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Stormswift
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:53 pm    Post subject: curb ramps Reply with quote

I've been using a loading ramp to get my Buddy over the curb. It's kind of getting tiresome and perhaps risky. I was thinking of a curb ramp but not sure what might work with Buddy clearance. Any Ideas?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How high is the curb? I see sandbags used a lot in construction zones, maybe something as simple as that?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am thinking of something that could srmi-permanantly attached to the curb. I usually walk the bike down but with some type of ramp I might be able
to ride down . Less stress on my back and less risk, I think

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here ya go, Storm!

http://www.amazon.com/MAXSA-Innovations-20031-Curb-Ramp/dp/B000H0P9NQ

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw those and couple of others on Amazon . I am wondering if it is too steep doe a bike.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with a few deck screws, a little scrap plywood you could build one pretty cheap. If you have the tools for that.

The buddy is kind of low on ground clearance, but you don't need much.

Also, a wheel chock may work, or even try going to a harbour freight and getting a low profile car ramp ( if its not too tall). I hate plastic ramps for working on cars, but for a scooter curb ramp it might be just the ticket.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you seen this one:
http://www.bridjit.com/

Pretty dang awesome if not a little pricey. I sent an inquiry a while back and the smallest section they sell is 4 ft. They said anything shorter would potentially move when driving over.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CountChocula wrote:
Have you seen this one:
http://www.bridjit.com/

Pretty dang awesome if not a little pricey. I sent an inquiry a while back and the smallest section they sell is 4 ft. They said anything shorter would potentially move when driving over.

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Yikes! Looks good, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a bag of asphalt and build a little ramp?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what the local Governing body would permit! But I'd be careful spending a bunch of money on something you can not legally place. Streets tend to be public right of way and are controlled by a public authority. Imagine if a bicyclist hits the object you create to jump the curb. The cyclist falls and breaks a shoulder or worse. Who gets hit with a law suit?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way our parking works, bicycles cannot go there because of grassy areas in between each section. It's a townhouse development with parking perpendicular not parallel to the curb. My biggest issue is the steapness of the curb ramps that Amazon sells vs. Buddy ground clearance. My loading folding ramp works, but is narrow and that's what makes it scarry.
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