How to carry a refrigerator while riding a bike


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/02/how-to-carry-a-refrigerator-wh.html


#2

+1 for cobblestone street.


#3

Good one to save for when I think I have a big burden.


#4

Two observations.

  1. That is one strong dude.

  2. He’s going to regret that when he’s forty.


#5

That was impressive.


#6

Is this like one of those “How do you get an elephant out of a tree?” jokes?


#7

He makes it look so easy.

He’s strong, but I’m surprised the wheels don’t deform.


#8

The wheels on the bike go round and fwump


#9

it is impressive but its one of those little italian / euro fridges. I’d like to see him lift one of our 'murican fridges.


#10

I wanted to see the owner chasing after him, “Stop thief!”


#11

“Freeze! You’re under arrest!”


#12

Indeed. A small fridge might weigh on the order of 80-100 kg (a 9 cu ft Smeg is 82kg according their website), which is not an unbearable load for, say, a well-made touring or cargo bike (but possibly more than the manufacturer recommends), you are likely to at least break some spokes at some point.


#13

“Is your refrigerator running?”


#14

I am absolutely sickened by this.


#15

The Bicycle Fridge Thieves?


#16

Is it just me, or do those 90’s style long shorts make his legs look stubby?


#17

I think it’s a modded bike. For sure, actually, given that he’s actually riding it in the vid without the bike collapsing.


#18

If he was stealing the fridge he’d have been described as a ‘gentleman’, rather than a ‘fellow’.

Okay, I’m impressed that he set off with it, but what I want to see is him stopping successfully.


#19

If I come out of my house and see someone stealing my fridge, alone, on a bike …I think I’ll let them have the fridge. Arguably they’ve earned it and even if they don’t have the moral upper hand in the matter, I think the act speaks against the wisdom of confrontation with the person in question.


#20

Church.