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04-20-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,858
Posted By ocsawdust

I did some modifications on a burley flatbed for...

I did some modifications on a burley flatbed for my girl in the day. Thing is we could be gone all day, can't imagine her running that whole time and having a trailer guaranteed I would get her home....
04-20-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By ocsawdust

Ok, on a scale of 1 thru 10 that's a solid 10 on...

Ok, on a scale of 1 thru 10 that's a solid 10 on a very cool scale.
04-20-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,395
Posted By ocsawdust

That's really interesting. Ive never seen it...

That's really interesting. Ive never seen it either.
04-20-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By ocsawdust

The trailer is the burley flatbed, back when it...

The trailer is the burley flatbed, back when it came with 20" wheels. Ziptieing the deck to the trailer also allowed me to leave the canvas on the trailer and not damage it if I wanted to restore it...
04-20-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By ocsawdust

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This is my trailer. I rebuilt it last year to see if a friends dog...
04-19-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By ocsawdust

For the base, what the others said. But if I had...

For the base, what the others said. But if I had 1/2" or even 3/4" I would use that for the base. A carpet rem works for a cover, gives the paws something to grip also easy and cheap to replace. I...
03-08-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By ocsawdust

curious on the stats there.... how many accidents...

curious on the stats there.... how many accidents do cyclists get in when carrying stuff and the bag rips open and the rider just stops there to pick things up and not pulling over to get out of...
03-08-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,957
Posted By ocsawdust

Not sure what kind of groceries you hauled and...

Not sure what kind of groceries you hauled and not sure the geometry of the tow bike has much to do with the load limit of a third party trailer. Bob trailers are attached to the tow bike at the...
03-08-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By ocsawdust

That's one heck of a whale tail. Didn't think...

That's one heck of a whale tail. Didn't think they were all that good on bicycles and such. I'm way behind the times.
03-01-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,957
Posted By ocsawdust

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02-28-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,309
Posted By ocsawdust

That pin carries no weight, it just holds the...

That pin carries no weight, it just holds the trailer in position. BOB sells stainless pins that also,have that retention holder to keep it on the trailer. Those cotter pins work as well. Maybe put...
02-28-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,486
Posted By ocsawdust

Well, since your asking...... your not new to...

Well, since your asking...... your not new to bikes, your road bike there is not your everyday run of the mill bike. I have a few years till 60, but I threw in the towel some time back. My...
02-27-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,589
Posted By ocsawdust

Cycling for me burns off the "edge" of a long...

Cycling for me burns off the "edge" of a long day. Even a small amount ( compared to years ago) works wonders for me. I also like to use a bike to run errands if possible. Living near a beach in...
12-27-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,957
Posted By ocsawdust

I have 2 bob ibex and like them alot. But if...

I have 2 bob ibex and like them alot. But if cost is a thing I would look for a used one. I have bought 5 trailers over the years one being a bob from Craigs list.
12-27-18, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By ocsawdust

Great to see. Big fan of baskets, they are always...

Great to see. Big fan of baskets, they are always handy to have as there will be the need to carry things. I have taken a different approach for my basket setups, I have a front rack preference which...
12-27-18, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,222
Posted By ocsawdust

Depending on your trailer and what the tow bike...

Depending on your trailer and what the tow bike is there are connection points that clamp on to the rear triangle. I have an older burley flatbed that has the rear triangle clamp setup. It has been...
12-27-18, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By ocsawdust

I'd say check the www for bicycle hitches. There...

I'd say check the www for bicycle hitches. There are many pictures and ideas. If you have to do any modifications you'll have an idea what and how.
12-27-18, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By ocsawdust

Start spinning some miles. Your going to use...

Start spinning some miles. Your going to use muscles your not used to using. Your ass will hurt in the seat as well. Time in the saddle. Watch what you eat and keep hydrated. You don't want to "hit...
10-19-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 395,170
Posted By ocsawdust

Hotline, are those track lights on the front rack?

Hotline, are those track lights on the front rack?
10-19-18, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By ocsawdust

I prefer a front rack / basket. I bike has to be...

I prefer a front rack / basket. I bike has to be able to work, as in possibly carrying stuff. I discovered that the basket / trays in those roto molded coolers makes for a great basket paired with a...
10-16-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,981
Posted By ocsawdust

it's a bob ibex. You've never seen one? Yes, they...

it's a bob ibex. You've never seen one? Yes, they are narrow. A bit less than you and your bike.
10-15-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,981
Posted By ocsawdust

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All i know is its a collina of which ive never heard of. Picked it up...
10-15-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,981
Posted By ocsawdust

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GT avalanche
10-14-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,995
Posted By ocsawdust

what's the wheelbase on that ride? Curious how it...

what's the wheelbase on that ride? Curious how it compares to the trek transport. I was working at a trade show in salt lake when those longtail attachments first came out. Have to admit I kind of...
10-14-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,981
Posted By ocsawdust

Lots of great pics. I guess I need to learn how...

Lots of great pics. I guess I need to learn how to post pics, guessing thru a hosting site?

I started doing g this to all my bikes a number of years back. Stems, bars, riser extensions which then...
08-07-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 277,656
Posted By ocsawdust

I pulled my girl around for years. She loved it...

I pulled my girl around for years. She loved it as well. Go for a ride? I'd ask her and she lit up and smiled big time! Never had any issues but after she passed I was reading how someone was talking...
08-05-18, 11:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,995
Posted By ocsawdust

Good looking ride.

Good looking ride.
06-18-17, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,574
Posted By ocsawdust

Your in the oc? So am I. If your just into a...

Your in the oc? So am I. If your just into a utility trailer there are many on cl. I've grabbed trailers to get parts, like the wheels. If you want to fabricate one great, but if you start keeping...
06-14-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,818
Posted By ocsawdust

Not a bad thread to wake up. Nobody got flats in...

Not a bad thread to wake up. Nobody got flats in 2016 so the bike shops must be mad for not selling any tubes!

Years back on a club ride with my junior college teammates on guy really had a bad...
06-05-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By ocsawdust

I have done away with all drop bars. I much...

I have done away with all drop bars. I much prefer swept back, and not any of the fixies crowd type that all seem to be 14" or so wide. A little wider than shoulder width. Stem extensions have been...
05-28-17, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By ocsawdust

I bought both trailers used. Never looked at any...

I bought both trailers used. Never looked at any instructions.the first one I've been pulling for a couple years and a couple times that I felt something odd was when i had it loaded up good and when...
05-25-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By ocsawdust

Not sure what the internal hub gearing limit is...

Not sure what the internal hub gearing limit is but if it has disc brakes as well then I understand. I prefer the mountain bike platform with it's wide range of gears. Not huge hills here in so cal...
05-25-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By ocsawdust

Another thing about Bob trailers is if you push...

Another thing about Bob trailers is if you push it with a lot of weight you will find the bob telling you where it wants to go not the other way around. 2 wheel trailers are best for the bigger loads.
05-25-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By ocsawdust

Make a new little stainless steel plate / bracket...

Make a new little stainless steel plate / bracket to offset the holes. I had that issue and i just did away with the rack as the bob was always attached anyway.

Some sort of customization seems...
05-14-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,995
Posted By ocsawdust

Nice bikes. I got my first gt as a parts bike....

Nice bikes. I got my first gt as a parts bike. Closer look later changed things. Beautiful frame. Since then 2 more gt's have made it to the stable, with an avalanche making it to the daily ride. I...
05-13-17, 01:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,478
Posted By ocsawdust

What sevenmag said... lost my girl 4/13. We had...

What sevenmag said... lost my girl 4/13. We had lots of good times and she almost got to 15 so I don't feel cheated. They sure do become best friends and family.

My condolences
05-11-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By ocsawdust

Good for you on getting back on the saddle. I...

Good for you on getting back on the saddle. I semi left cycling for about 12-15 years but about 5 years back got back into it. I'm just down the river trail from you in newport, if you don't have a...
04-14-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,930
Posted By ocsawdust

Thanks for the 2016 link.

Thanks for the 2016 link.
04-14-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,504
Posted By ocsawdust

I went a different route. Wanted something more...

I went a different route. Wanted something more unique and smaller / lower profile. I searched everywhere that had some kind of basket, home stores etc. Nothing really clicked. Then I stumbled across...
03-13-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,400
Posted By ocsawdust

I've messed with this for a couple of years on 6...

I've messed with this for a couple of years on 6 or so bikes. Each bike was it's own canvas pretty much. Stem risers, short and long were experimented with and stem lengths as well, long, short, fat...
12-24-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,926
Posted By ocsawdust

Just acquired a transport. Have been keeping an...

Just acquired a transport. Have been keeping an eye out for a long frame for a little while. Not many dummys go up for sale used, besides I wasn't totally sure I wanted one and dropping almost a...
12-24-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,128
Posted By ocsawdust

Burley flatbed, never. It does get clamped on the...

Burley flatbed, never. It does get clamped on the rear triangle tho. 14 years of pulling my dog around.My bob ibex on the other hand has pushed the wheel out of the dropouts twice. I have to admit it...
11-20-15, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By ocsawdust

Craigs list. Keep an eye on it. $40 is probably...

Craigs list. Keep an eye on it. $40 is probably the most I'd pay. Who knows, something free may come up.
07-18-15, 01:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,712
Posted By ocsawdust

Lights, depends what time of day and where....

Lights, depends what time of day and where. Mileage on roads is not real big, I try to stay off them if possible. They are packed and ready for use of needed. Having issues with many of them, yes I...
07-15-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By ocsawdust

Not sure what kind of loads your moving, but my...

Not sure what kind of loads your moving, but my experiences with my bob has been a learning curve. Bob trailers are hooked to the skewer like your pic showing your hitch bracket. Pulling trailers is...
07-15-15, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By ocsawdust

I stumbled upon the trailers looking at other...

I stumbled upon the trailers looking at other builds on YouTube. I was searching for ways others were hitching trailers. The hours and hours spent surfing the net for a hitch I would feel comfortable...
07-15-15, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By ocsawdust

I've been active here in SoCal with a group that...

I've been active here in SoCal with a group that does that. Thepetfoodbank.com . Although it started with pet food, it mixes with other groups in need. The pfb has the vehicles and volunteers to...
07-14-15, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By ocsawdust

Busy bike trailers

Has anybody ever used or heard of busybike trailers? I've spent a few hours ( joking, it's more like a few hundred hours) looking at different bike trailers, hitches, work trailers, fun trailers,...
06-27-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By ocsawdust

I just recently acquired a bob ibex. For 30 years...

I just recently acquired a bob ibex. For 30 years I wanted one, it was the best thing since sliced bread, I thought. I gave it a real high bar to start. Well, it's non of that. It managed to push the...
06-27-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By ocsawdust

Backpacks when riding....... Big yes here as...

Backpacks when riding....... Big yes here as well, not liked at all. I'll have to try them but those hydration packs spook me. SoCal here as well but a little further south in Orange County. ( the...
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