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Old 06-16-12, 06:31 AM
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Talking Pretty decent road score.....

I was riding the other day and discovered these items lying alongside the road. I figure they had fallen off of some truck. They had been there for quite a while as a few "critters" had started to make them a home. So I thought I could put it to good use. The smaller of the two items, a Little Tykes toy box, was taken apart quite easily. However, the rather large Pepsi cooler could not. That made for some interesting looks. The bad thing is, after I checked it out, the Pepsi cooler had been damaged so badly that I had to just trash it. The Little Tykes toy box will be converted over to a storage container for all of my outdoor grill items.

All in all it was a pretty decent "road score".....







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Old 06-16-12, 05:43 PM
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What will you do with that stuff. Looks kinda funy on the bike.
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Old 06-16-12, 06:28 PM
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What will you do with that stuff. Looks kinda funy on the bike.
I explained that in the first post.....
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Nice, re-use saves money. ive missed so many road scores, only because the item would not fit onto my standard rack without me pushing the bike and said score home. The wife loves this fact, unless of course i tell her about a nice oak coffee table that i had to pass up
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Nice, re-use saves money. ive missed so many road scores, only because the item would not fit onto my standard rack without me pushing the bike and said score home. The wife loves this fact, unless of course i tell her about a nice oak coffee table that i had to pass up
I was going to give the cooler to the neighborhood store for their annual BBQ. But it was in such bad shape I just couldn't see wasting the time and effort it would have taken to make it anywhere close to usable.....
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Should have kept that Pepsi cooler on your bike permanently as a pannier. Also serves dual purpose of high visibility - somehow drivers tend to notice billboards (pepsi adverts for example) and other distractions more than they do bicycles.
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Should have kept that Pepsi cooler on your bike permanently as a pannier. Also serves dual purpose of high visibility - somehow drivers tend to notice billboards (pepsi adverts for example) and other distractions more than they do bicycles.
While that's a pretty good idea, as big as that thing was it would have been rather impractical. Far too much weight to carry around on a regular basis.
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What will you do with that stuff. Looks kinda funy on the bike.
I guess I was distracted more by the pictures of the bike plus the new load. Looked like more than two items. Anyway, it made me think of the advertising that goes on in the Tour de France before the riders come by.
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I guess I was distracted more by the pictures of the bike plus the new load. Looked like more than two items. Anyway, it made me think of the advertising that goes on in the Tour de France before the riders come by.
I tool apart the Little Tykes box so it would fit. That part was easy to haul. The Pepsi cooler was WAY too big to leave on for any length of time. All of the insulation and metal in that thing made it rather impractical for bicycle usage......would certainly have been cool though.....
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I find stuff all the time, like tools. Once I found a childrens bike trailer. Only found one wheel first but later I realised somebody had found the other wheel and had put it on display. I ride on a route where peopel travel to go to the dumpster. I am sure the trailer was on its way there, fabric was not nice but the rest was ok.

Found a 20" childrens bike some time back. Great wheels and fenders for one of my folding bikes and a fork for a different project.

Great plywood sheet that my bf is now building a flatbed trailer from.
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I find stuff all the time, like tools. Once I found a childrens bike trailer. Only found one wheel first but later I realised somebody had found the other wheel and had put it on display. I ride on a route where peopel travel to go to the dumpster. I am sure the trailer was on its way there, fabric was not nice but the rest was ok.

Found a 20" childrens bike some time back. Great wheels and fenders for one of my folding bikes and a fork for a different project.

Great plywood sheet that my bf is now building a flatbed trailer from.

There always seems to be some interesting stuff laying around. Whether it has fallen off the back of a truck or just left there for whatever reason. Just keep your eyes open and looking around. Certainly can't do that if your are riding in a pack and staring at someone's butt for the entire ride.
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this is funny, i don't care WHO you are!
just love the pepsi barrel.
good thing you had the right bike for the hauling job!
i love crazy stuff like this.
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this is funny, i don't care WHO you are!
just love the pepsi barrel.
good thing you had the right bike for the hauling job!
i love crazy stuff like this.
I am looking forward to tomorrow and Thursday too. Seems that's when folks toss a LOT of stuff out alongside the road..........always looking for the "GREAT" score.....
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"Certainly can't do that if your are riding in a pack and staring at someone's butt for the entire ride. " or if you're driving aound in a 3/4 diesel truck shoving McNuggets down your stretched out gullet,LOL,good point

Nice haul too!

I've found a few things lost or tossed around town myself-nothing so big...I would struggle to fit and lash that to my Trekstracycle since I have a Hoodie rather than Freeloaders...Wideloaders are compatible and I want em-like you just proved,never know when you'll hve need to haul something large or odd shaped (NOT knocking the Hoodie-for a $60 investment,I've hauled lots more than I expected I would,from groceries to yardsale items to a few days camping gear)...sorry,thinking out loud
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