I needed to carry a boxed bike down to my office for UPS pickup, so
of course the X must take it there.
I don't yet own a set of wideloaders, so I didn't really have a
platform to rest the bike box upon, and didn't think string and one
footsie would do it. I looked at where the wideloaders and footsies
plug in, and wondered what else would fit in those frame holes
there. Aha! I had some leftover wooden plunger handles from a
trombone stand project (don't ask) and found they fit right in, and
the fit was snug, and they worked just fine as soon as I rested the
box on top of them. Voila! Instand home made wideloaders, or cargo
pegs, if you will. Not quite as cool, but they did the job. A
piece of broom handle might fit the bill too if the diameter is
right. When I delivered the bike box, I tucked the plunger handles
in my messenger bag, and I'm sleek and narrow again.
It's fun to be cheap.