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Hamburger and Fries, and a Spare Wheel to go please.

Old 01-16-22, 01:06 AM
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Hamburger and Fries, and a Spare Wheel to go please.

this is the rack bracket>
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Cool but for what purpose? I guess if I was a Jack Lauterwasser type riding to races but then I wouldn't want a rack on the bike and seat post rack could move easily and with two wheels on it could get dangerous. The only times I am transporting wheels is generally to work or home and usually not by bike though once that would have been handy but would have needed to be for a boost spaced front wheel and that was only because I screwed up and didn't measure the wheel I was planning on using and though because the rear was boost and they were using front boost wheels on other bikes in the similar line this would also be boost and I was wrong so I had to swap wheels with a co-worker (who hadn't used that bike in a year or two) for the night and bring the wheel back in the morning and didn't have use of my wheel bag as that was in use at the shop.
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if you do not know why then there is no need to ask.
some people will understand, most will not.
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Originally Posted by cjenrick
if you do not know why then there is no need to ask.
some people will understand, most will not.
You sound like a passive aggressive spouse
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Originally Posted by cjenrick
if you do not know why then there is no need to ask.
some people will understand, most will not.
IMO, a CRAPPY ANSWER
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Originally Posted by cjenrick
if you do not know why then there is no need to ask.
Strange logic. I always thought NOT knowing was the reason to ask questions.
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I get the spare wheel, but not the hamburger and fries, you canít ride a bicycle through the drive through where I live. Hamburger and fries will give you a spare tire though, thatís what I thought this thread would be about.
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Flats pose a challenge for some. This is apparently a way to get it to the shop for expert repair.
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He now has a 3 wheeled vehicle and will qualify for service at the drive thru.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
Flats pose a challenge for some. This is apparently a way to get it to the shop for expert repair.
I just carry a spare bike. Better safe than sorry.
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Should mount a kickstand and a rear brake to complete the bike.

And if I may speak frankly without being negative.... that's the stupidest think I have ever seen.

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Old 01-16-22, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel
And if I may speak frankly without being negative.... that's the stupidest think I have ever seen.
Yeah, nothing negative about that feedback!

I think this may be the same poster who, a while back, was asking how to build a rack for carrying an entire spare rear wheel...Because he commutes on his bike and has difficulty changing a tube in cold weather. While I can sympathize with the problem, I think other posters offered numerous simpler suggestions than carrying an entire spare wheel. Hell, I can think of two or three off the top of my head, and I'm not very clever.
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Wouldn't a notch in the rack be more convenient than a hole? One could then secure the wheel without unscrewing the nut on the end. In the same vein maybe make the bracket thicker so that the length of the skewer does not have to be changed from rack to bike.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
I think this may be the same poster who, a while back, was asking how to build a rack for carrying an entire spare rear wheel...Because he commutes on his bike and has difficulty changing a tube in cold weather.
If that's the case, the ever popular 12v truck battery could be a useful addition. Power a small heater, work light, impact driver, Keurig....
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Originally Posted by cjenrick
if you do not know why then there is no need to ask.
some people will understand, most will not.
I don't think you know how questions work.

Originally Posted by tkamd73
you canít ride a bicycle through the drive through where I live.
Thankfully one of the good things to come from the pandemic is curbside pickup which eliminates that discrimination.

Originally Posted by Koyote
I think this may be the same poster who, a while back, was asking how to build a rack for carrying an entire spare rear wheel...Because he commutes on his bike and has difficulty changing a tube in cold weather.
This would be a good solution for riders who worry about paper spacers failing in wet weather as well.
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I guess I'm one of those people who doesn't get it?

Maybe so you can ride your slicks to the trailhead, and swap your knobbies on when the pavement ends?
(But I see a Marathon and a Gatorskin, so both = street tires)
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Thanks to Pratt for the notch suggestion!

wheel change now down to 27 seconds.

and we made a spacer so we can lock the quick release lever. this also allows the 2 springs to be added as before, they would get mashed up since we had to screw in the release lever past the axle.

the spacer, about 0.187",also means that the QR will be set for the same thickness as the dropouts.

of course we drilled the spacer out to save weight.

you have seen cars following riders in the Tour with a rack full of wheels, think of this as the wheel without the car, so we save towing the car behind us which would be a drag on the climbs.

obviously if you are the SoCal type who goes out riding in gangs, but only when it gets to be 63 degrees or warmer then you are not going to comprehend this thread.
for those 67 year olds who have been out alone on a night ride, 25 miles from nowhere at 11 PM in the rain at 34 degrees, then you will understand completely.

notched bracket and spacer>
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Originally Posted by cjenrick
Thanks to Pratt for the notch suggestion!

wheel change now down to 27 seconds.

and we made a spacer so we can lock the quick release lever. this also allows the 2 springs to be added as before, they would get mashed up since we had to screw in the release lever past the axle.

the spacer, about 0.187",also means that the QR will be set for the same thickness as the dropouts.

of course we drilled the spacer out to save weight.

you have seen cars following riders in the Tour with a rack full of wheels, think of this as the wheel without the car, so we save towing the car behind us which would be a drag on the climbs.

obviously if you are the SoCal type who goes out riding in gangs, but only when it gets to be 63 degrees or warmer then you are not going to comprehend this thread.
for those 67 year olds who have been out alone on a night ride, 25 miles from nowhere at 11 PM in the rain at 34 degrees, then you will understand completely.

notched bracket and spacer>
Is this a tandem?
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Originally Posted by cjenrick
for those 67 year olds who have been out alone on a night ride, 25 miles from nowhere at 11 PM in the rain at 34 degrees, then you will understand completely.
I'm way too smart to ever ride a bike in those conditions.
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wheel mounted with the new notch and spacer.

you want to fab and mount the bracket so that when the wheel is mounted , there will be a contact point between the tire and the rack (red arrow) which will take most of the lateral load off the skewer so it does not fatigue with road vibration and snap.

the whole point of this thread is to show how easy it is to carry an extra wheel if so inclined.

i knew it would not be as mainstream as , say, a thread on "How do you like Universal Mod 61 Brake Calipers" or such.
and therefore the dissension was fully anticipated so flame away!


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I prefer to carry a spare tube, pump and tire levers.
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Koyote it is so much fun to do those crazy rides you won't believe it. And you get this macho feeling if you make it home.
We even have a waterproof sound system cranking out the jams, and a Big Blue scuba diving light good to 300 feet for extra dependability. And yes, i hear a lot of coyotes out on these rides, because when it gets cold, they start to hunt, and when they kill a chicken, they start howling to celebrate.

is my chit together or is my chit together?


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Don't you need to carry two spare wheels?
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I was expecting to actually see a burger and fries. I once finished a long weekend tour with a blackberry pie duct taped to the platform of my front rack. Not a crack despite some 45 miles.
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