shopping cart bicycle

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  1. John Hull

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    Hey guys, I'm going to somehow mount a shopping cart over the back wheel of my bicycle. It may work
    and it may not work but either way im doing it. Is this possible or anyone have tips? thanks
     
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  2. A Muzi

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    "John Hull" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:BAF310DC.DACB%[email protected]...
    > Hey guys, I'm going to somehow mount a shopping cart over the back wheel
    of
    > my bicycle. It may work and it may not work but either way im doing it. Is this possible or anyone
    > have tips? thanks

    Shopping cart wheel casters are seldom stable at bicycle speeds. Hell, they wiggle at
    grocery-shopping speeds! I'd look into that.

    --
    Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
     
  3. "A Muzi" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > "John Hull" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:BAF310DC.DACB%[email protected]...
    > > Hey guys, I'm going to somehow mount a shopping cart over the back wheel
    > of
    > > my bicycle. It may work and it may not work but either way im doing it.
    Is
    > > this possible or anyone have tips? thanks
    >
    > Shopping cart wheel casters are seldom stable at bicycle speeds. Hell,
    they
    > wiggle at grocery-shopping speeds! I'd look into that.

    He said over the back wheel.

    OP, I would not use a shopping cart. Instead, mounting a small car or a barge would be more
    feasible. You'll be able to carry a lot more and could use either gasoline power or the force of a
    river current should you get tired from towing around several thousand pounds or tons.

    --
    Phil, Squid-in-Training
     
  4. Phil, Squid-in-Training wrote:

    > "A Muzi" <[email protected]> wrote

    >>>Hey guys, I'm going to somehow mount a shopping cart over the back wheel
    >>of my bicycle. It may work and it may not work but either way im doing it.

    > OP, I would not use a shopping cart. Instead, mounting a small car or a barge would be more
    > feasible. You'll be able to carry a lot more and could use either gasoline power or the force of a
    > river current should you get tired from towing around several thousand pounds or tons.

    I mounted an old VW Beetle over the back wheel of my English 3 speed. I wouldn't recommend recent
    cars--they've gotten too heavy. If you can find a European car from the 70's, that would be best.

    And you should remove the front bumper...it saves a ton of grams!

    Duke
     
  5. Jeff Wills

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  6. John Hull <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<BAF310DC.DACB%[email protected]>...
    > Hey guys, I'm going to somehow mount a shopping cart over the back wheel of my bicycle. It may
    > work and it may not work but either way im doing it. Is this possible or anyone have tips? thanks

    Do you mean like a "Trailer-On" - http://www.velotique.com/bag.htm ?

    If you have a rack, you can simply bungie the handle of the cart to the rack, too. This works okay
    with 2 wheeled carts (or at least, carts with only 2 wheels on the ground.) Don't overload the cart
    in any case.
     
  7. Over the rear wheel? You're not reffering to a full sized shopping cart, are you? It would be WAY to
    heavy. Even if you could balance it, riding would be very dangerous!

    Just a hand basket would be OK (feed some straps through it and tighten it down).If it's a cart you
    want, buy a trailer.

    May you have the wind at your back. And a really low gear for the hills! Chris

    Chris'Z Corner "The Website for the Common Bicyclist": http://www.geocities.com/czcorner
     
  8. A Muzi

    A Muzi Guest

    > Phil, Squid-in-Training wrote:
    > > "A Muzi" <[email protected]> wrote
    > >>>Hey guys, I'm going to somehow mount a shopping cart over the back
    wheel
    > >>of my bicycle. It may work and it may not work but either way im doing
    it.
    > > OP, I would not use a shopping cart. Instead, mounting a small car or a barge would be more
    > > feasible. You'll be able to carry a lot more and
    could
    > > use either gasoline power or the force of a river current should you get tired from towing
    > > around several thousand pounds or tons.

    "Duke Robillard" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I mounted an old VW Beetle over the back wheel of my English 3 speed. I wouldn't recommend recent
    > cars--they've gotten too heavy. If you can find a European car from the 70's, that would be best.
    > And you should remove the front bumper...it saves a ton of grams!

    Nothing I wrote survived this gentleman's editing except my name

    --
    Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
     
  9. Bluto

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    John Hull <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hey guys, I'm going to somehow mount a shopping cart over the back wheel of my bicycle. It may
    > work and it may not work but either way im doing it. Is this possible or anyone have tips? thanks

    You could have an easier time setting it up with the cart in front como los triciclos Mexicanos:
    http://tinyurl.com/cwyk

    Just weld on a good wide axle to carry a pair of roadworthy wheels and get rid of the cart's
    existing wheels. Wheelbarrow wheels are applicable and cheap; most of them have rims with 3/4"
    bearings built
    in: http://trailertire.com/wheelbarrow/wheelbarrow_rib.html

    You'll have to bungle up a bike frame so that the head tube is vertical or leaning slightly away
    from the rider, so that the bike won't lean to the outside in turns.

    Mounting a cart on the back of a bike would require major surgery to the cart and might not yield
    much weight carrying capacity other than the cart itself.

    Rear mounting would be better if the cart were converted to a trailer, but it would still need more
    roadworthy wheels. There are a few ways to hitch a bike trailer and you should examine some closely
    if you wish to pursue that option. It would be easy to damage your bike's frame with the haphazard
    mounting of a trailer the size of what you propose.

    Chalo Colina
     
  10. On 28 May 2003 14:18:10 -0700, [email protected] (Brian Huntley) wrote:
    >If you have a rack, you can simply bungie the handle of the cart to the rack, too. This works okay
    >with 2 wheeled carts (or at least, carts with only 2 wheels on the ground.) Don't overload the cart
    >in any case.

    I use EXACTLY this setup for some inner-city errands, and I haven't had any problems with it
    (although I do take the precaution of lining the inside of the wire cage to prevent small items
    from falling out - riding with the open topped lined basket trailing behind increases drag
    exponentially, btw).
     
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