Chairlift bike trays

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  1. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    Does anybody know where mountains get the trays they use to convert chairlifts to carry bicycles?
     
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  2. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    the ones around here make them, sinc ethey dont have ot be inspected to carry humans they just have them welded up since they are such a specialty item, every mountain has different lifts, connections and chairs.

    i made a couple in 2003 for willamette pass ski area, it was a cost of about 220 bucks a peice in steel,
     
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  3. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Is this going to be to increase how many Bike the Big Blue Bus can carry ?
     
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  4. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    diablo you just hang the bike over the railing your not aloud to sit on, and at platty you better have a damn good seatpost and seat, they hang from the side of the lift
     
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  5. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    You got it. I was at 'Nam a few months back and somebody pulled out as I was arriving, they had the same trays on a hitch mount that Highland uses. That got the gears turning...
     
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  6. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I've seen his there before too .
     
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  7. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    The highland trays are similar to these ones from Bromont:
     
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  8. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    bromont finally ditched the 'hook yr front tire' method? good.
     
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  9. offsprung

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    they don't have racks at sunday river, you have to carry your bike up on your lap.
     
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  10. auntesther

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    Highland had theirs made for them. Could probably email Marc and he could tell you where to contact the maker ( local guy if I recall correctly)
     
  11. DirtyMike

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    Big bear used to have the Curled rebar with some rubber hose to hang by the tire method. never did like that much, but it was the only local mountain for DH. Man I miss that place, ALOT