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Old 03-18-2010, 09:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Nice pics and bikes guys.

Unfortunately i'm down to one bicycle right now. I have some maintenance that needs to be done on the silver one, which probably won't be for a while. It's no problem because i actually prefer the white one as a commuter over the silver one anyway. These are pics at the dam that's not too far from my house.





I changed out the studded tires for the slicks that were on the silver one. I also put on some fenders to keep myself and the bicycle clean during the wet weather.

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Old 03-25-2010, 04:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I have been thinking about a trailer for what seems like forever. If you are considering going car-lite it is way more versatile than racks with panniers. I would recommend something with two wheels for a more robust load capacity, this one was 84 bux (Nashbar sale) brand new delivered to my door./Users/nancy/Desktop/Nashtraler1.JPG
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Sorry, I'm not too swift with my GF's Mac, I did a search but got nothing for posting pics.
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I guess I don't have enough posts to download anything. Three down...
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I wish I had pics of some of the loads I used to carry on my bike. Lumber lashed to the top tube was not uncommon. I did resort to walking the bike when hauling 4 X 8s, though. I'd clamp a 4' scrap of 1" X 2" on the handlebars, and balance the plywood mostly on the seat, steering with the handlebar extension, which also protected the brake cables.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I actually plan on building a trailer, just for those trips to walmart/LBS.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:10 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Getting the hitch right is the only hard part about do it yourself. You might check some manufacturers to see if they sell the hitch only. I think Burley used to do this.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:15 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Unfortunately the bike is way harder to negotiate in tight situations with a trailer, surprisingly so at times. I live in a small town so it's really not an issue for me.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:28 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Yay for technology!
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:29 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Like the trailer.

I haven't started my car in a week, feels good.

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