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How can I carry a pizza on my bike?

Old 05-04-06, 04:22 PM
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How can I carry a pizza on my bike?

I want to get a large pizza tonight, but I don't want to pay for delivery as the pizza place is only about 15 minutes from my house. I figure I could pick it up faster than it would take the driver to deliver it and I could save the tip that I was going to give him/her. I have a rack and bungee cords, how do I hook everything up, I don't want the pizza falling off o nhte way home.
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I'd say the easiest way to carry it would be in your stomach.
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Strap it to your helmet?
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ride one-handed?
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Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
I'd say the easiest way to carry it would be in your stomach.
If I ate a large pizza before riding I wouldn't be able to get home
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Right on!!! I'm from winnipeg too. Where are you ordering from and what time do I come over?
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If I ate a large pizza before riding I wouldn't be able to get home
I tried it once and lived to regret it. Blech!!!
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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.
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Originally Posted by nodnerb
Right on!!! I'm from winnipeg too. Where are you ordering from and what time do I come over?
I wa thinking maybe Dominos or little ceasers. nodnerb, where about's in winnipeg are you from?
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Lay the box on your rack with a corner at your seat post the opposite corner straight back. Put the hook on one end of a bungee down through the cardboard top at the edge just where you can see the front of the rack emerge from under the box. Wrap down and around and around and when tight the other end goes through the lid in the other side of the box. A second bungee hooks to the back of the rack under the box, up and over the trailing corner and back down to the back of the rack.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Cyclist
I wa thinking maybe Dominos or little ceasers
Ewwww. Dominos? How can you do that to yourself? lol
Jumbo pizza has free delivery city wide and really good prices. They have really good specialty pizzas. THe "baker's pride" is awesome if you like something with a little spice.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Cyclist
I wa thinking maybe Dominos or little ceasers. nodnerb, where about's in winnipeg are you from?
I am in Elmwood. Near Springfield Rd and Henderson. You? What kind of riding you do?
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Originally Posted by powerhouse
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 once carried 2 pillows and a quilt about a half mile on my bike. Almost bit it when I hit a pothole, but managed to get an elbow on the bars and swing the wheel forward again.

although, if I had fallen, I had plenty of padding!
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Put the bike in back of a car, and set the box on top.
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Take a backpack and a few ziploc baggies. No mess and the pizza stays hot.
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Originally Posted by nodnerb
I am in Elmwood. Near Springfield Rd and Henderson. You? What kind of riding you do?
I live near the Kildonan PArk golf course. About 10 minutes from where you live. I usually ride on pavemnet. I have a MTB with slick tires and a rack.
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One large pizza? No problem. Throw in a six pack, and things get a little more difficult!
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Originally Posted by Crazy Cyclist
I live near the Kildonan PArk golf course. About 10 minutes from where you live. I usually ride on pavemnet. I have a MTB with slick tires and a rack.
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.
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If I can carry a large suitcase on my rear rack (bought a luggage set at target, took it home on my bike), you can carry a pizza.

edit: cross the straps, 4 straps, one + pattern, one X pattern. It won't move, period. I do this whenever I buy something large or heavy. I've transported large frozen turkeys, floorstanding stereo speakers, PA amplifiers, etc like this. Just use more straps than 4 for the heavy stuff....and don't overload your rack.
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Originally Posted by WorldWind
Lay the box on your rack with a corner at your seat post the opposite corner straight back. Put the hook on one end of a bungee down through the cardboard top at the edge just where you can see the front of the rack emerge from under the box. Wrap down and around and around and when tight the other end goes through the lid in the other side of the box. A second bungee hooks to the back of the rack under the box, up and over the trailing corner and back down to the back of the rack.
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Pizzas must not be carried other than on a fixed gear bike.
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I do it all the time. I did it tonight. Rode half a mile through residential with an 18 incher on my beater mtb with no hands on the bars. I do it like a server at a diner would do. One hand in the center of the bottom of the pizza box.

I however have an amazing sense of balance and can ride for miles even taking turns without hands. I have actually thought of making some kind of plastic carrier box for the rear of the bike lined with a material like a pizza delivery guy uses. !8 inches of pizza, or could carry 4 to go containers.

Maybe i'll do a vid tomorrow of how to do it
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Originally Posted by Crazy Cyclist
I wa thinking maybe Dominos ...
I was going to make a comment about not patronizing Dominos because I don't want to subsidize the founder's extreme right-wing, ultra-religious views, but I decided not to.
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Originally Posted by lrzipris
I was going to make a comment about not patronizing Dominos because I don't want to subsidize the founder's extreme right-wing, ultra-religious views, but I decided not to.
Nice!
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