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    Length of a Big Dummy?

    Anyone know the length of a BD from the front tire to the rear? I'm trying to figure out if it'll be possible to get one in my basement. I actually think it might be possible without all that much trouble. Thanks.

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    Just measured with a tape measure—my 2010 Surly Big Dummy is a couple butthairs short of 7' long, from wheel to wheel (end to end). I am running 26" x 2.5" Maxxis Hookworms, so just a tad bigger than the standard tires. Biggest challenge for you will be getting it in/out of said basement; please do situps and pushups every morning if you plan on being strong enough for this bike to see the up/down transition to/from the basement, as it is a tad bulky.
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    I'm more worried about my poor ability to gauge spacial relations. Watch, I'll get it and not be able to get in the house. I guess it could always go in the living room. I'm sure my wife wouldn't object.

    Just out of curiosity... how much does a BD weigh? I was thinking maybe 35 to 40lbs for a standard build with the bags empty.

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    I would say more like 40 to 50lbs. depending on the build.

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    Hmmm. That's kind of heavy to maneuver in tight spaces. It's funny, my wife actually said it could remain by the front door. She then went on to say that I should just buy a car instead. I've never owned a car. I'm in my 40s now, why would I want to do that?

    It might be a little harder manuevering a BD in and out of the house than it's worth. Perhaps I'll have to consider some kind of trailer for big loads. Bummer. To be continued...

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    Stock build for the 2010 model is 55 pounds.
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    Get one of those do it yourself shed kits and park it in there.

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    Yes!

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    Get one of those do it yourself shed kits and park it in there.
    Hmmm..., how to get the shed kit home...

    We actually have a small shed already although too small for a BD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfltroll
    Hmmm..., how to get the shed kit home...

    We actually have a small shed already although too small for a BD.
    I had my 10x10 delivered by the hardware store I bought it from. Big truck with a fork lift.

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    depends on where you live.
    often times mine is cabled, shackled and covered with an old oiled army surplus tarp.
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    I have recently discovered a new medical condition called "Big Dummy Elbow". It's when the inside of your elbow hurts from repeatedly hoisting a big dummy vertically so that you can carry it up and down tight stairs. I recommend NOT putting it in the basement.

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    It's the only bike of mine that I keep in the garage; the others go in the basement. It's too heavy and unwieldy to haul in/out of the basement. You'll find there are accessories that bolt on and stay on, things that stay in the bags like bungee cords, cables and u locks and never leave. It doesn't take much before the BD gets real heavy.

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