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Reader photo of the week: Keg return by bike

Posted by on July 22nd, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Bakfiets

Ed Groth carrying an empty keg, wine bottles, and other party leftovers by bakfiets.
(Photo by Anomalily in the BikePortland Photographers pool on Flickr)

Jonathan’s story in 2005 about how he and Sara Stout hauled two 180lb kegs across town was one of the first big draws for site traffic from around the country for what was then a very young blog.

It’s no longer quite such an unusual sight to see a party’s worth of beer, or all sorts of other unlikely cargo, being hauled around town by bike. Portland’s come a long way!

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Serviceburo
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In Ames IA, there’s a group called Bikes At Work that builds heavy duty trailers – I’ve seen those guys hauling a full size refridgerator on one.

Jev
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Jev

Go Ed!

E
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E

awesome!! 😀

mountain cheese
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mountain cheese

The location is the front patio of City Hall. Hmm.

Patrick McMahon
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Patrick McMahon

Here’s what appeared to be a full keg on a Yuba Mundo from last summer.

http://patrickmcmahon.shutterfly.com/354

patrick barber
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How else would you carry a keg? Way too big to walk with, and won’t fit in a pannier. 🙂

Tasha
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Tasha

Ed has legs of steel. Way to go!

revphil
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but shouldn’t’ the tap be removed? that is unless its not completely empty…

Schrauf
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Are those fresh pizzas on the rear rack?

I would have followed him home.

Peter
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Nice. here’s my version of the bike powered keg mobile: The Draught Horse. A custom built trailer designed around the dimenstions of a keg and featuring a custom made bar and modified pump mechanism. Photos of the contraption are on my stie:

http://www.petersbrock.com/#50156

Cheers,

peter

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