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Author Topic: Bicycle as a BOV  (Read 3077 times)

LoneWolf

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Bicycle as a BOV
« on: April 25, 2011, 05:00:17 PM »

I not sure if this can be done but I found a couple video from you tube it is a 2 part video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7HwmpUgIMM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aG7gfr_SbY&feature=related

here is a some places to find information on building bicycle cart/trailer:

http://bikecart.pedalpeople.com/

http://drumbent.com/trailer.html

this one is just one I found maybe of some help

http://tonystrailers.com/buildyourown/

here the last one for this post

http://www.howtofixbikes.ca/2006/07/big-homebuilt-el-cheapo-bicycle-cargo.html
 
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Re: Bicycle as a BOV
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 12:32:38 PM »

bicycles have their place and should be considered as a part of your plans, if not for the main part at least for a back up plan or a tertiary plan when the forst two fall apart for unforseen reasoning.

Then in the rebuilding stage and for the long term bicycles might be better just because they can help ya pack  little more back towards the settlement.
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Re: Bicycle as a BOV
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 06:21:28 PM »

We have 1 for everyone but the acerage is a 2 hour drive. Then there is the wonderful Canadian winter to contend with. SOOOooo depending on the weather may or may not be viable.
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Re: Bicycle as a BOV
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 10:47:21 PM »

A two hour drive at 100 kph? Call that about eight hours on a bike, based on an average of 15 mph/24 kph. That's actually a fairly good speed, a more relaxed pace would be 10 mph / 16 kph for about 13 hours of travel by bike.

As for winter, Nokian makes studded snow tires for bikes. There are other manufacturers of winter tires for bikes. I've also seen ski adapters ... one for the front tire and two for the rear like outriggers, the rear tire still provides the power.
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