Things people carry on bikes

pottssteve
pottssteve Posts: 4,069
edited February 2010 in The bottom bracket
Hello Again!

Living here in the Third World means that not many people have cars. This is generally a good thing but is of course a problem when one has to move large or heavy objects around. As such I tend to see some odd things. For example, whilst out this morning I spotted a chap on a mountain bike cycling along the pavement whilst carrying a broom in one hand and texting with the other. Last week I saw an elderly gentleman riding along the cycle lane with a full sized door strapped to his back. Anyone else seen odd things being transported?
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  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    In Uganda - 3 piece suite on one bike, large (very) pig on another
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Saw an undercounter fridge on the back of a bike in Brizzle in the past. I've ridden with a bike frame on my back and clouted a wing mirror in the process :oops:
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • Saw this guy loading a ladder on his cargo bike in Mexico. Couldn't wait around long enough to try and watch him ride
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  • downfader
    downfader Posts: 3,686
    bompington wrote:
    In Uganda - 3 piece suite on one bike, large (very) pig on another

    Cool. Would be cooler if the pig was in the suit. :D

    I've carried spare wheels on the rack myself. Normal shopping in pannier bag, usually pretty standard stuff.. Oh and photography gear like tripods and SLRs, bag of filters and loads of film.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    My Uncle once strapped a lounge carpet to himself and drove him and his Honda step-through, from Irvine to kilbirnie, Ayrshire. he is mental, makes Rab.C.Nesbitt look like a Tory Peer.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    downfader wrote:
    bompington wrote:
    In Uganda - 3 piece suite on one bike, large (very) pig on another

    Cool. Would be cooler if the pig was in the suit. :D

    I've carried spare wheels on the rack myself. Normal shopping in pannier bag, usually pretty standard stuff.. Oh and photography gear like tripods and SLRs, bag of filters and loads of film.

    Just wait until I start cycling at work...
  • desweller
    desweller Posts: 5,175
    Last Christmas I cycled to my parents' house with a 6'6" Victoria plum tree in one pannier, all wrapped up in nice glittery paper.

    I didn't do too much leaning in the corners!

    EDIT: I am half Chinese, so maybe it's in my genes...
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  • Our regular pub was being done up many years ago and the old stuff just dumped outside so a pal carried an eight or ten foot length of hardwood bartop home under his arm.

    Apparently getting round the roundabout at the foot of the hill was interesting - one stirrup brake did not do very much and the wood was quite keen to maintain a straight ahead path.
  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    downfader wrote:
    bompington wrote:
    In Uganda - 3 piece suite on one bike, large (very) pig on another

    Cool. Would be cooler if the pig was in the suit. :D

    I've carried spare wheels on the rack myself. Normal shopping in pannier bag, usually pretty standard stuff.. Oh and photography gear like tripods and SLRs, bag of filters and loads of film.
    That's suite as in sofa and 2 armchairs, not suit as in waistcoat...
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,437
    bompington wrote:
    In Uganda - 3 piece suite on one bike, large (very) pig on another

    You sure it wasn't Ullrich on a training ride?