Very nice. Jealous of the Ibex suspension. Sometimes mine can really turn into a pogo stick when it hits a root. I never thought about putting my Action Packer in the BoB, but its nice to know that it'll fit well.
Originally Posted by flying_dutchman
Ideas for a solution to haul tools on the trail...
Some great ideas in this thread.
I need to haul a weed whacker, chainsaw, 1 or 2 gallon jug of gas, hedge clippers, leaf blower, throughout a trail system. Not all at once, but at least two or three of those items at a time. Sure it's nice to hike in and out each section of 7 mile loop from various points, but having a bike that could haul what I need would be easier.
The good news is, the trail system is in a State Park where I volunteer to do trail work and the majority of it is doubletrack, so I don't need to worry about navigating through tight and twisty. It's more about convenience of hauling multiple tools throughout to be more productive on a trail work day as opposed to hiking in and out with one or two tools at a time.
My options - or at least what I am thinking about at the moment:
Purchase a dedicated Surly Big Dummy and design a box to attach to haul what I need.
Convert an old Cannondale MTB 800 tandem (which currently is hanging in the garage not being used) into a long haul trucker.
Mine is green and fits me up front as the front end is size XL (rear is size small) and set up with a rigid fork and triple chainring with an 11-34 rear cassette so I would be able to spin up the hills hauling gear.
I did locate a company called LOKO who appear to have a product in development, but sounds like you have to pre-order and they only produce once they have 1000+ pre-orders. I've tried to contact them several times to get information on the rack to convert a tandem into a cargo bike, but have never received any reply. Sounds like this option may not exist.
However, I could probably find somebody in my local area to make something for me - or I could DIY some sort of a box/rack/mount to haul what I need on the back of the tandem conversion.
I don't think the BOB trailer will work with what I want to haul, but was curious for any suggestions and help in figuring out a solution to be able to haul something as long as a weed whacker, jug of fuel, and another tool or two all on the same trip.
I do have a rooftop tandem tray to haul the bike to and from the State Park - so at least that part of the issue of getting the work bike to and from the location is solved.
I found this baby jogger at curbside= trash day.
Not perfect but better then carrying all this on my back.
-2 MSR bottles gas mix & bar oil.
-Plastic wedges & tool kit.
-Handsaw & Felco#2 hand pruners.
-PPE=Hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, chainsaw chaps.
-Mini pick and hand trowel.
-Mini sledge hammer.
-Hand brace with bits.
-12" galvanized spikes.
-2 pair work gloves.
-Small stiff brush for cleaning dirt around trees before cutting etc.
-Roll duct tape.
-Roll of pink ribbon.
-Water and food to get through 4-12 hour day in the woods.
-I could strap a rake or long handle tool on this as well.
-BEER for after the saw is put away and I'm dragging my ass out of the woods.