Originally Posted by Coachgeo
so your talking something similar to furniture moving straps (forearm fork lifts) but over the shoulder or similar?
looks like the over the shoulder kind you could even add a ratchet using yourself as the anchor but then how do you then grab the bike with out disturbing the height you raised it? hmmm........ Guess you could step in closer every couple of ratchets till your next to the bike and can finish the lift hmmmmmmmmm
Yes, mine has D-rings like a helmet strap so I slip it through a frame rail or the crash bars, through the D-rings and cinch it up, then just lift with my legs.
I'm not particularly strong, but what I found was an absolute bastard was that I had to shift my grip to get the bike all the way up - just couldn't do that without dropping it again. With the strap, it comes up most of the way, all the lifting done with my legs. My arms are relatively free so I can grab the bike at that point and finish the lift. Those furnature straps look at least as good.