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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #700 on: March 10, 2020, 09:00:48 am »
Home from work yesterday with two 12v wheelchair batteries strapped atop the rack. Made the climbs hard work.

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #701 on: March 10, 2020, 07:19:58 pm »
So basically, you were riding an e-bike, except that you forgot to connect the power up? ???


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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #703 on: April 23, 2020, 01:10:53 am »
Today I carried 200l of compost on my carry freedom, the individual sacks didn't seem to weight that much, but once there was 4 of them it felt a tad bit heavy.
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #704 on: April 25, 2020, 10:08:53 am »
IMG_20200322_144551924 by Joe B, on Flickr

A trip out to to Richer Sounds for a new TV; taken just before the lock-down.

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #705 on: April 28, 2020, 04:05:52 pm »
Taken ages ago and just uploaded it.

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #706 on: April 28, 2020, 04:49:45 pm »
Impressive, but what is it? At first glance I took it for a wok but then I noticed the cylindrical bits.
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #707 on: April 28, 2020, 05:04:42 pm »
Weber BBQ
 
Was either post here or on the found this on my ride.

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #708 on: May 13, 2020, 10:26:54 pm »
Lawnmower, strimmer and rake, plus fuel for both tools.



Made handling a bit interesting even with the long wheelbase of the bike because of all the weight off the back of the trailer wheels, I think i probably need the longer hitch and a board over the front to spread the weight a bit.
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #709 on: May 14, 2020, 10:06:12 am »
Bet you don't get close passes with that lot!

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #710 on: May 14, 2020, 10:30:08 am »
Parked it in the middle of a parking space* when we picked up a Chinese on the way home as well, which ruffled some feathers but meh.

Am tempted to get the super long hitch and tow the open canoe behind the tandem for a laugh, would make us longer than most estate cars.

* may have been the parking space right outside the takeaway.

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #711 on: May 14, 2020, 10:39:21 am »
Dave if you do please send me pictures. I've often considered making a trailer for my canoe but its going to be around 24 foot long

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #712 on: May 14, 2020, 11:58:29 am »
Bet you don't get close passes with that lot!
Quite likely to get cut up though!
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #713 on: May 14, 2020, 02:28:13 pm »
Dave if you do please send me pictures. I've often considered making a trailer for my canoe but its going to be around 24 foot long

I was thinking about getting this

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/trailers/carry-freedom-looong-arm-20/

for the y Frame trailer and then ratchet strapping the boat in the middle and to the arm, it'll overhang but that'll be ok. I suspect it'll be a tandem tow or lightly loaded ebike, hills might be out but I'm up for a go.
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #714 on: May 14, 2020, 03:16:27 pm »
Dave. Your probably going to get me into even more trouble then usual with the wife. Weight limit needs checking as is a 16 foot open

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #715 on: May 14, 2020, 03:30:01 pm »
I think the weight limit on those carry freedoms has been massively underestimated, I have certainly exceeded it a number of times.  Good brakes for the downhills though or careful route selection would be a must.

The tandem has v brakes and a drum brake so probably just about capable of keeping it under control on a descent.
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #716 on: May 14, 2020, 03:54:33 pm »
Work of National Importance:



BEER from the local microbrewery.
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #717 on: May 14, 2020, 06:07:53 pm »
I think the weight limit on those carry freedoms has been massively underestimated, I have certainly exceeded it a number of times.

My Y-frame large has a sticker warning not to exceed 45kg.  I think they put the wrong sticker on it by mistake (I bought it 'shop soiled' at a discount), as the specifications say 90kg for large.

I don't think I've actually exceeded that, but the limiting factor if there are any hills at all is braking.  Nose weight is important - you don't want to be lifting the rear wheel.  I find the electric-assist ICE trike makes an awesome tow vehicle, for the reasons outlined by Brucey here, as well as the obvious uphill advantages over a two-wheeler.  (It's also almost exactly the same track width, which means you can see where your wheels are.)

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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #718 on: May 15, 2020, 12:36:16 pm »
Alas the trailer is extra... Did think was rather cheap so not for me unless I crack the welder out

Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #719 on: May 15, 2020, 01:55:51 pm »
If you are towing a 16' canoe, you need it to be fairly high outerwise it will be hitting the ground over speed bumps, gradient changes.

I made a trailer from a section of scrap tower scaffold by making up an 'axle' (1" box section with a M12 bolt welded in each end, plus mounting plates) and used exhaust 'U' clips to bolt it to the 2" alloy scaffold tower frame - the advantage is you can move the axle backwards for longer loads.

I've used it for my 8' pedalboat.
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Re: I carried this on my bicycle
« Reply #720 on: May 18, 2020, 04:30:13 am »
I think the weight limit on those carry freedoms has been massively underestimated, I have certainly exceeded it a number of times.

My Y-frame large has a sticker warning not to exceed 45kg.  I think they put the wrong sticker on it by mistake (I bought it 'shop soiled' at a discount), as the specifications say 90kg for large.

I don't think I've actually exceeded that, but the limiting factor if there are any hills at all is braking.  Nose weight is important - you don't want to be lifting the rear wheel.  I find the electric-assist ICE trike makes an awesome tow vehicle, for the reasons outlined by Brucey here, as well as the obvious uphill advantages over a two-wheeler.  (It's also almost exactly the same track width, which means you can see where your wheels are.)

I had a chat with Nick at CF ageeees ago. The trailers are rated to 95kg as anything above that needs to be supplied with its own brakes by legislation. The 45kg limit is if you're using quick release skewers on the bike. For the full weight rating you should use solid axles. The hitches are tested to 150kg. I've definitely carried over that for a few hours when I had a couple of large blokes dressed as romans centurions on mine which was decked out like a chariot for promo work.
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