How do you carry a frame while riding?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by swee'pea99, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Is there a clever way to do it? Any tips appreciated.
     
  2. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    possible to get it securely on your back but high up? i've ridden with a few bags before, one being a badminton bag and due to it's length it's quite hard getting on and off the saddle and trying not to get the bag caught on the saddle.
     
  3. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    You don't.

    If you are nudged off, you go to hospital with a broken neck.
     
  4. Kestevan

    Kestevan Last of the Summer Winos

    Location:
    Holmfirth.
    ^^^ Wot he said.

    Get a trailer or walk, drive, take the bus.
    Better safe than quadraplegic
     
  5. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Easy, lash it to the bike and walk home
     
  6. Sam Kennedy

    Sam Kennedy New Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Tie it to your current frame and just ride it like normal?
     
  7. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    If its a nice frame, take it on the bus to show it off.

    If its naf, put it in a bin liner before you leave the shop.
     
  8. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Attach 2 wheels, seatpost and saddle, possibly some brakes, a chain, crankset.... blah blah blah... then ride it home.

    I'm not being too helpful, am I?
     
  9. OP
    OP
    swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Well thanks for that guys! Where would I be without you... ;)


    :smile:
     
  10. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    Location:
    Midlands
    Just strap it to your back - I have carried one like that - it was shorter (and lighter)than my golf clubs which I often carry on my bike
     
  11. Brahan

    Brahan Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Can't you just hold it in one hand while you ride? Or maybe you could try 'wearing' it...somehow. ;)

    I want to see pics.....
     
  12. GrahamG

    GrahamG Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol
    Jesus, anyone would think that this is some totally insane thing to do based on the above suggestions. Just wear the main triangle like a messenger/shoulder bag. It's a quick errand run not some extended countryside blast FFS - and trust me, when you've got a load of metal sticking out from your person, cars give you plenty of room.
     
  13. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
    +1
    I've carried one like that - a bit uncomfy but if it's not for very far - and you can ride one handed for periods when it's safe and bear the weight of the frame with the free hand.
     
  14. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    I'd second that. I've done it with two frames - you have to go with a bit of extra care, and keep fiddling about with the frame position so it doesn't get in the way, but it isn't difficult. And you're right about the extra room...
     
  15. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Could this be the new Hi Viz? ;);)
     
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