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Anyone make a small ramp for curb? - October 29, 2008, 08:42 AM

Well it's winter time and I'm thinking about bringing the bike into my "backayrd". I live in a rowhouse (townhouse for the MoCo folks) that has a back patio. the only problem is theres a step up thats about 8'' high and just wide enough for the bike. I want to be able to get it into the backyard, if not for the fact of snow and all that but I'm pretty anxious about it getting jacked on the street. Its got a cover and a big chain around the rear wheel but still. I was wondering, has anyone made a small ramp for something like this? I'm concerned about it staying in place when I run a 400 pound motorcycle over it, breaking, etc. I can go to Home Depot and all that, got a drill and some other tools. I also figured I'd make some "bumpers" to slide onto my bar ends to keep them from getting scratched up on the sides of the gate entrance.
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October 29, 2008, 08:47 AM

it'd probably be pretty easy to fabricate using 2x6 and a couple of 2x4s

you can easily roll a bike on a 2x6 (even a 1x6 for that matter) given an 8" curb height without breaking


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it'd probably be pretty easy to fabricate using 2x6 and a couple of 2x4s

you can easily roll a bike on a 2x6 (even a 1x6 for that matter) given an 8" curb height without breaking


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October 29, 2008, 08:51 AM

Katie actually had one of these so she could pull her bike in the back of her house at her townhouse. It was basically made from 2x6's in a triangle. Worked great. I'm sure it would be pretty easy to make.


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October 29, 2008, 08:55 AM

Yeah, my roommate and I made one to park our bikes up on acurbes part of our old building's garage. he just made the base out of 2x4's and the ramp surface was 1" plywood. never had any trouble... It may help to make it wide enough to be able to put your feet down on it if you're gonna ride the bike up the ramp... it would suck to be going to slow for the incline, try putting your feet down and hitting nothing but air.


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God made one, its called wood


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October 29, 2008, 09:05 AM

I probably live down the street from you. I use a "ramp" every time I take the bike down. It's a 2*6 on a brick
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I would say, go to Lowes pick up a piece of 2x6 cut it to a length of 24 inches, 8 inches, 20 inches. Also pick up a 2x4 and cut to length for supports. I hope my picture shows up and is readable...

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Ok, I give up... How do I post a picture un like ^^^ that one which did not work
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Click on the "Manage Attachments" button under the Reply window then find your picture using the "Browse" button and click the "Upload" button. Linking to your hard drive will not work, you have to host the photo somewhere. "Manage Attachments" will upload it to this site, then you can link it (or the new program may do that automatically for you, I'm not sure).

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I literally used about 5-7 pieces of firewood to get mine up the curb.

Here she is resting peacefully. Note the cardboard to keep the dogs out.



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I have an extra car ramp. I use it as a ramp to get my bike up my trailer. Its resin plastic. Looks similar to this. $15 buck...PM me.

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October 29, 2008, 10:07 AM

Go to home depot, pick up a box of ramp ends for $20. Attach them to a pressure treated 2x6 or 2x8 4-6 feet in length. The ramp end box will tell you what size to use either 2x6 or 2x8. The longer the board is, the easier it will be rolling the bike up. You can also attach a strip of that sand paper like material to the board for extra grip.
Also don't get smart and try and ride your bike up it. Stop half way and it's over. lol

If you cut the board to at least 6-8 feet you can always use it down the road if you need your bike picked up and know anyone with a pickup truck but no ramp.
My board easily handles the weight of 450 bike. I would not suggest using the board for a 600+ pound bike.

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I literally used about 5-7 pieces of firewood to get mine up the curb.

Here she is resting peacefully. Note the cardboard to keep the dogs out.

now that's funny....
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I have an extra car ramp. I use it as a ramp to get my bike up my trailer. Its resin plastic. Looks similar to this. $15 buck...PM me.


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