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Building a BBQ on a Bike Trailer

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Valiant, 8 May 2008.

  1. Valiant

    Valiant Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Well ladies and gents, it's getting close to that time of the year when hundreds of crazy mofo's decide to cycle 120 miles overnight to a cold and wet beach in Dunwich. So to liven up the mood and be crowned the sillyest person ever, I is building a BBQ onto a bike trailer and towing it init.

    Now, first off, the spit roast idea was sublime but sadly the weight involved in a whole pig would mean I probably wouldn't make it to Dunwich and well a BBQ is so much nicer and we can have a veggie and meat sides.

    I'm imaging me taking the BBQ and some charcoal and everyone else helping out by taking some charcoal and whatever they want, sound fair?

    So how do I build this bastard then?

    I have a CarryFreedom Large Y trailer, the bed on which is 60x45cm but I can remove the bed and bolt a modifed BBQ onto it.

    Share ideas people... obviously weight is a major factor!
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    sounds like a great idea! And you seem to have it sorted really - just bolt the thing onto your trailer! And charcoal is fairly light to carry. Just detail someone else to carry all the long spikey tools and so on, share the food out between a few more...

    You might start a trend - titanium BBQs to save weight will be all the rage next summer...:smile:
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Take a disposable BBQ or two - not as much fun, but you won't need the trailer !
     
  4. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Real cycled burgers...yum
     
  5. You could do what the TdF riders of old used to do and spend the day sitting on a piece of minute steak while you cycle. Then barbecue it in the evening for about a minute each side.:smile:
     
  6. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    An old aluminium beer keg makes a great BBQ.

    Get a local engineering shop to plasma cut a quadrant out of it, which can then be hinged to make a lid.

    Two pieces of round bar inserted longitudinally through holes drilled in either end will support the cooking grill.

    It would be strong enough to mount the wheels and towing arm directly to it.

    Or just buy one of these stainless steel puppies and have it for ever and a day.
     
  7. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Strap a lit disposable BBQ to your back and pedal like f*ck?
     
  8. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Look, you've got a while yet, *teach* the pig to pedal and go on a tandem. Then slaughter the pig and roast it on the beach.
     
  9. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Invest in the disposable aluminium trays you can get to put on the barbecue. Great to use when the coals are too hot or creating too much fire. They can also be used to serve up the cooked food on. They're very light and versatile.
    Your food gets cooked without being burned.
     
  10. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Won't you have to light it while you're still about twenty minutes away from the beach?
     
  11. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    You legend! First the sound trailer, and now a BBQ.... I'm definitely doing the Dynamo now. No ideas yet though aside from the thought that Dunwich beach car park is very rutted and will make for a tricky last 100 yards.
     
  12. Valiant

    Valiant Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Well the plan is to BBQ as we go along!
     
  13. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Then you'll be the only person hoping for a headwind to avoid a burnt arse when it is warming up! :ohmy:
     
  14. Valiant

    Valiant Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    I know lol