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Published : 24th September 2003

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">I'm trying to locate a tripod dolly that had two bicycle wheels for transporting over rough terrain.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Any hints?

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Thanks in advance.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Brian Heller

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Brian,

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Mark Weingartner had or used what he called a 'rickshaw dolly' that had two bicycle wheels, a place for the operator to sit, and two handles so that the camera and operator could be pulled around in the fashion of pre-contemporary Asia. He probably still has it. I'm sure he'll be chiming in here to correct me and describe it more thoroughly.

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You might try to check out various jogger-strollers -- the three-wheeled prams with slung seats and large bicycle-type wheels. If you can find one large and heavy enough to support an adult, that might be one way to go.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">One caution : The front wheels on some of those strollers, while they're fixed (non-steerable) aren't always very rigidly mounted -- the front part of the frame can twist a bit.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">One could possibly mount a jib on the frame of one of the better-quality strollers. Might work nicely.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Dan Drasin wrote :

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style="margin-top:0; margin-bottom: 0;">>You might try to check out various jogger-strollers -- the three-wheeled >prams with slung seats and large bicycle-type wheels. If you can find >one large and heavy enough to support an adult, that might be one way >to go.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Thanks, Dan, but I'm not looking to re-invent the wheel (so to speak), I looking for something that has already been invented and was exhibited at film equipment trade shows a few years ago. It's a tripod spreader with two bicycle/wheelchair wheels attached. It's not meant to work as a dolly, but as a means of transporting a set up camera.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Brian Heller

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">>Mark Weingartner had or used what he called a 'rickshaw dolly' that had >two bicycle wheels, a place for the operator to sit, and two handles so >that the camera and operator could be pulled around in the fashion of >pre-contemporary Asia.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">I finally took it apart and turned the bits into something else but it could be re-constituted if needed.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">John Westerlaken in Vancouver built a really cool rickshaw dolly too - I just saw it last week.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">His has the possibility of "Dualies" - you can set it up with double bicycle wheels on the main axle - better for bad surfaces.

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