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Bonnie Lad
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PostPosted: 15:05 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Moving bike about on a dolly Reply with quote

Keep my bike in a good sized shed in the back garden, and then wheel it out of this, down the side passage , through a narrowish front gate and then turn right onto the pavement before pushing it down a drop curb about 5 metres away.

This isn't a massive deal, and only takes a few minutes along with a bit of effort and some degree of care to get the bike out on the road (plus when no one is parked in front of the house I can push it straight off the kerb before the final turn)

However, there are a few tight turns involved in this process and it can be a bit of a pain in the arse sometimes, so I was wondering if anyone uses a dolly to manoeuvre their bike around small areas like this. Would this make my life easier? Any reccomandations for any lightweight, narrow models?

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jnw010
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PostPosted: 15:34 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

What bike, and does it have a centre stand?
I have one that you wheel the bike onto and use the side stand. I think it would be wholly impractical for your use, however I have seen rear wheel ones that work like a paddock stand - front wheel on the deck with the rear able to be wheeled in any direction as required, and centre stand ones.

They all have fairly small wheels, so the surface needs to be quite smooth.
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Bonnie Lad
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PostPosted: 20:08 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bonny T100

Has a centre stand but like you say, think the bulk of one of the full length dollys would negate any benefits

Will look at some of those paddock stands on wheels...
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Petemate
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PostPosted: 18:09 - 11 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shed in which I occasionally work on my bike is a funny triangular-shaped one, due to the shape of the area behind our workshop at the top of the garden. My method of rotating the bike is simple. The floorboards of the shed are made from reclaimed pallet slats, so are not massively strong. But where I put the bike on the centre stand, I have a large steel plate positioned - it is about 3mm thick so nice and strong. On goes the bike on the centre stand, and I can spin it round like a loco engine on a turntable. This process is assisted by a fine coating of grease on the plate. Sounds dodgy? works well, and at my age if I can do it, anyone can. I reckon this would work on a slightly bigger bike too.
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