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How can I carry a pizza on my bike?

Old 05-05-06, 07:52 AM
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Get a calzone instead. Throw it in a ziplock bag if you like and you are good to go.
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Originally Posted by nodnerb
That's cool. I've probably seen you at some point at kp. I'm more an off road guy myself. Getting a bit into freeride n' such. You're not that guy that rides all over the city with a car stereo system(10" or 12" sub, 6x9s and all) strapped to the back of his bike smirking like we're the morons, are you? You ever seen that guy? That boy ain't right I tells ya.
Good job for riding at all in this windy cold weather.
Are you kidding? That isn't me. I have seen that guy though, and he definately isn't all there. How the hell does he change songs? That bike must weigh about 100 LBS with all of that crap on it. I can't believe we saw some snow on May 4th WTF is that all about?
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Here's a pizza carrying Singlespeed:
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Brother, I wouldn't carry anything !!! Last year I was vacationing on the Outer Banks. I rented a hybrid bike just to cruise around on during the week. One day I went to the store to pick up a couple of things and saw a cool puzzle, the box was kinda big but I thought no problem. I was riding back along Route 12 on the shoulder and BOOM !!! -- I was on the ground !!! Road rash, two big bloody spots on my shoulder and left arm. What happened ??? The wind caught the bag and swung it around between my left leg and the handlebar. When my knee came up, the box jerked the handlebar to the right and BAM !! Pavement !!! It was so fast I couldn't believe it !! So needless to say, I ain't carrying nuthin' again !!!!!
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Originally Posted by Crazy Cyclist
Are you kidding? That isn't me. I have seen that guy though, and he definately isn't all there. How the hell does he change songs? That bike must weigh about 100 LBS with all of that crap on it. I can't believe we saw some snow on May 4th WTF is that all about?
Yeah, I was kidding. That guy is hilarious though. The best part is how he eyeballs and laughs at other people as he drives by like he just 'knows' we are all jealous. I always wanted to push him over and steal his system. It's not in my demeanor to do something like that but it would have been soooo funny.
There is another old guy that has a big plexiglass window like on a model t style car and a roof mounted to his 30 year old bike. He seems less cocky about his ride though.
Today isn't much nicer weather wise. Oh well, we had an early spring and a mild winter so can't complain too much.
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Here's what I've done to get a x-large pizza to fit my rear-rack (try riding with full-size box in NYC streets...). Open the box and separate the pizza into two semi-circles. Lay one half on top of the other so the entire pizza only occupies 1/2 the box. Do this with the top layer face-up so that the crust keeps things separated (don't fold, pick up and lay down the 2nd half on top of the other). Then close up the box and fold the empty section over. This then fits nicely on the rear rack and bungie it down.
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Old 05-05-06, 03:16 PM
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Something tells me that carry a large, hot pizza on your bike would attract every dog in a 2 mile radius resulting in an uber-chase.
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Any chance you could get them not to slice it? A quick-release skewer through the center and .......
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i brought home a pizza, box and all, the other day. i was on my fixed gear conversion with riser bars (link) i placed the box on my handlebars, and had both hands on part of the bars and part of the box. since i didnt need the brakes really it was probably a bit easier. but still feasible. rode home a mile or so in city traffic. i mean, i did make a questionable right turn and ended up flipping off a school bus, but that **** fed me for two days so i'm okay with that.
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If I can carry a 50lb bag of lawn fertilizer balanced on my front handlebars, you can handle a pizza.
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The box would probably be too flexible given the roughness of roads. Strap the box to a right sized sheet of plywood or other rigid/flat material.
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How can I carry a pizza on my bike?


Very carefully.
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Well, to add more to this...if I can transport an entire ottoman (still in box), a paper shredder w/basket, and 5lbs of beef jerky, all on a standard rear rack, using only bungie cords....you can get a pizza to fit


YOU CAN DO IIIIIITTTT!!!!!
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The other weekend, I saw a guy walking his bike along the footpath. On the rear rack was a decent sized TV with 2 full plastic shopping bags on each handlebar. I reckon he had found the TV left out on the roadside, well it was the local garbage "Clean-up' week. The TV was bungy-corded on, but he had a hand supporting it for good measure. Like I said, it was a big TV.
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Ugh....once it goes over 45lbs, I start getting nervous. that's about the time I start looking to borrow someone's adult trike, or a bike-trailer.

Only so much weight I'll trust to a pot-metal screw and two water bottle bolts (how my rack is mounted...I lost the mount hardware during my last move )
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Old 05-08-06, 09:31 PM
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Balance ...

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While riding along a major bicycle path in Cape Cod, A pizza delivery boy passed me by. He was riding like crazy and he was holding the pizza he was delivering in front of him. The tricky part of it was that he held it in his arms and not even his hands were touching the handlebars. How he did it I don't know.

I don't recommend that you try this.
I used to ride no handed all the time when I was a kid. I don't know if the bike geometry has but I really can't do it anymore. You will see pro roadies doing this all the time though as it's easier with bigger wheels do to the increased gyroscopic stability.
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I bet you can fit a large pizza in one of those larger messenger bags
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Originally Posted by worker4youth
I bet you can fit a large pizza in one of those larger messenger bags
...And carry it sideways? I don't know what kind of pizza joints you frequent, but the only pizza I eat has cheese that's not solid enough to stay in one place while the pizza is vertical.
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I've stuffed a large-pizza into my handlebar-bag before. Just stack all the pieces on top of each other!!!
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Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi
I used to ride no handed all the time when I was a kid. I don't know if the bike geometry has but I really can't do it anymore. You will see pro roadies doing this all the time though as it's easier with bigger wheels do to the increased gyroscopic stability.
I go no-hands on my road bike all the time when I need to stretch my arms. I'd rather do this than stop and get off the bike. I used to ride no handed when I was younger all the time, even around corners and stuff. It took a while to get the balance back, esp. with the skinnier tires, but it's not really difficult as long as you pay attention.

To da OP:
the answer is bungee cords. put the pizza on your rack any way you want, just use enough bungee cords to stop side to side movement and front to back movement. Make sure they are tight. Adding a six-pack might be a little more difficult, but I would just put that in a plastic bag and keep it up front on the handlebars.
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Old 05-09-06, 12:37 AM
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That's cool. I've probably seen you at some point at kp. I'm more an off road guy myself. Getting a bit into freeride n' such. You're not that guy that rides all over the city with a car stereo system(10" or 12" sub, 6x9s and all) strapped to the back of his bike smirking like we're the morons, are you? You ever seen that guy? That boy ain't right I tells ya.
Good job for riding at all in this windy cold weather.
I totally remember little ghetto kids fixing boombox's to the handlebars with ducttape and riding around listening to beats... that was the funniest **** ever.. I would totally try to get that guy to switch bikes if only to ride around the corner with it.
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look for joejackson's rig ... he has a nice home made pizza box on the rear rack on one of his bikes
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Originally Posted by nodnerb
Yeah, I was kidding. That guy is hilarious though. The best part is how he eyeballs and laughs at other people as he drives by like he just 'knows' we are all jealous. I always wanted to push him over and steal his system. It's not in my demeanor to do something like that but it would have been soooo funny.
There is another old guy that has a big plexiglass window like on a model t style car and a roof mounted to his 30 year old bike. He seems less cocky about his ride though.
Today isn't much nicer weather wise. Oh well, we had an early spring and a mild winter so can't complain too much.
I saw that guy as well on Munroe avenue on Saturday at a garage sale.
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Invite everyone for a group ride down to the pizza restaurant.
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