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Old 10-29-10, 08:35 PM
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Bike pegs on a road bike?

I searched this first "key words" being " bike pegs" did not see anythign that stood out.
I'm new to all to world of cycling, and I just found out about this forum so i'll probably will be asking lots of "random" questions like this, maybe.
so I was riding to work and I past a co worker (she was on foot), I said "hey" as I flew by.
When she made it to work she joked around saying, you should have offered me to ride on your handle bars, I laughed because I would never do that on a road bike,

but then I thought... could I fit bike pegs on a road bike? would it work? has anyone tried this before? it might be a really dumb idea, but I have no clue, and besides if you dont ask or try something stupid nothing would ever get done.
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Old 10-29-10, 08:51 PM
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Not if you have quick release skewers. The pegs thread over the axle on BMX bikes. Might be able to do it if you have a single speed.
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Probably not a good idea. Most quality road bike wheels are attached using a quick release lever, so that'd be out. You'd need to replace the axle somehow to get the ends to extend out far enough to screw on pegs. If you have a low end road bike with nuts and a longer axle already, you're in luck - - sort of. Adding any significant passenger weight over the back wheel (which already carries most of the weight) won't be good for the wheel, stability, or safety.
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Against the law in the Heartland of America to carry more people on a bike than it is designed for. Has this law been enforced? Dunno.
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Originally Posted by bumperm View Post
Probably not a good idea. Most quality road bike wheels are attached using a quick release lever, so that'd be out. You'd need to replace the axle somehow to get the ends to extend out far enough to screw on pegs. If you have a low end road bike with nuts and a longer axle already, you're in luck - - sort of. Adding any significant passenger weight over the back wheel (which already carries most of the weight) won't be good for the wheel, stability, or safety.
hmm well, my back wheel is not a quick release, but I dont know about the length of the axle, yeah adding more weight was my initial concern, I definitely would not try to go very fast at all, maybe I could buy an old road bike to try this out.
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Against the law in the Heartland of America to carry more people on a bike than it is designed for. Has this law been enforced? Dunno.
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The surface area of the dropouts would need to be big and sturdy enough to accommodate the pegs and washer. Most road bikes don't have this. Not a good idea to put two fully grown adults on a bike meant for one. Too tough on the frame and wheels. Get a BMX bike for this activity.
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Get an xtracycle conversion or a Surly Big Dummy. Accessories are available to add a passenger handlebar and foot boards so that you can legally carry a passenger.
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Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
The surface area of the dropouts would need to be big and sturdy enough to accommodate the pegs and washer. Most road bikes don't have this. Not a good idea to put two fully grown adults on a bike meant for one. Too tough on the frame and wheels. Get a BMX bike for this activity.
Im not entirely sure bmx bike where meant for that either, not that i never did just sayin
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! +1 to carry a passemger not prdaling too you need a long 'big dummy' / xtracycle conversion.

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I would be sceptical if all rear wheels can carry that much weight. On a normal bike the weight of the rider is somewhat distributed between front and rear wheel but if someone's standing on the pegs that would be directly on the rear. On a BMX bike with the small wheels it's probably less of a problem.
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Before offering any advice I need to see a photo of the co-worker.
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Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
The surface area of the dropouts would need to be big and sturdy enough to accommodate the pegs and washer. Most road bikes don't have this. Not a good idea to put two fully grown adults on a bike meant for one. Too tough on the frame and wheels. Get a BMX bike for this activity.
I'll look into this. thanks!
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hehe

Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Before offering any advice I need to see a photo of the co-worker.
yeah let me just take a camera to work and asker her to stand still for me a for asec, snap one and just say, ok thanks.
you have a point though.
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To the OP: pegs on "normal" diameter axles, even if they're bolt-on (not quick release), will tend to bend when weighed down by a normal adult. I saw plenty of bent axles on older BMX bikes before the oversize 14mm axles came around. An Xtracycle with a sturdy rear wheel would be how I'd approach this situation.

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Before offering any advice I need to see a photo of the co-worker.
Too late. She got her own bike:

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Pegs on a road bike! Hella stoopid!

+1 for a xtra cycle conversion or big dummy if you wanna taxi the young ladies around.
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