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Author Topic: Unloading a non-rolling bike by yourself  (Read 342 times)

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Online IndyDetour

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Unloading a non-rolling bike by yourself
« on: May 17, 2017, 07:26:22 PM »
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Offline ImMrEd

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Re: Unloading a non-rolling bike by yourself
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 08:23:29 PM »
Wow, a lot of weight to be placing on that timber, I'm sure you've done the math.

Speedy recovery to your bike. Hope your recovering well.
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Re: Unloading a non-rolling bike by yourself
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 04:28:38 PM »
Wow, a lot of weight to be placing on that timber, I'm sure you've done the math.

Speedy recovery to your bike. Hope your recovering well.

Thanks. Yep, I did the math and the answer was 4. The original idea was a little "iffy" , but I figured if I drank 4 beers I would consider the risk to be acceptable. I ended up drinking 5  to account for any rounding errors .

I was really careful. I just wanted to get the bike off the truck and wasn't looking to win a Darwin Award, but sometimes you just have to play the hand you were dealt.

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Offline ShakerNorm

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Re: Unloading a non-rolling bike by yourself
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 11:09:17 PM »
500 lbs on a 2x12....  ? 
If that deck will support 12 or 15 - 200+ lb people, it'll support the bike NO problem......
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Re: Unloading a non-rolling bike by yourself
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 04:47:40 AM »
500 lbs on a 2x12....  ? 
If that deck will support 12 or 15 - 200+ lb people, it'll support the bike NO problem......

Or 30+ of me...now that's something to think about  ;)
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Offline ImMrEd

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Re: Unloading a non-rolling bike by yourself
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 08:59:48 PM »
500 lbs on a 2x12....  ? 
If that deck will support 12 or 15 - 200+ lb people, it'll support the bike NO problem......
whole deck supporting 12 to 15 (or 50 Oz Bolt's) for sure, concentrate that weight on a very small portion of the deck? questionable.
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Re: Unloading a non-rolling bike by yourself
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 09:48:53 AM »
you are a very brave, or very drunk man.

Glad it worked out for you though. Hope you are back on the road soon man.
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