nicer.

Is that how they work? I probably have 1 cm of extra axle on which to thread.
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Define standard, ... Kids BMX bikes have gone to a 14mm axles now ,
for Jumping and other tricks..
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A friend of mine did this to his mountain bike and bent two axels in one year. So yes, they do make some pegs that will fit a standard axel. His typical passenger was ~160lbs. You may have better luck or a better axel. Axels are cheap. Maybe buy a spare before you start the experiment.
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The pegs are not make to carry passenger on a bike, they are make for the rider of a bmx to do his tricks on. Yes the pegs can and will bent the axle .
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Not addressing the possible fit of the pegs on the axle but the liability you would be taking on by carrying a "passenger" that way is scary. Even Canada has enough liability laws and plaintiff's lawyers to make this a real bad idea.
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Old 04-11-11, 05:52 PM
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damn i was planning to carry my wife but if you say they WILL break then i suppose I wont.
I really want to be able to carry a person on my bike and I cant fit a larger than normal bike in my elevator
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Originally Posted by chico1st
damn i was planning to carry my wife but if you say they WILL break then i suppose I wont.
I really want to be able to carry a person on my bike and I cant fit a larger than normal bike in my elevator
You need a tandem or an xtracyle and a larger elevator
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Depending on the size/weight of your wife, perhaps one of the trailer bikes made for kids would work. Not sure of the weight rating but would accomplish what you want if she is small enough.
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see here is what i dont get home come everyone else in the world has like 1-4 passengers on 1 normal bike.
Do they do it with no regards to safety? or is there something im missing?
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Originally Posted by chico1st
damn i was planning to carry my wife but if you say they WILL break then i suppose I wont.
I really want to be able to carry a person on my bike and I cant fit a larger than normal bike in my elevator
Actually a tandem will fit most elevators if you roll it in vertically on it's back wheel.
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You could try the old frame standers that hooked over the chainstay and slid behind the axle nut. They will not bend the axle.
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Big dummy/ Xtracycle longtails make good people carriers too .

only 15" longer..
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Originally Posted by chico1st
see here is what i dont get home come everyone else in the world has like 1-4 passengers on 1 normal bike.
Do they do it with no regards to safety? or is there something im missing?
You don't happen to live in a circus town do you?
Seems it's always the Canadians who come up with these questions.
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MTBs that have nutted axles these days are typically 7-speed freewheels and use pretty cheap axles. I bent many an axle in the 6-speed freewheel days.

Maybe some long-enough really strong solid axles are out there...

Seems like a constant 160 lb. extra load on the pegs would be better than a rider landing on the pegs from a 6" or so above the ledge to grind on it. That kind of sudden force should be better at bending axles.

Freehub with solid axle might help. Seems like you'd have to rebuild one to get that, though.
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today i saw some kids on a bmx.. one was pedaling, another was standing on the rear pegs, and another was sitting on the handle bars
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Originally Posted by frantik
today i saw some kids on a bmx.. one was pedaling, another was standing on the rear pegs, and another was sitting on the handle bars
i did that all the time as a kid of course we only weighed 100 or so lbs, not to mention 20 inch bmx wheels should be stronger than a 26inch mtb wheel
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Originally Posted by frantik
today i saw some kids on a bmx.. one was pedaling, another was standing on the rear pegs, and another was sitting on the handle bars
Kid do things with no regard to safety, theirs or anyone else's. But adults should know better and have more to lose if something goes wrong.
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this has got to be one of the stupidest post I have ever read. if you want to carry passengers get a tandem or a pedal rikshaw.
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Old 04-14-11, 12:24 PM
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ouch, i dont think that something that is common place in europe and asia can be considered the "stupidest post ever"
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There's a couple nearby, the guy rides the bike and the lady sits on a rack, side saddle.

They're both very petite, so that works in their favor. I'm almost sure they used this rack.

So long as you've a decent rear-wheel and strong axle, you'd be fine.

Bending/breaking an axle isn't a big deal, they're very inexpensive and readily available. Less than a round trip for two on the bus.

A couple of places here in the states have a law against second passengers on bicycles not built/equipped for that task (child seat/Xtra cycle style.) If that's not the case in your area, I'd go for it.

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My vote's for the sparkly banana seat.......with a sissy bar.......and a flag.....with a maple leaf. <<<<grabs wrench and head's for the recyclery>>>>
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Looks like it may be against the law in Ontario

"HTA 178(2) - Passengers
Passengers are not allowed on a bicycle designed for one person. Set fine: $85.00"https://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pub...ction5.0.shtml

Don't want to run afoul of the OPP.
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Interesting. People are "allowed" to potentially kill themselves on mtn bikes, but can't carry a passenger. Glad I live in AR. We can hurt ourselves all we want....for free!

No banana seat for you! (too bad.....they're so fetching)
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Originally Posted by blamp28
Looks like it may be against the law in Ontario

"HTA 178(2) - Passengers
Passengers are not allowed on a bicycle designed for one person. Set fine: $85.00"https://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pub...ction5.0.shtml

Don't want to run afoul of the OPP.
No $hit! Last week the RCMP tazered an 11 year old!
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au contraire

From the Arkansas Code:
28-813
27-49-111. Use of bicycles or animals.

Every person riding a bicycle or an animal, or driving any animal drawing a vehicle upon a highway, shall have all the rights and all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except those provisions of this act which by their nature can have no applicability.

AND

27-35-104. Riding in spaces not for passengers.

(a) No person shall ride on any vehicle upon any portion of the vehicle not designed or intended for the use of passengers.

(b) This section shall not apply to any employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty or to persons riding within bodies of trucks in space intended for merchandise.

HISTORY: Acts 1937, No. 300, 141; Pope's Dig., 6801; A.S.A. 1947, 75-803.



Looks like you can legislate away stupidity. Not saying it is enforced but it appears to be just as illegal there as it is most places.
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