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Transporting via bicycle

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:14 am
by tsunamichuck
Done with my Helios and Khatsalano on my Bianchi Volpe over 4 miles on flat roads in Beijing. Photos of my rig http://www.foldingkayaks.org/gallery2/m ... emId=71200

Re: Transporting via bicycle

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:31 am
by DLee
Very cool and quite a load Chuck. Seems quite appropriate for that part of the country.

When I was looking for alternative carts for dragging my boat up and down the steep hill I live on I found some really neat bike trailers... just a thought. Ha.

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Re: Transporting via bicycle

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:36 am
by nikolash
Nice topic,
here are my experiences:
homemade folding kayak cart mk1
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk61 ... C11208.jpg
Smal foam wheels weren't up to the task.
Paddle served as a cart handle-bad idea when braking downhill (I live on top of the hill)

homemade folding kayak cart mk2
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk61 ... C11397.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk61 ... C11627.jpg

first couple of times I was using bow atachment point
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk61 ... C11626.jpg

current setup- I use rudder bracket for atachment
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk61 ... C10062.jpg

I stil have to make some iprovements, it is obvious that end of the boat(in this case bow) will scrape the road when riding over speeed bumps, curbs and alike
With this stup, unfolded is only way to go.

Re: Transporting via bicycle

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:04 am
by paultmckay
ere is a pic of our tandem bike pulling and old east german Opa built trailer with a wayland amazon xxl inside - the trailer weighs about 70kg and the boat 72kg plus a tent n stuff was probably around 150kgs on the back. We pedalled around 100kms from luckau in germany to Erkner near berlin over two days, then joined a club paddle for a sensational week paddling.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LSVh ... 20boat.jpg