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hauling a metal detector on a bike?

Old 02-18-13, 10:57 PM
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hauling a metal detector on a bike?

anyone done it?

I like to visit old parks and see what I can dig up. the trouble is fuel is so g.d. high it takes all the fun out of it. years ago I bought a rack that clamps to my seat post thinking I could secure my garrett ace 250 to the rack and just ride the bike to the different parks. the metal detector is still 3 feet long fully collapsed. to big for the rack. I never did find suitable way to haul the metal detector in the bike. I gave up on the idea.

any ideas?
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Old 02-21-13, 03:56 PM
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I use this

https://www.xootr.com/crossrack-bike-rack.html

and attach my minelab with bungee cords...not real elegant but it gets the job done, plus I use the rack for groceries and it's very easy to take off and on

hope this helps, and you find a gold coin
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Old 02-21-13, 04:32 PM
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Use the gun/bow rack across the handlebars?. MTB get used in Elk Season around here.
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Old 02-22-13, 09:36 AM
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now that's pretty freaking slick. I never thought about going vertical with the metal detector.

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I use this

https://www.xootr.com/crossrack-bike-rack.html

and attach my minelab with bungee cords...not real elegant but it gets the job done, plus I use the rack for groceries and it's very easy to take off and on

hope this helps, and you find a gold coin
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Old 02-24-13, 11:51 AM
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i have a zipper duffle with a shoulder sling for my elderly white's eagle. the tool pouch goes in a pannier. the gold bars go in the other pannier, snort!

i recently found a three speed trigger shifter, german, torpedo or tornado buried in a friend's back yard. i felt like a guy who finds a buried human skull and worries there might be more of the skeleton down there. more on that in a minute...
also dug up two brake handles, complete,
i just know the rest of the 'body' is there somewhere.

back to the skull- found a skeleton in a dude's basement that he was enlarging. thought what i could see of the skull was a white rock. loooong story that involved the po-leece and anthropologists from uni heidelberg. anthros said 3500 years old, which put him coming into almost uninhabited germany ~bc 1500. and the dude was murdered, no lie. had the back of his head bashed in. was lying on his back. no idea why the bones weren't scattered by critters. was complete and had rotted skins on him. reminds me of the frozen dude in the alps some years ago. i took pics! still got 'em!

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Old 03-15-13, 12:01 AM
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I also metal detect. I have some D rings sewn onto a day pack and some plastic clips sewn to velcro that is attached to my minelab and I hook them together on my back pack. It works great. Sometimes I also just use my trailer and strap it down to that. I would find something comfortable. I don't think that a frame rack would work for me. I like the back pack idea cause I can use it on hikes and such.
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Old 03-15-13, 12:06 AM
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Here is a post I made a year ago on a treasure forum about my bike and metal detecting trip. https://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...as-rebate.html
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The Big Dummy will haul anything short of that a trailer will work and you will have something to haul your finds in. ;-)
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Hello, I have bicycle my metal detector with a backpack to places you don't really want to hick for your metal detecting hunts. Please see my on metal detecting and transporting your detector in a backpack.



Also, let me know what you think about my new concept "Geo Detecting Treasure" a mixture or Metal Detecting and Geocaching?

Thanks!

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My Bounty Hunter can brake in half and fits easily on my BOB Trailer, I always carry a roll of Harbor Freight Electrical tape, its cheep and hold odd shape cargo in place.
I bet it would even fit in my Panneir ,,,,,
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