Don't Laugh. Ok, Laugh A Litte Bit.

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Joseph, Apr 4, 2013.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. Joseph

    Joseph Newcomer
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Afternoon All.
    I'm in the process of thinking about starting window cleaning, I've had long chats about it with 3 of my friends who it works well for but I'm not rushing into anything.

    My current thought process is starting out with traditional because of the start up costs.
    and, here comes the killer...I can't drive but I sure as heck can cycle and that's how I want to get around my round.

    I've had a little peek through the forums and it seems like a few of you wouldn't mind trying the bike thing out.
    I live in a large housing estate next to an even bigger housing estate with plenty of cycle paths around.

    At the moment, this is all I have in mind for carrying my gear/sandwiches:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221052729516?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

    So, without laughing, how would you go down this route? Mostly though, how would you bypass the ladder thing? What are my options?

    Thanks in advance all.
     
    Advertisement
  2. Dodger

    Dodger Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    7,218
    Likes Received:
    289
    Gonna move to Introductions but welcome aboard mate.

    I'm not laughing at all mate it's a good idea if you can generate a compact round, on the ladder front maybe use a small 2.5m triple aluminium ladder and rig a bracket on the little trailer there and have the ladder coming up over you.
     
  3. Joseph

    Joseph Newcomer
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks Dodger. (and for moving this, realised I made a boo boo just as I clicked post)

    I just came across someone on here (Can't find it now...) who had a nice little trolley system w/a reach and wash (I think) pole. It cost him about £160. If anyone can find that link for me again, and tell me what they think about that for me...?
     
  4. Joseph

    Joseph Newcomer
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here it is...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHr1qGFbtFk&feature=youtu.be
     
  5. TobySampson

    TobySampson Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    11
    Welcome!

    My dad use to cycle with the ladder on his shoulder as you would normally... Simple
     
  6. Joseph

    Joseph Newcomer
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did he die in a horrific cycling accident whilst holding a ladder...?
     
  7. mark m

    mark m Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    6,623
    Likes Received:
    530
  8. Posh

    Posh Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    5,903
    Likes Received:
    954
    Greetings
     
  9. Window Cleaner

    Window Cleaner Active Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    2
    i was speaking to a window cleaner couple of years back a older guy bout late 50's had been window cleaning for years and doesn't drive he said he has a ladder on each estate that he works on (im assuming at 1 of his customers house) and he said he cycles to that estate uses the ladder thats there then puts it back when finished and does this for each area he works in.
     
  10. Joseph

    Joseph Newcomer
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeh, one of my window cleaning buddies mentioned that as well. Seems a bit cheeky to me to be honest. =)
     
Advertisement