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Old 07-29-08, 12:04 AM
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TSL: like your style! Those Nashbars look nifty. I've got that Arkel too - still learning what it can do.
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Here's mine.
This is awesome! who makes it?
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Ok, it's my turn. I took back a bunch of bottles and cans today. Turned out to be $11 worth. I gotta love the michigan 10 cent deposit and stupid lazy people. More than half of them I found on the side of the road over the last 2 weeks.

I ended up buying butter, tiramisu coffee mate, and 25lbs of sugar.




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Some truly awesome and inspiring pics in here.
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A somewhat better diet than BMC's
I'll gladly compare body fat percentages with anyone on here!

That in no way represents my normal diet... it was just one particular run that I happened to grab pictures of (Mainly because of the number of people that have said they can't be car free because they have dogs and can't carry dog food on a bike!)
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I'm stunned that only one person posting pics here is using reuseable grocery bags. I *love* mine!
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Originally Posted by Condorita View Post
I'm stunned that only one person posting pics here is using reuseable grocery bags. I *love* mine!
I love them!! mine cost me $1 each and have already paid for themselves. The store credits me 5 cents per bag I bring in to use. Next time I go I'm going to buy some more.
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Originally Posted by Condorita View Post
I'm stunned that only one person posting pics here is using reuseable grocery bags. I *love* mine!
Funny, I thought ALL grocery bags were reusable ... not just the pretty ones you have to pay for.

I used to get the paper shopping bags and when I would go to the grocery store and put them on the check out line ahead of my groceries ... about 75% of the time they would ask me if I wanted them to through the bags away for me. I'd say yeah ... I carried the bags all the way to the grocery store to through them away ...

I would write the date on the bag when I got it and see how long they would last. Doubled up ... I could get almost a year's worth of usage.
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Originally Posted by Juggler2 View Post
Trip to the Dollar Store today, picked up a few needed misc items. Roughly 4mi round trip.


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Please excuse the poor pics, it isn't the cameras fault, but rather the photographer.
Juggler2, what kind of rack/baskets are you using in those pics?
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Juggler2, what kind of rack/baskets are you using in those pics?
Those are the large Wald baskets. Sorry I don't have the model number handy. I used corroplast in the bottom of the baskets, and on the "top of the rack" portion. I found some rubber "diamond plate" design step material at some hardware store. And put this on over the top. I've found that the rubber helps "grab" whatever I may have strapped to the top.

Corroplast (sp?) is a plastic material shaped similar to cardboard box material, very strong, lightweight and readily available. One common use is for the political sign's you see displayed in yards. There is a local sign maker that will sell it in 4x8' sheets. I bought it to use as wing material in a R.C. airplane.
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Boxes/totes are vastly superior to grocery bags. Back around 1980 when everyone was cost-cutting, they were really common at the big discount grocery stores like Cub Foods and Red Owl. Never understood why they went away. I always bring a box for my groceries, fight off the fricken bagger kids and load the box myself, and life is so much easier.
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Originally Posted by Juggler2 View Post
Those are the large Wald baskets. Sorry I don't have the model number handy. I used corroplast in the bottom of the baskets, and on the "top of the rack" portion. I found some rubber "diamond plate" design step material at some hardware store. And put this on over the top. I've found that the rubber helps "grab" whatever I may have strapped to the top.

Corroplast (sp?) is a plastic material shaped similar to cardboard box material, very strong, lightweight and readily available. One common use is for the political sign's you see displayed in yards. There is a local sign maker that will sell it in 4x8' sheets. I bought it to use as wing material in a R.C. airplane.
Ah, you must have the Wald 535. I like it and it looks pretty unique with the tweaks you made.
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I 2 of the reuseable bags for garden use only and try to use the at the store too I brought the two bags from the garden full this morning, green beans corn, summer squash and spagetti squash, but could not carry every thing so I had to take the home made trailer after the rest.
This is about 2/3's of the spagetti squash from 5 hills there is one butternut on the top too
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Originally Posted by Condorita View Post
I'm stunned that only one person posting pics here is using reuseable grocery bags. I *love* mine!
My pics are from before those started showing up in the stores around here... I use them all the time, now.

They're great... I even use them for storing stuff from my last move... they fill nicely and stack great, and have handles to move stuff with!
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Originally Posted by tippy View Post
Funny, I thought ALL grocery bags were reusable ... not just the pretty ones you have to pay for.

I used to get the paper shopping bags and when I would go to the grocery store and put them on the check out line ahead of my groceries ... about 75% of the time they would ask me if I wanted them to through the bags away for me. I'd say yeah ... I carried the bags all the way to the grocery store to through them away ...

I would write the date on the bag when I got it and see how long they would last. Doubled up ... I could get almost a year's worth of usage.
I keep a stash of the plastic grocery bags tucked in my saddle rails. I never know what I'm going to find on my rides and they are great to put over the saddle if you get surprised by rain.
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Originally Posted by Condorita View Post
I'm stunned that only one person posting pics here is using reuseable grocery bags. I *love* mine!
Actually, quite a few pictures in this thread show them.

I use GreenBags, I'm especially fond of the little ones I have that fold up into a pocket. I have lots of canvas totes, as well, but they are bulkier when empty than some of the new recycled fabric bags.
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Hi, all:

This is my first post here but I have been riding bike for a long time.

I was inspired by many excellent ideals of building trailer so I used all scrap materials and made a small wagon for my Bichon Frise. Here it is

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That's about as adorable as it gets, right?
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StokerPoker,
Is that a kit that you used to recycle an old grocery cart into a bike cart? If not did you fabrecate it yourself? Looks neat!
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The cart is an old Gordon Food Service cart that I pulled from a dumpster. I cut the bottom half off with a sawzall. The axel, tongue and hitch were from a two child trailer my brother pulled from the trash. The donor trailer was plastic and cracked in many places.

The axel is about 5/8'' square so I just made some brackets out of some flat pieces of steel and used some bolts to mount it to the cart. the same goes for the tongue. I've got the axel mounted at the center of gravity making it very stable and an absolute joy to pull.

So far I've had only one problem with it and it's not a result of my design or engineering. I love the mag wheels, but I need to find some spoked wheels with hooked beads. If I load it with much more than 150 pounds the tires try to come off of the rims.
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Originally Posted by EuroJoe View Post
This is awesome! who makes it?
http://worksmancycles.com/shopsite_s...ml/movers.html

The one pictured is a Worksman Mover Industrial Tricycle M2020-CB

It's rather old but man is it strong! The spokes are 11 gauge. That's only slightly thinner than
what you find in motorcycles.
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this morning's run. New paint job, white wall tires and flag on the trailer


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Originally Posted by bikesatwork View Post
Nice picture! Looks like it is just "The Thing" for grocery trips...

We used to have a delivery customer who would sometimes make some really big grocery orders that we'd deliver to her. Here's a load of 10 bags of groceries plus 15 paper towels and 70 4-packs of toilet paper (sorry for the poor-quality pic):

Now I can be a car-free drummer!
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