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Old 08-21-08, 01:41 PM
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What's the biggest thing you're carried on your bike?

I wanted to let the forum know about a contest we're doing at my blog, AustinBikeBlog.org. We're asking people to submit photos of the largest haul they've carried on their bikes. We're going to give away a Brooks B17 saddle to the winner and other cool stuff for 2nd and 3rd place.

So what's the biggest thing you've hauled on your bike?

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Old 08-21-08, 01:56 PM
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50 bux worth of chinese food.
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Old 08-21-08, 02:04 PM
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2 houseplants, both about 5 feet tall, and some pots. Stuffed the plant in my ortlieb rollers and left the top open, pots on the rack with some bungees . It was a slow ride home, but i made it all in one piece.
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LOL - a whole bike was physically bigger, but two cases of beer were a heck of a lot heavier.
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Old 08-21-08, 02:16 PM
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Your mom....ohhh. (What! "your momma's so fat" jokes aren't in anymore?)
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Originally Posted by bikinpolitico View Post
So what's the biggest thing you've hauled on your bike?
ON my bike, or WITH my bike? Big difference there.
I've hauled a serious stack of FedEx boxes held onto my racks with ratchet straps, but I've moved a couch with my old trailer.
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Old 08-21-08, 02:24 PM
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A 13 foot 6 by 2 pine plank through my home town.
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
ON my bike, or WITH my bike?
I'd say both count for this thread.
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Old 08-21-08, 02:28 PM
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I have no picture, but two 40l-bags of firewood plus all-together 25kg groceries on my steering wheel and the carrier. No fun.
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Old 08-21-08, 07:47 PM
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i carried home a you-assemble-it desk from Office Max, but i cheated. my wife steered the bike walking while the box was resting on the top tube with me carrying the other end. =)
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Years ago (late 90's), I found a perfectly good La-Z-Boy (sp?) recliner on the side of the road and I didn't have a car to pick it up. So I borrowed a friend's touring bike trailer, hooked it up to my Rockhopper, and carried that thing for over 2 miles. But then I was young...and stupid...and I had a crappy bike.

It was almost like this...


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About 40 lbs of groceries in my large internal frame back pack.
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A video projector I had to send back for service. In its box it wasn't heavy, about 15 pounds, but the box was probably about 13x18x24 inches. I put it on the rack with some ratcheting cargo straps.
I've also hauled a few pieces of 8 foot lumber strapped lengthways with zip ties.
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(Not at the same time):
-Old computer case (heavier gauge steel)
-Big document box (when I was a messenger)
-A big synthetic grass rug (for a Parc-In)
-A case of 24 bottles of beer
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Old 08-23-08, 05:26 AM
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2" thick plank of beech-wood rescued from a skip.
Softwood pine planks are much lighter and easier
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Old 08-23-08, 05:28 AM
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Can't believe no one has posted this one:

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Strapped a 50 pound car battery to the top of a my old black burn mountain rack and then rode 10 miles. It did not feel good. Weight wise I've had close to that in panniers.
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4 12-packs and that was bit much.
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Old 08-24-08, 04:47 PM
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damn...you guys got me. But so far no one has posted anything about having to carry 2 katana's on your back from a friends house to be used as props. I've also had to carry some large boxes weighing 20lbs and had to do it on my handlebars because at the time I did not have a rack..and that was interesting. Carrying a rack with panniers and what I need for classes and a change of clothes is heavy enough for me to notice, can't imagine carrying trees...
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I've strapped 6 folding chairs to my rear rack and later that week found a perfectly good papasan chair. i've got pics of the papasan ordeal someplace. the folder chairs were probably near 40lbs total. the papasan chair was enourmous but lightweight.
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My canoe.


75 lb. canoe loaded for a combination bass fishing/duck hunting trip weighs, I estimate, about 150 lbs.

Loaded just for inshore saltwater fishing I recently did ~19 miles one way.
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Just put up this week's best entries in our contest at : http://austinbikeblog.org/?p=410.

We're accepting entries until the end of September, so if you got pics and want to win cool stuff, shoot us an e-mail through our site.
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