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Old 05-31-13, 04:03 PM   #1
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Axrak, the best solution for transporting a guitar...?

Hello.

Has anyone used one of these?
http://www.axrak.com/

Please share your experience with it.

It appears to be the best solution in transporting the guitar. What do you think? How do you transport yours with your bike?
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Old 05-31-13, 05:10 PM   #2
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I transport my bass in a soft-shell case with backpack straps. Way easier than that Axrak looks.
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I like how the inventor found a solution to a problem and took the time to implement it, however I don't think it's a good design or implementation. It's inherently way too unstable. IMO a much better solution is some sort of trailer that keeps the case lower such as the Burley Travoy or something similar.
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I like how the inventor found a solution to a problem and took the time to implement it, however I don't think it's a good design or implementation. It's inherently way too unstable. IMO a much better solution is some sort of trailer that keeps the case lower such as the Burley Travoy or something similar.
Agreed. I refuse to carry a guitar on a bike for a variety of reasons...including the time that I saw a cyclist riding with a guitar strapped to his back forget how much taller it made him, when he hooked the neck on a low tree branch. Other than that, I feel that it would throw off my balance...and given that, I would worry about damaging the guitar if I were to crash.
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I would suggest finding a used child cart or similar at good will etc, too much bulk on the back and that willie nelson rack looks like it would throw off your balance.
I am a professional bassist and I just have the drummer pick me up.
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It appears to be the best solution in transporting the guitar. What do you think? How do you transport yours with your bike?
Best is Debatable.. other Better i'd say ..

the Burly Travoy Trailer?

Or a Big Dummy Or Xtracycle or Trek Transport , Or similar Cargo Long Tail
has lots of room for a Guitar In It's Case on One side ..

Met someone touring the Coast on Her Bike , Singing and selling her self produced CD as she Went.

She had added an Xtracycle kit, to stretch the rear load capacity of her bike..
Rainsong CF Guitar in a EPS foam Light Hard, case seemed the best choice


Me I'm a Mandolin Player , More than A Guitar Player ,, my Burly CoOp made Flat Bed, Trailer,
has enough space for my FG Case and the Amp, in it's padded travel Bag.

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Me I'm a Mandolin Player , More than A Guitar Player ,, my Burly CoOp made Flat Bed, Trailer,
has enough space for my FG Case and the Amp, in it's padded travel Bag.
I would love to see your setup. Any picture?
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...and that willie nelson rack looks like it would throw off your balance.
Willie Nelson rack?


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I am a professional bassist and I just have the drummer pick me up.
Hmm, I shall try that method.
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... I saw a cyclist riding with a guitar strapped to his back forget how much taller it made him, when he hooked the neck on a low tree branch.
Man, that is scary.
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Burley Travoy does look awesome.
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