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Keep the rubber side down

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Keep the rubber side down

Postby joe dirt » April 14th, 2017, 2:47 pm

Beat up a ten year old kid,

Steal the front fork off his bike,

Weld up a bracket from scraps,

Bolt onto the rear deck,

Remove one pin to release wheel,

Add water,

Cost... 0$

That is all

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Re: Keep the rubber side down

Postby stanbery » April 14th, 2017, 4:42 pm

Nice DIY project.
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Re: Keep the rubber side down

Postby DrCreek » April 15th, 2017, 6:49 am

I could have used something like that on Thursday ! :funnyup:
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Re: Keep the rubber side down

Postby BrownBear » April 15th, 2017, 8:42 am

Good looking rig. Simple and clean.

Just a heads up:

Bud up here built much the same, and ended up making a second set of forks housing a very wide tire. Uses the bike tire for hard surfaces, the wide tire for soft sand, mud, etc. He found that with the weight of his pontoon boat and all the "stuff" he put in in the pockets, the bike tire would mire and stop. Second (wider) tire was salvaged from a rusted out wheelbarrow.
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Re: Keep the rubber side down

Postby jaydubp » April 15th, 2017, 6:39 pm

Nice job. Looks just like Outcast sells.... Only problem with single wheel is when rolling a loaded boat-- I always have more weight on one side than the other and the 1 wheel was hard for me to balance.

I like BrownBear's idea of a fat tire
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Re: Keep the rubber side down

Postby briansII » April 17th, 2017, 9:49 am

Very nicely done!

jaydubp wrote:Nice job. Looks just like Outcast sells.... Only problem with single wheel is when rolling a loaded boat-- I always have more weight on one side than the other and the 1 wheel was hard for me to balance.

I like BrownBear's idea of a fat tire


Yup. I have one very similar that Scadden makes. Works ok on hard, flat ground, but not so good in soft soil. I had a few choice words, going down/up a steep, rutted path.

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