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    unicycle platform

    a thursday night project... so many people ask for this... though



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    what, no suspension?

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    So is this used to transport bridges and lumber? Does it work well? Does it require one person or two to balance it? Lots of people probably have an old fork and 26" wheel sitting around, interesting idea.
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    Good job!

    Anything that makes life easier the simple way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fattirewilly View Post
    So is this used to transport bridges and lumber? Does it work well? Does it require one person or two to balance it?
    Not to be too thick, I don't understand what it does or how it does it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    Not to be too thick, I don't understand what it does or how it does it either.
    It's a single wheel with a "clamp" on the top. Loosen it up and put in the lumber or bridge deck that you want to move into position on the trail. It takes one person each end to keep it balanced and move it forward, but the wheel bears most of the weight.

    Pretty clever. I'd seen backwoods hikers carts like that thirty years ago, but that is a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampboy62 View Post
    It's a single wheel with a "clamp" on the top. Loosen it up and put in the lumber or bridge deck that you want to move into position on the trail. It takes one person each end to keep it balanced and move it forward, but the wheel bears most of the weight.

    Pretty clever. I'd seen backwoods hikers carts like that thirty years ago, but that is a great idea.

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    Thanks for being brave,

    I didn't "get it" either.

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    How did you attach the bottom plate?

    If you used a flat top plate (yeah I know you probably just used what you had on hand) you could probably use some big honkin' wingnuts to speed things up instead of fooling around with wrenches to tighten down the top plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnifeKnut View Post
    How did you attach the bottom plate?

    If you used a flat top plate (yeah I know you probably just used what you had on hand) you could probably use some big honkin' wingnuts to speed things up instead of fooling around with wrenches to tighten down the top plate.
    use adjustables, works well. i'm always surprised how much weight i can move with this rig...
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    Adjustable C-clamps instead of the threaded rod and nuts in your photo, and instead of the wing nuts I suggested, you mean?

    I am still unclear as to how you attached the bottom angle plate to the steer tube. I still have to learn how to braze and weld.

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