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A new use for trailers

Old 06-22-18, 10:27 AM
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A new use for trailers

I had a contractor come out yesterday. We got talking bikes (after he passed through the garage). His experience was BMX, downhill, now mountain biking. And, being a native Oregonian, he hunts. Elk. That means carrying out 500 pounds. He picked up a bike trailer and rebuilt it with a flatbed of plywood. Rides in, hunts, butchers his kill, then pushes the bike and trailer out. (He showed me a photo of him riding the loaded rig but said he was only riding for the photo and that those few feet were unbelievably hard!)

When he started talking, I kinda wrote him off as someone who had only played with toys, not real bikes. But I came to realize his love for bikes is as real as mine and so is his love of getting them to work for him. And while I am not a fan of hunting, I can respect someone going into the wild alone with no power anything and hauling the meat out with only his own muscle and ingenuity.

Before he left, I showed him my Peter Mooney set up with three chainrings, three fix gear cogs and true mountain gearing and the 35c and 37c tires it can handle. He liked that it had done the Trask River trail (logging roads over the Oregon coastal range.)

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Old 06-22-18, 10:54 PM
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Before he left, I showed him my Peter Mooney set up with three chainrings, three fix gear cogs and true mountain gearing and the 35c and 37c tires it can handle. He liked that it had done the Trask River trail (logging roads over the Oregon coastal range.)

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Old 06-24-18, 11:00 AM
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Hunting is the customer's most common use of mid drive electric motor conversions
to mountain and fat bikes out here surrounded by logging roads and forests.
for the last few years .

Shop refit a carcass hauling trailer's* wheels with drum brake hubs, to slow down all that weight coming down hills..

* quite wide , so not so street usable, but fit for purpose..

expanded steel bottom of BoB trailers drains well so gets hunter's use also..



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