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Old 11-29-12, 06:04 PM
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Mo' milk crates (no pics, boohoo)

looking out a bus window today i saw an mtb with milk crates fore and aft. normal ones
that hold 4 gallon jugs.

no chance to get a pic, but i really wanted to get a look at how it was attached to the handlebar.
no rack in front. i'm too cripped up to get my leg over one on the back.

have seen 1 on either side of a rear rack, held on by p-clips. man, that was a wiiiiiiide bike! not sure i could get a leg over that, either. fer sher it wouldn't fit a bus rack if another bike was already on! and don't eeeeeeeeeven consider asking the driver whether i could put it inside! it wouldn't clear the door. way wider than a wheelchair.

have been considering a mixte...
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Old 11-30-12, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ka0use View Post
looking out a bus window today i saw an mtb with milk crates fore and aft. normal ones
that hold 4 gallon jugs.

no chance to get a pic, but i really wanted to get a look at how it was attached to the handlebar.
no rack in front. i'm too cripped up to get my leg over one on the back.

have seen 1 on either side of a rear rack, held on by p-clips. man, that was a wiiiiiiide bike! not sure i could get a leg over that, either. fer sher it wouldn't fit a bus rack if another bike was already on! and don't eeeeeeeeeven consider asking the driver whether i could put it inside! it wouldn't clear the door. way wider than a wheelchair.

have been considering a mixte...
Mixtes are good .

Two crates on the rear rack: You could join the two together by something, like seat belts or that 1" webbing. I think that way you can just hang them on and the weight would keep them in place. maybe a small welcro in the front to keep them from sliding back.

What sort of surface do you normally ride on? If you do not deal with mud sand or deep snow you could look into a small wheeled bike, folder or "shopper" type. Low stepover, plenty space for luggage abowe the racks. Low center of gravity.
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Old 11-30-12, 11:09 AM
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i have been eyeballing folders. bus company says they have to be folded and brought inside, not carried on the rack.
can a folder carry the equivalent of a dead body in groceries?
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Originally Posted by ka0use View Post
i have been eyeballing folders. bus company says they have to be folded and brought inside, not carried on the rack.
can a folder carry the equivalent of a dead body in groceries?
Montague bikes would probably be what you're looking for. I recall reading that they'll be selling just the frames in 2013, no clue when tho. Still, I see myself buying one and then hitting up Craigslist for a frankenbike build

As for the milk crates on the side, I had a friend who had 10gall buckets that he would attach to his rack to carry his fishing gear. He bent a piece of aluminum to clip it into place on the rack, bolted the aluminum to the bucket. He then housed the buckets in some sorta rope webbing-sling so they each held the other. Was an odd setup but it apparently worked for him

EDIT: I found the link for Montague's frame sales, added a quote from it

Montague's program includes three different frame styles: two pavement-style frames, one with horizontal dropouts and one with vertical dropouts, and one mountain bike frame. The program is scheduled to begin in 2013. “Montague frames are compatible with a wide variety of industry standard components, so they’re easy to customize,” said Montague Product Manager, Jonathan Vandenberg. “Montague riders have been sending us pictures of their unique builds for years, but since frames weren’t available, they had to purchase the complete bike and strip it down. So for the 25th anniversary of Montague’s full-size bikes that fold, we decided that it was time to offer folding frames for fully-customized builds.”
Hope this helps

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Originally Posted by ka0use View Post
. . . can a folder carry the equivalent of a dead body in groceries?
Hmmm ~ someone from East L.A. that wants to haul dead bodies on a bike and considers them groceries. Why am I disturbed but not surprised by this?

Sorry, but that post was wide open for that one and I just couldn't resist.
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Originally Posted by turbo1889 View Post
Hmmm ~ someone from East L.A. that wants to haul dead bodies on a bike and considers them groceries. Why am I disturbed but not surprised by this?

Sorry, but that post was wide open for that one and I just couldn't resist.
ya got it allllllllllllllllllll wrong! kinda.

i probably should have put it as 'weight equivalent to that of a dead body in groceries'.

mmmm, that doesn't look/sound too good either...

well! skipping that part for the moment, my east l.a. is in colorado, east of the west l.a.
and east l.a. is east lower arvada. which is south of arvada, wyoming (which is near devil's tower. wait, devil's tower is in wyoming, of course. the arvada in wyoming is near devil's tower).

this is confusing. i'll pull out my gps when i get home, read off the lat/long, assuming i've got it programmed for the correct hemisphere, and post it here.

and you coulda resisted, if'n you had reallly, reallly, reallly tried! but, noooooo.
personally, i couldn't have done it.

speaking of zombies (you started it), sigg sauer has an o-fficial zombie pistol. has a zombie or something else bloody on the grips. gander mountain has it on sale. 9mm, zombie rated. and they have zombie rated ammo, too. stock up now! really expensive, but i guess they take something special to do them in.

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Originally Posted by ka0use View Post
i have been eyeballing folders. bus company says they have to be folded and brought inside, not carried on the rack.
can a folder carry the equivalent of a dead body in groceries?
I am sure yoy are aware that this question is impossible to answer?

How much can a car carry?

Finding a foldingbike that can carry a dead body would be no problems (as long as you`ve got enough bungees). Also some folders would not be too happy. Generally small wheels are much stronger than similar big wheels. Framehinge would be the weak point but would still take some time to break it.


Try to get hold of a R20 and install bombproof wheels (BMX standard). Hub gears and hub brakes and superstrong racks. You can load more than you can hold upright on a bike like that.

Several times I carried my 26kg dog in a plastic bucket/box on the rear rack of a modern folder. Could have put more, plus the same in the front.
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