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    What has three wheels and is eleven feet long?

    My Big Dummy with Burley Piccolo trail-a-bike attached, that's what! Pretty sure I can get three kids, one engine (me! ) and one adult passenger on this contraption. Hah!

    (Sorry for the crapcam pic. Not only is my phone camera sucky, but my basement is kinda dim.)

    Special thanks to Porkstacker for helping me with tips on the attachment, although that was so long ago he may no longer remember it.
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    Also: Please note I'm using an XTR crankset on the Big Dummy. For weight weenie purposes.


    Edit: Thanks again to JustJeff, Pimpbot, and CHUM, who contributed parts to this beast. Thanks guys!
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    the 'awesome' has no boundaries with this vehicle of cool...

    it exudes RAD

    you are my hero sir.
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    That's like the stretch Humvee limo of bikes. I mean that in a good way.

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    Do you wear a full face helmet while piloting that thing? Seems like it would complete the look.

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    Hmmm... I should wear my FF, and get some little ones for my kids to wear too. That'd be awesome!
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    Three kids? Did I read it wrong?

    It's a super cool bike. Is man's power trustworthy for this? I would need a machine engine.

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    That is dope! Where does the beer go?

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    do a wheelie!

    lol cool man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plim View Post
    My Big Dummy with Burley Piccolo trail-a-bike attached, that's what! Pretty sure I can get three kids, one engine (me! ) and one adult passenger on this contraption. Hah!

    (Sorry for the crapcam pic. Not only is my phone camera sucky, but my basement is kinda dim.)

    Special thanks to Porkstacker for helping me with tips on the attachment, although that was so long ago he may no longer remember it.
    When are we riding?





    edit: it's a slightly older pic but the trailer hooks up to the tandem to carry the "spare" stoker.
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    That looks like a killer set up...I would love to see a pic of you guys all loaded up and riding if you have one.

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    Dan: awesome tandem! I gotta admit I don't ride far though. Take the kids to school, to the park, to grandma's. Couple miles at most. Longest I've ridden is up to Skyline from my place, but the boys don't like being on my bike for that long so haven't come close to that in quite a while. They'd rather go to the park then ride their bikes (their bikes fit in the Dummy's cargo bags).

    Ryan: The beer is in my belly, of course. I'd put a keg or two in the cargo bags, but those tend to be filled with my kids' bikes, snacks and sand toys.

    DHinFool: Just got that done, so no pics of it in action. Best I've got is an old pic of me and two kids on the Dummy. One kid in the Wee-Ride in front, and one in the bike seat in back. I've had my wife aboard too in addition to two kids, but never got a pic of it.
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    And a GoPro and your set.
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    if you do catch some video of the family riding, you should send in to Revolutions Per Minute, a documentary that is being filmed by crowd sourcing. (R)Evolutions Per Minute: Crowd-Sourced Cargo Biking Documentary Wants Your Footage! Liz Canning Revolutions Per Minute Film Still, Surf Bike in Santa Cruz


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    Now take it down Cinderella. Should be interesting.
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    Needs to be towing a trailer full of beer!

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    I like it! I agree we need action pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plim View Post
    My Big Dummy with Burley Piccolo trail-a-bike attached, that's what! Pretty sure I can get three kids, one engine (me! ) and one adult passenger on this contraption. Hah!

    (Sorry for the crapcam pic. Not only is my phone camera sucky, but my basement is kinda dim.)

    Special thanks to Porkstacker for helping me with tips on the attachment, although that was so long ago he may no longer remember it.
    But of course I remember!!!

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    2 summers ago, while biking with the family around Yosemite, we took the road out to Mirror Lake for lunch. Parked at the top of the hill near the lake was a tandem with a trail-a-bike.

    Attached to the trail-a-bike was a 2-kid chariot. It was impressive.

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    That's a very cool setup, but I think I might have it tied with my 700c disc braked frankenbike when the BOB is hooked up. It's a good 11 feet . Carries a weeks' worth of groceries, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plim View Post
    My Big Dummy with Burley Piccolo trail-a-bike attached...
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    3 seats? Is that so Chum can peddle while you, ryan g and tburger drink beer?

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