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Old 01-22-17, 01:58 PM
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New IKEA trailer

I loaded it up with about 60lbs of music gear that I took across town to my sons house. It worked like a charm.
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Sweet, looks nice!
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Old 01-22-17, 03:48 PM
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Its hard to tell you have a trailer unloaded, but with a big load it kind of pushes me around a bit. After 2-3 miles I had the hang of it. IKEA had a bunch of nice bike stuff. Real nice town style panniers for 30.00. Great ponchos for 6.99 and a cool little coffee press for 7.99. My first trip to IKEA and I was struck by what an amazing marketing experience it is. They have capitalism down big time.

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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
Its hard to tell you have a trailer unloaded, but with a big load it kind of pushes me around a bit. After 2-3 miles I had the hang of it. IKEA had a bunch of nice bike stuff. Real nice town style panniers for 30.00. Great ponchos for 6.99 and a cool little coffee press for 7.99. My first trip to IKEA and I was struck by what an amazing marketing experience it is. They have capitalism down big time.
Yes, for some a coffee press is essential bike gear. Nice trailer. I've toyed with the idea of a trailer, but Colorado Springs isn't as flat as Peoria.
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Let me tell you Peoria isn't as flat as you think. Its not Colorado but its a river town with steep bluffs. I like to descend and c!imb the bluffs 4-5 times a week. Really I am not very fast but I find the hills a gas. Now Chicago is a flat town. Chicago kids come down here to go to college and I see them pushing their bikes up the hills. I always wave when I ride by
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It looks great!
I'll have to go check out my Ikea tomorrow and see what they've got. Wasn't expecting the bike items to be in yet...I get lost in there for hours though so I try not to stop in too often lol I don't even like shopping, but that store can really pull you in.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
I loaded it up with about 60lbs of music gear that I took across town to my sons house. It worked like a charm.
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Old 01-23-17, 05:53 AM
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I loaded it up with about 60lbs of music gear that I took across town to my sons house. It worked like a charm.
How does it connect to your bike?
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I don't use an IKEA; but I do use a trailer and feel that they make handling large loads, on a bicycle, significantly more practical.
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Old 01-23-17, 06:25 AM
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How does it connect to your bike?
There is a pin that goes under the quick release on my rear wheel. The tow bar from the trailer slides over the pin. The bar has a coil spring to flex so the trailer can deal with the bike turning or leaning. If you turn sharp enough for long enough the trailer will slide when it is empty. Takes a real effort tho.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
and a cool little coffee press for 7.99. My first trip to IKEA and I was struck by what an amazing marketing experience it is. They have capitalism down big time.
Have to check out the press. I need a new, compact one for tours. Can you drink directly from it?

The first Ikea in the U.S. was a bit outside of Philadelphia, my home town. It was wildly popular from day 1. They built a larger one in the 'burbs because they outgrew their original home. There is also a huge one in the city now.

One issue these days with two-wheeled trailers is the placement of ruble strips, especially out west. The placement can sometimes force one to ride partially in the lane.
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Have to check out the press. I need a new, compact one for tours. Can you drink directly from it?

The first Ikea in the U.S. was a bit outside of Philadelphia, my home town. It was wildly popular from day 1. They built a larger one in the 'burbs because they outgrew their original home. There is also a huge one in the city now.

One issue these days with two-wheeled trailers is the placement of ruble strips, especially out west. The placement can sometimes force one to ride partially in the lane.
The presses they sell are just presses. I am not going to tour with the trailer I just wanted less excuse to use a car. When I tour whatever won't fit on the bike stays home.

I still am stunned by how big the store was. Guess I need to get out more.
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I still am stunned by how big the store was. Guess I need to get out more.
Trivia for your next party: Ikea is the world's largest consumer of wood, using 1% of the supply every year.

Here's another one for you: What is the largest purchaser of wine and spirits in the U.S.?
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Trivia for your next party: Ikea is the world's largest consumer of wood, using 1% of the supply every year.

Here's another one for you: What is the largest purchaser of wine and spirits in the U.S.?
This guy says Costco: https://www.quora.com/Who-are-the-la...s-in-the-world $3 Billion is not too shabby. I have heard that New Jersey has an iron fist over the liquor licenses. Only so many are issued and that's it. So I see stores like Whole Foods move the liquor from one location to another. Or some just sell the license since its so lucrative. Would hate to ask how much $$ one would be...
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This guy says Costco: https://www.quora.com/Who-are-the-la...s-in-the-world $3 Billion is not too shabby. I have heard that New Jersey has an iron fist over the liquor licenses. Only so many are issued and that's it. So I see stores like Whole Foods move the liquor from one location to another. Or some just sell the license since its so lucrative. Would hate to ask how much $$ one would be...
That's sales, not purchases. I believe that Pennsylvania is largest single purchaser of wine and spirits. Until a few months ago, when grocery stores were allowed to start selling wine, all sales of wine and booze in PA were made by the state in state-owned stores staffed by state employees. The state bought all the wine and booze itself for resale. Combine that with the large population of the state, and you have a huge monopoly.
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That's sales, not purchases. I believe that Pennsylvania is largest single purchaser of wine and spirits. Until a few months ago, when grocery stores were allowed to start selling wine, all sales of wine and booze in PA were made by the state in state-owned stores staffed by state employees. The state bought all the wine and booze itself for resale. Combine that with the large population of the state, and you have a huge monopoly.
Ah, purchaser. Misread it. Interesting that the state of PA does all of the purchases. Sounds like they're double dipping. They get the sale profit in addition to the tax, no?
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I still am stunned by how big the store was. Guess I need to get out more.
Fun, but it sucks when you just need one thing and you have to walk a mile to get it. Pro tip for the sheer duration the trip will take: if you sign up for the free Ikea Family card, you can get a free tea or coffee (or sometimes in the summer frozen yougurt) to walk around the store with.

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Ah, purchaser. Misread it. Interesting that the state of PA does all of the purchases. Sounds like they're double dipping. They get the sale profit in addition to the tax, no?
Lots of states and some provinces operate this way. Michigan does it for liquor, but not beer/wine. Ontario did it for everything, but they started trialing beer and wine at a few select grocery stores at the end of last year.
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Here's another one for you: What is the largest purchaser of wine and spirits in the U.S.?
I'm sure the Catholic Church is one of the largest purchasers of wine.

Each parish purchases on their own however, so there is likely no way to know for sure.

Altar wine isn't cheap.
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I'm pretty sure I am the largest purchaser of wine
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
The presses they sell are just presses. I am not going to tour with the trailer I just wanted less excuse to use a car. When I tour whatever won't fit on the bike stays home.

I still am stunned by how big the store was. Guess I need to get out more.
First time I went I knew why they had a restaurant in the middle of the store.
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