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Carrying lumber on your bike
« on: July 03, 2022, 10:25:23 AM »
I stumbled on this pic today on the internet.
Always wondered if I could bring lumber home on my bike. Now I have ideas.
Isn't this an EV? Broken turn signal stalks even.
This any of you guys?




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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2022, 10:30:15 AM »
Oh man! Why does that have to happen on a MG?  Just when we were trying to improve our image :grin:

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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2022, 10:52:35 AM »
He could at least put a flag at the end of it and it would double as a safety/visibility device.
Back support?
Sissy bar from the wood age?
He'd be jousting with oncoming traffic if he was in a sport bike position.
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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2022, 10:57:25 AM »
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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2022, 11:12:52 AM »
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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2022, 04:44:19 PM »
Oh man! Why does that have to happen on a MG?  Just when we were trying to improve our image :grin:
That IS an improvement… :rolleyes:

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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2022, 05:03:03 PM »
 I once carried a banana plant home in my backpack.   It was sticking at least 2 feet above my helmet.   :grin:
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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2022, 05:27:20 PM »
That IS an improvement… :rolleyes:

Yup- at least he isn’t carrying it sideways…
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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2022, 05:32:37 PM »
Yup- at least he isn’t carrying it sideways…
I would never do that in Australia..
In the Southern Hemisphere it’d be pointing downwards….!

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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2022, 06:45:39 PM »
"Is that a 2" x 4" in your jacket or are you just happy to see me?"   :laugh:

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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2022, 07:29:05 PM »
That IS an improvement… :rolleyes:

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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2022, 09:43:34 PM »
Had to pick up some trim from a lumber yard in Brooklyn, going to Manhattan. Turns were a bit tricky but I made it.

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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2022, 03:22:45 AM »
Maybe he always rides like that?  Wonder what would break first that 2x4 or his back when he hits a low wire.  Think he should have bungeed it around his neck for "safety"'
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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2022, 02:32:37 PM »
Its not lumber, but here my G5 is loaded up with 2  Lionel 0-gauge diesel locomotives   + 9 streamlined passenger cars in the bags, a Sears wood router and 40 bits in a heavy plywood carrying case and a twin engine Cessna. All hauled about three miles across town after finding an uncharted garage sale.
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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2022, 02:45:29 PM »
I have used this same trailer for most everything normal folks would use a truck for.


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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2022, 02:49:32 PM »
You’re supposed to use your Ural sidecar rig for trips to the building supply store.  I do it all the time.
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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2022, 03:02:30 PM »


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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2022, 03:13:41 PM »
I have a lumber (sic) support adjustment in the truck seat, but nothing resembling wood pops up from “down there…”
Well, not often anyway… :wink:

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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2022, 03:40:10 PM »
I use my Eldo w/Watsonian hack.  The last time I did that was when I needed to do some repair work to the r!fle range at school for the coming season at the local high school.   :tongue:
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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2022, 04:03:24 PM »
I had a full size microwave new in box on the back seat of my EVT. I had intended to just get a small cheapo microwave, but for about $15 more I got the full size with some features I prefer. Wasn't bad, had to sit way forward on the seat. At least I had only a few mile to travel.

Then there was a time I had about 15 or so fishing rods up to 8' in my police saddle bag and then they were bungied to my seat against the trunk. Then there was the time with a v8 crankshaft. Then ..............

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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2022, 04:43:33 PM »
Amateurs, go to S.E. Asia and see what they carry on little 125's, plus the chickens, a pig and the family


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Re: Carrying lumber on your bike
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2022, 06:01:39 PM »
Y'ep,  family of 7 on one.   :shocked: :grin:
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