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Well here she is the new love in my life! 2 days ago new with 9kms on the clock now to 300 already almost leave the bike in the car park and drive everywhere, but not quite!


My ultimate transport carrier for the Mighty Ellsworths

A few little additons to make her travel worthy, other than that shes a beast!

Show us yours! Im sure theres some awesome machines tearing up the roads to the trails!;)
 

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That's an interesting looking Toyota truck. Haven't really seen one like that. Is it a Tacoma? Looks like the truck version of the Rav4.

Here's my bike transporter:
 

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trailadvent's in newsyland (NZ) and their models are a little different. Look at the steering wheel in the last pic: opposite by N. American standards.

I still occasionally have nightmares about driving in New Zealand. Turning right across traffic, those one lane bridges...

On the other hand, I've never been anywhere else where EVERYONE I met was so cheerful, helpful and friendly. The whole country must be boy scouts or something.
 

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Bob the Wheelbuilder said:
trailadvent's in newsyland (NZ) and their models are a little different. Look at the steering wheel in the last pic: opposite by N. American standards.

I still occasionally have nightmares about driving in New Zealand. Turning right across traffic, those one lane bridges...
Oh yeah...I didn't notice the right hand drive. My brain tends to malfunction driving on the left side of the road and going clockwise on a roundabout. I used to look left when crossing streets in the UK. Got a few "darn American comments" actually it was more like "darn yank"....
 

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lol

UK roads are so different to ours, more traffic and with its small cars and narrow streets. Isn't my cuppa tea either.
 

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chad1433 said:
How would my Moment look on one of these?
Smartcar: looks like you can take that on your local single track. Who needs a Moment!
 

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Awesome guys, I like the trucks almost as much as the Es

Lowcel awesome dude youve just solved my bike loading delima cheers.

Yeah Bobs bang on the money shes a Kiwi truck right hand drive, 3.0litre Intercooled Turbo Diesel 5 speed manual 4WD, called a Hilux here in little old NZ, we don't get the Tacoma here.
Shes the biggest beast on the block here except for the US imports then she looks small though with our fuel prices shes allot cheaper to run.

88cents a litre compared to $1.35 for 98 octane oucchh.

I love the Torbo diesel throaty ness urgh urgh!

Enjoying the pics hope to see more, slightly different topic but interesting to see other ideas for hauling!

cheers:)
 

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Looks good mate, dam fine bikes on the back too................
 

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thanks for posting this thread.... nice to look back at some older pics :D :D
over the years my Ellsworths (and those of my buds) have found themselves being hauled on/in these :D :D :D





and



t's all I got :D
 

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chad1433 said:
What became of your Id? Did Ellsworth take care of that for you?
Thanks for askin'
Sorry for the delayed response... Ryan at Ellsworth hooked me up with a replacement chainstay ( i had to pay for it - i bought the frame off ebay, so no warranty). the stay itself is a little beefier than the one i cracked... running fine and i'm building up a warranty one part at a time :p Thanks to Brad @ the shop for hooking me up by dealing with Ells even though they're not an Ells dealer... transaction was smooth and swapped within a couple weeks (Thanksgiving holiday and Katrina slowed things (UPS) down a bit.)

I replaced the Psylo Race with an AM1 and loving it!... though it's been weird going back to a squishy bike after ridin' the hardtail.... gears are nice too! :rolleyes:

Now if i could just get my Xterra back from the bodyshop! (recent ice storm carnage)
all will be right in the world :p
 

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Time is not a road.
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Good to see you're up and running again. Too bad about the Xterra! Was that an ice storm?

I'm suprised your Id wasn't covered under warranty.
 

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chad1433 said:
Good to see you're up and running again. Too bad about the Xterra! Was that an ice storm?

I'm suprised your Id wasn't covered under warranty.
Ice Storm! you are correct sir!

Warranty doesn't apply to secondhand ebay purchases, sucks, but i knew the risks when i bought the frame...,Nice thing though is the part that was replaced, through a bike shop / ellsworth , that is now covered by warranty, hence my comments of building a warranty one part at a time :D
 

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Ice Storm! you are correct sir!

Warranty doesn't apply to secondhand ebay purchases, sucks, but i knew the risks when i bought the frame...,Nice thing though is the part that was replaced, through a bike shop / ellsworth , that is now covered by warranty, hence my comments of building a warranty one part at a time :D
You should have traded that bad boy for a Moment and gotten a full two year warranty!

Hopefully, that stay will hold out for you.
 
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