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Old 06-19-2012, 09:50 AM   #11
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I made sure the 4 bolts I've got holding the wood to the tire stick up high enough to prevent the weight from sliding off (in any direction). Plus, it helps that the plates I have at home have rubber around the edges, and the rubber against that wood doesn't let it slide much.

I've given it a few test runs in the backyard and the weight barely moves. That might change when I progress enough to stack weights on top of the 45. I may add a post in the middle when that time gets here.

During my test run, I was surprised at how much friction there was from the tire to the ground. There was a lot more natural drag resistance than I expected. Like Martha says, "it's a good thing."
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Sounds good. My design with straps holding the plates only works if you don't go too fast. Luckily for me that's not usually a problem.

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Sounds good. My design with straps holding the plates only works if you don't go too fast. Luckily for me that's not usually a problem.

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Yea, I don't think I'm gonna have to worry about going too fast. I'm more worried about after the workout--will I be able to get it back to my car ?
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