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    Imma cheap a$$.

    So I built my own xtracycle. Armed with bamboo, some tent poles,12K Carbon Fiber tow and a Cannondale r400, I took a week and a half to build my own.
    Check it out. (I was borrowing the v-racks and bags for mock up, and a still dont have the kit. That will come with christmas $)




    Playing around with a niner front. 69 anyone?


    So you are probably asking, how strong is it? Well, I can bunny hop it, (about 1.5') and I had two of my roommates stand on the chainstays (the bamboo part) + me riding and it handled it no problem. (~550 pounds total)
    Total weight- (without xtracycle bags) 29 lbs.
    I repair Carbon Fiber frames.
    http://twobrotherscycleworks.blogspot.com/

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    that totally rocks!

    I dig your blogspot http://brotherscycleworks.blogspot.com/
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    Wow, nice handiwork!!! So surely we can safely assume you built it around the idea of being able to run a 3.7"/3.8" Surly Endomorph/Larry tire without clearance issues?
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    Thanks! And yes, the plan is to run endomorphs. Someday. I have some other projects that are taking priority at the moment. It's a blast to ride!
    I repair Carbon Fiber frames.
    http://twobrotherscycleworks.blogspot.com/

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    Great work there, how do you make sure that you get full 'wetting' of the carbon weave with the epoxy?

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    I brush on some epoxy, wrap some tow until it looks dry, brush on more and repeat until desired amount is on there. When I think I'm done, I brush on more epoxy then let it drip off. Once its done dripping, it gets wrapped in sticky side out electrical tape to compress the wrap and squeeze the excess epoxy out.
    Last edited by Mr.SBC; 12-24-2010 at 12:12 PM.
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    can you post a pic of the rear drop out, non drive side. I'm interested in seeing how you attached the disk caliper. Thanks, It looks great and sparks a lot of ideas.

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    The rear dropout is just a normal full disc dropout cut out of a frame, nothing too special.
    I repair Carbon Fiber frames.
    http://twobrotherscycleworks.blogspot.com/

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    Top notch DIY goodness. I salute you with my black russian.
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    Ready to haul some stuff!

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    Sick!

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    very nice. i've always wanted a non-matchig orange fork. i have a blue glo-in-the-dark on my brown mtb. totally awesome lol

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    Yeah, not including the xtracycle bags, i literally did not buy one part to build up this bike. Everything came from my spare parts bin!
    I repair Carbon Fiber frames.
    http://twobrotherscycleworks.blogspot.com/

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    its genius!
    how does it ride?

    once upon a time, I bolted on a freeradical to a Cdale F900, and it wiggled a bunch. not good.

    the BD is solid.
    its a complete bike
    not like the bolt on, where it could be bolted onto any bike... literally
    so the geometry can be kind of funky.
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    It actually rides great. The rear end is very rigid and doesn't_ really flex on bit. The rear dropouts ended up being slightly crooked, so the wheel sits in the frame funny but i honestly cannot tell. When I built the rear, I adjusted the geometry a bit so it would accomodate both 26 and 29 without the bb being to high or low. Overall, this cost me about $140 dollars to complete, totally worth it, and all the versatility that a real extra has. (Maybe more!)
    I repair Carbon Fiber frames.
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    its a great mod.
    highly impressed

    i have a buddy who is into surfboards, and homemade carbon items... we had played around with a few things too.

    an integrated lockable box would be awesome. I always think a thumb tumbler type of combo lock from a brief case would work great for something akin to a glove box.
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