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Old 04-15-19, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by phile View Post

that mannequin has gotta be painted for a gallery show next month, so no can do travelling around with it. i did think about finding a way to have a lil hula girl though
You can make it into a life size dashboard hula dancer! On a bike! Because.....because it'd be awesome! That's why

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Old 04-15-19, 10:54 AM
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I once saw a man in a tutu riding a bike on the local MUP. Y'all are lucky I didn't get a photo. Come to think of it, maybe I'm the lucky one.
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Old 04-15-19, 11:05 AM
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My dad got remarried when I was in Jr. High school and bought another house after living in an apartment for a few years. I decided a full sized metal trash can would be the perfect wedding/house warming present and rode to the hardware store to buy him one on my English 3 speed. The people in the hardware store were wondering how I was going to take it with me and were pretty surprised that I could ride with it (I used the shoulder strap for an army surplus bag and the rear rack for the trip) and so was my dad when I rode up to his office with it. The trip wasn't that far, but was pretty memorable for the people that saw me.
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Old 04-15-19, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
You can make it into a life size dashboard hula dancer! On a bike! Because.....because it'd be awesome! That's why

solid reasoning here!
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Old 04-15-19, 03:45 PM
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I use my trailer a lot. So, not really "on the bike".



The washing machine was actually pretty light.

There is a giant teddy bear at Goodwill... if I only knew someone who needed a giant teddy bear, it would make for a spectacular bike cargo.
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Old 04-15-19, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I use my trailer a lot. So, not really "on the bike".



The washing machine was actually pretty light.

There is a giant teddy bear at Goodwill... if I only knew someone who needed a giant teddy bear, it would make for a spectacular bike cargo.
You put a whole new meaning to Frankenbike. Very interesting build. But glad I'm not pedaling it
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Old 04-15-19, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Gerry221 View Post
Me
Same. When I see my reflection in a building's glass while riding by, I'm aghast.
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Old 04-15-19, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I use my trailer a lot. So, not really "on the bike".

The washing machine was actually pretty light.

There is a giant teddy bear at Goodwill... if I only knew someone who needed a giant teddy bear, it would make for a spectacular bike cargo.
Hmmm. Just a touch too much tongue weight.

Unless you like riding a wheelie the entire trip.
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Old 04-15-19, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hillyman View Post
You put a whole new meaning to Frankenbike. Very interesting build. But glad I'm not pedaling it
Frankenbike?

Steyr Clubman front end.
Mongoose Massif rear end
A bit of Magna (rear supports)
Some book shelf in the rack.
Schwinn front wheel.


Not quite sure what the frames the trailer frame was cut out of originally were. Door frames?

And, some Schwinn OCC 16" trailer wheels.

And, some moped tires purchased new (not requiring the sacrifice of a bike).





I can't imagine why you'd call it a Frankenbike.

It may well need some more major transplants sometime.
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Old 04-15-19, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I use my trailer a lot. So, not really "on the bike".
This only really counts if you then used that milling machine to make or modify bike parts...
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Old 04-15-19, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by UniChris View Post
This only really counts if you then used that milling machine to make or modify bike parts...
That was the plan. But, it hasn't been put to much use yet.

The trailer dropouts above were milled on my South Bend mill.

I've had a few parts on the lathe.
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Old 04-15-19, 07:06 PM
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I used to be into historic fencing and where we practiced at the time was within biking distance. With a bit of creativity, bungey cords, Velcro straps, a rear rack, carabiener's and a pack I was able to carry all my gear lol. (don't worry the sword is a blunt trainer lol)


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Old 04-15-19, 07:19 PM
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Old 04-16-19, 02:39 PM
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I once dragged a giant pile of brush to a beach party fire at night. stuck a bike light in the middle of it thinking it would help cars not drive into it
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Old 04-16-19, 09:16 PM
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I don't buy it. I have a Westy and a bike and a level, compacted gravel driveway.
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Old 04-17-19, 07:48 AM
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Last week my Silca Tattico onboard pump broke while in use. So for a few days I rode with a floor pump on the rear rack.
When I went on my weeklong bike tour down Hwy 1 in CA, I strapped my properfoot pump to my rear rack. A little portable pump never gets my tires inflated to the proper pressure and I was riding through areas where it could be a loonnng way to the next lbs. Fortunately, I had no flat tires. But I did lend it to another rider in Big Sur with a slow leak in his back wheel. He was mighty glad to see that big pump and easily get some air into his tire!
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Old 04-17-19, 07:55 AM
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I don't buy it. I have a Westy and a bike and a level, compacted gravel driveway.
Busted!

Shift linkage broke in the middle of Nevada. I had to do something to make light of the situation! Then we drove back to the S.F. Bay Area in 3rd gear.
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Old 04-17-19, 08:11 AM
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I took a young lady named Shannon to my buddy's house for a party. She sat on the saddle while I stood and pedaled.
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Old 04-17-19, 08:39 AM
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I guess the most ridiculous things I've taken on my bike are a few of my friends (one at a time though). Usually on the handlebar - I have found this to be the most comfortable position for an illegal passenger, have sat myself there too.

Apart from that, a sack of potatoes, a bucketful of water in one hand, I think some gardening tools like a spade or a rake have been on my bike too.
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Originally Posted by mchb View Post
I used to be into historic fencing and where we practiced at the time was within biking distance. With a bit of creativity, bungey cords, Velcro straps, a rear rack, carabiener's and a pack I was able to carry all my gear lol. (don't worry the sword is a blunt trainer lol)

Pretty cool. Been a few times I wished I had a sword on my bike.
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Old 04-17-19, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I use my trailer a lot. So, not really "on the bike".



The washing machine was actually pretty light.

There is a giant teddy bear at Goodwill... if I only knew someone who needed a giant teddy bear, it would make for a spectacular bike cargo.
Ye gods, I hope you have good brakes on that thing and that you don't go down any hills.
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Old 04-17-19, 03:05 PM
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I was carrying my car's wheels, a few days ago..

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Old 04-18-19, 05:08 AM
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As promised.

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Old 04-18-19, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
As promised.

Just seems normal for a Surly. And I do love a Surly.
Is there anything crazier priced than a bundle of firewood?
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Old 04-18-19, 08:38 AM
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Just seems normal for a Surly. And I do love a Surly.
Is there anything crazier priced than a bundle of firewood?
It's more about the racks. I wouldn't try that with cheap racks. Understand that I rode close to a mile. Not easy with an unbalanced, top heavy load. Have ridden further with similar loads of wood. And I cannot remember exactly how much they cost, but I remember thinking they were pretty inexpensive. This was in DE. At NJ state parks, a similar bag with fire starter is $6.
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