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Old 06-03-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
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Cool2 First attempt to carry a bicycle

Here is my first attempt:





I may scrap this method, puts too much weight on one side of the scooter.

Let me know what do you think.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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I think it looks really sano. Great job! Insofar as the weight distribution, could you devise a way to counter-balance the weight on the other side?
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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Do you think you could rig up something for my golf clubs?
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:55 PM   #4
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Okay.

Here ya go....

http://hometown.aol.com/mschue5938/mschuette.html
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:02 PM   #5
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Obviously the solution is a beer carrier on the other side.

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Old 06-03-2008, 05:41 PM   #6
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Front wheel/tire?

Where do you carry the bicycle's front wheel/tire?
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:35 PM   #7
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Put another bike carrier on the other side
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:35 AM   #8
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Where do you carry the bicycle's front wheel/tire?
Front wheel could be easily carried with a wheel fork on the other side of the scooter. The main difficulty to is to secure the main bulk of a bicycle.

I think I will scrap this attempt, too much weight off to one side of the scooter, make my next attempt more like this:



weight of the bicycle is at the center of the scoot, just like carrying a passenger.
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:44 AM   #9
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Cat0020, you got that idea from . . .





. . . didn't YOU? BTY, he's got the bicycle mounted rear forward -- avoiding weight being too far rearward.

I wouldn't worry about the slight asymmetrical aspect to the load placement, its less than when I carry groceries in one pannier on my Shadow . . . there are even riders who carry a carton of 24 small beers on just one side!




Look at this guy's load! Think he balanced the bags on each handlebar to an exact measure?
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:33 AM   #10
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Cat0020, you got that idea from . . .



. . . didn't YOU? BTY, he's got the bicycle mounted rear forward -- avoiding weight being too far rearward.



Look at this guy's load! Think he balanced the bags on each handlebar to an exact measure?
I would like to see the side view of the first picture.. see how much forther the bike needs to be placed forward in reference of the scooter, I know my bicycle gets in the way of me controlling the scooter when I mount the bicycle rear end towards the front of the scooter.

The majority of the load carried is in rear center of the second picture, not to the side. I don't worry about little weight differences between one side vs the other on the scooter, but I don't feel my first attempt is secure enough for my bicycle.. since it cost more than twice the scooter, wouldn't want it to clip something and fall off the scooter.
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It can be seen that he has the bicycle rear wheel adjacent to his right knee (when he's aboard) and close enough that he can only use his left foot to hold scooter when stationary.

The leading edge of rack-channel is low so that his RH handgrip & brake lever just clears bicycle tyre in straightahead position.

. . . . . .

My thoughts - to use a central mount, would be to position bicycle axle mount (on carrier) up high to sit behind head. Expensive bicycles are extra light so a vertical mounting with bicycle wheels BEHIND scooter would not lead to excessive rearward load weight.

All my bicycles were ordinary $99-$199 heavy types. I last carried a Stowaway (folding bicycle) folded up in its carton flat on top of rear luggage carrier & pillion seat on a VT500E (see below) home from the shop. That was in the '80s.


The Gearsack rack was a square tube carrier mounted behind the pillion grip.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:43 AM   #12
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What are those side rack?
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:26 PM   #13
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What about making a trailerish carrier.

Single wheel trailer would tow right behind, and have very little drag whatso ever on the bike, and would be balanced.

Needn't be very long as you've already explored your angles.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:32 PM   #14
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I've thought about that, but considering the racing tires I run on the bicyce is (at least) $40 a pop (scooter tire is $30), and the rear wheel of a racing bicycle don't hold up quite well when you go over bumps at 40-50 mph, even without a rider on the bicycle.. I think I could think up a better way to carry a 20 lb. bicycle on the scooter than my first attempt.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:31 PM   #15
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and the rear wheel of a racing bicycle don't hold up quite well when you go over bumps at 40-50 mph, even without a rider on the bicycle.. .
Not suggesting you drag the bike with the wheel on the ground, rather you take that bike rack and mount it to a frame with a wheel in the rear, this wheel would have a simple suspension for it, and could be a cheap narrow scooter tire of the type that doesn't cost 30/ year, heck find a common one and ebay a new wheel off a used one when it wears out if you want.

This would then just drag behind your moped.

How often do you need to carry your bike on the moped?
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