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Has anyone done this or thought about it? I have these heavy steel rollers on my wish list.

 

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B071RVYCSK/?coliid=I1A99Z99XZLVXI&colid=1X5H11EH41351&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

I have only dragged the frame one time on a steep paved driveway, but it was loud, jarring and a little frightening. Thankfully nothing was damaged except for the last frame cross support, which lost some material on both ends.

 

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Those rollers are 3” wide, you could have them welded to a thick steel plate and bolt it to the bottom of the frame rail. It would not be a difficult mod. Cost would be under $100 unless you could weld it yourself.

 

An alternative would be a smooth flat steel skidplate that would just slide without getting trashed. The rollers are far more elegant, tho they would need an annual shot of grease.

 

Any comments? Have you dragged hard enough to damage the frame?

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

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