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If Santa Clause was a utility cyclist... (pics)

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Old 11-20-07, 05:31 PM
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If Santa Clause was a utility cyclist... (pics)

I imagine if jolly old St. Nick was a utility cyclist his ride would look something like this:


Yes, my workshop really is that cluttered.


Can you spot the stray roll of electrical tape?


Reflective rim stripes seem to be working!


Better allow at least 3ft when passing or you are automatically on the naughty list.

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I also posted a video showcasing some of the LED lighting on the trailer @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QlGdIAjwsk

Sorry the video is so blurry, its the video function of a 7y/o digital camera.


Trailer is constructed of 1/2" conduit, various dimensional lumber, and various plywood materials covered in paint and red/gold glitter finish. The wheels were off a 12" kids bike, the "hitch" is a u bolt through my rack, and a clip like a dogs leash (i don't know what they are called?) mounted to the conduit draw bar. It pulls pretty well and it isn't nearly as heavy as you'd think. I made it for the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organizations 2007 Tour De Lights being held December 19th 2007 @ 6PM @ Market Square Mall, Knoxville TN, USA. www.knoxtrans.org for any locals who might want more info.

The lights are 2 batter powered strands of white LED chaser lights and 2 led spot lights to illuminate the 'share the road' sticker.

It is still a work in progress, but I had to share.
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Old 11-20-07, 07:40 PM
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SWEET!

I love it!
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Old 11-20-07, 07:42 PM
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Amazing Ryan!! Really creative and just plain cool to boot.

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Thats really cool!
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Old 11-21-07, 07:40 AM
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Thats great!!!
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Old 11-21-07, 10:26 AM
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Do you wear a reindeer costume with antlers on your helmet when towing this? How about a red blinkie on your nose?

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Old 11-23-07, 01:15 AM
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Love it!! (and I'm not too fond of Christmas either!)

Great idea and I hope it makes some onlookers smile
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Nice!

You call that clutter? You've gotta try way harder than that...
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Oh that's delightful

You call that clutter, - that's barely even minor disarry
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OOoooh I'm expecting to see you in my neighborhood delivering gifts.

That is really pretty creative there! Awesome job!
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Nice Job!

How about this one for inspiration

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Definitely cool.

What clutter? In the photo it looks like you could see anything there that you might be looking for, without having to move 4 or 5 other things.
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Thats pretty damned awesome.

Reminds me of years ago when my friends and I made rickety trailers to tow eachother, usually into things...
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That's pretty cool.
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+1 you have no idea of what clutter really is...... and that is a good thing



Originally Posted by mikepoole View Post
Nice!

You call that clutter? You've gotta try way harder than that...
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