That is the one JAH, thanks for putting it up. They say the ticks are going to be a big problem this year. I was watching a neighbor skin an early bow kill one year and the ticks were pouring off that hide. Not what we needed in the neighborhood. I read that putting a pan with some alcohol in it under a deer that is hanging kills the ticks when they drop off.
In part one of that You Tube video they show how they modified the suspension, racks and tires on that CT110 all things that need doing. I dropped the primary gearing one tooth on the counter sprocket and put full knobbies on mine. I didn't like how the guy in the video had no weight for traction on his bike and it sat there and spun a hole in that river bank. A Rokon wouldn't have done that.
Here's a pic from when this site was busy. I got permission to use it back in the day. The pic was taken in New Zealand? Not sure but with no PM to double check, I don't remember the members name but it was a father son team IIRC, and this pic I believe was the son showing how they get around on some island they take a boat to, so they'd use bicycles to get around, including getting the deer back to the landing.
I've been thinking of using a bicycle myself in one of the excellent spots that I scouted two years ago. One of the best ways to get a big mega buck here in Wisconsin is to go where other people don't go so that the bucks get some age on them. They are gating off lots more places in the public land areas here and not allowing any motorized transportation. A bike would solve some of those issues aside from taking some spectacular falls on the snow and ice that usually accompanies our gun deer season. While I like the meat, I'm not real keen on cutting off the head like the guy in the video. Those antlers are kind of why I go in the first place.
Here in eastern NC we have huge expanses of public land but gates on paths to the most remote areas are closed. We use our bikes and a supermag cart. Aaron rides his bike and holds the cart with his free hand easily. He's brought several deer out well over a mile like this. I need to rig a cart hookup for my bike. I can ride and pull the cart but I'd like it better as a trailer. As long as I've got Aaron around though I can just ride along and be lazy. He's really good about getting our kills out.
NC or anyone, what makes a good hunting bicycle then? That seems to be a market segment that the bike manufactures have ignored. Lots of those mountain bikers seem to have the PETA / bunny hugger leanings and I have yet to see a camo painted mountain bike. One of my tenants left me a tall Schwinn that has like 21 gears and that seems to have a lot of power in those lower gears, but road tires might be slippery in the snow and goo. I guess adult training wheels would be out of the question, but the thought has occurred to me.
Interesting about being able to pull a trailer with a bicycle. I have increased the weight of my Mag Hauler quite a bit by putting 21" motorcycle wheels on it with brake hubs. It pulls great with the Rokon, but I could lighten it up some by putting wheel chair wheels on it.
NC, does your Super Mag Hauler have the spoke wheels or the newer plastic molded ones? The spokes on mine drove me crazy coming loose all the time. I even carried a spoke wrench for a year, but stopping every quarter mile to tighten the spokes was too much of a hassle. I even took those wheels to a bicycle shop to get them professionally adjusted and they still came loose. No such issue with the motorcycle 21" aluminum wheels aside from the weight. Those brake hubs I thought might be a benefit going down some steep hills where I hunt.
I've been letting my wheels sit out in the weather to rust so I can get paint to stick. I don't like the shiney and think that's why my first super mag got spotted and stolen. I took a pic of them but have been lazy to upload the last batch. Maybe in a bit ,,,