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Old 04-06-08, 11:28 AM
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Carrying a Ghost Bike

Fedex has informed me that my Bikes at Work trailer should arrive on Tuesday. One of my planned uses for it is to carry a Ghost Bike in the upcoming Ride of Silence on May 21. Any ideas on how to mount and display the Ghost Bike on the trailer?
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Those are nice looking trailers. I'd run four bunjee cords from the holes on the sides up to the saddle rails and the handlebars. Then a bunjee passed through each wheel with a turn of the cord around a spoke then hooked on each side of the trailer. I use a similar method to carry my bike in the back of my truck.
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Originally Posted by ken cummings View Post
Those are nice looking trailers. I'd run four bunjee cords from the holes on the sides up to the saddle rails and the handlebars. Then a bunjee passed through each wheel with a turn of the cord around a spoke then hooked on each side of the trailer. I use a similar method to carry my bike in the back of my truck.
Well, the trailer has come in and now all I need to do is assemble it, which should happen this weekend. I'll try your method out. Thanks.
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If I were building a rollling memorial I'd decorate the trailer with some white [silk] flowers too.
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I'm a newb to cycling, so a ghost bike is a memorial bike as a monument? Not ridden? the Yehuda Moon webcomic alludes to one as well.
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I'm a newb to cycling, so a ghost bike is a memorial bike as a monument? Not ridden? the Yehuda Moon webcomic alludes to one as well.
From ghostbike.org...

A Ghostbike is a junker bike that has been painted stark white and afixed to the site where a cyclist has been hit or killed by a car driver. Ghostbikes are intended to be memorials for the fallen and reminders to everyone to SHARE THE ROAD with one another. Ride safe and give cyclists a break. Reckless riding and driving kills.

I've never seen one where I live...

And hope that one will never be necessary.
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