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    Quote Originally Posted by MauricioB
    It's complicated—but in a nutshell, no.



    It was made by the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/26811168@N07/">Rack Lady</a>, who is half of <a href="http://www.banjobicycles.com/">Banjo Bicycles</a>. She makes some cool stuff. I really like the one on my Dummy.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/2690751761/" title="Custom Front Rack by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/2690751761_33a256f54b.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Custom Front Rack" /></a>
    that rack is really a work of art!
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    My Xtra-dale doing it's thing. Today's load is some pole vault poles and gear going the track for practice.


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    Hey Carrion Cycles
    that is a pretty sweet configuration. are you selling them?
    the time is right for violent revolution

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    Just finished mine

    Taken a few rides, think I should switch to a rigid fork

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    My Long Distance Cargo Bike

    This is my long distance setup, I did 230 miles in 1 week and boy my ass was sore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PacificNorthwest
    This is my long distance setup, I did 230 miles in 1 week and boy my ass was sore.
    maybe get that backpack off of your back
    or at least reduce it.

    try some racks and panniers
    www.OldManMountain.com racks work on just about any bike

    getting the weight off of your back
    therefor off of your perineum, would help reducing the pain in the butt
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    maybe get that backpack off of your back
    or at least reduce it.

    try some racks and panniers
    www.OldManMountain.com racks work on just about any bike

    getting the weight off of your back
    therefor off of your perineum, would help reducing the pain in the butt
    In my particular situation...the backpack was necessary...it only weighed 10 pounds.....My ass was sore because I rode approximately 230 miles in 1 week. And as the highway 99 turned into a deer trail... I was glad I did not have panniers to impedede my mountain bike ride wich required alot of lifting over barbed wire fences. You should understand other peoples situations before you give them bad advice.

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    We all extrapolate our situations when we have too little info. This is a forum after all not a night long gabfest at the local watering hole. So stuff gets missed/unsaid. The pack looks big and big often means heavy, so you can see the logic. I don't read a criticism in the advice which for many, would be fine, for a few, excellent. In your case it wasn't so good. But it was well intentioned!

    And it was free. We all know about free advice....

    Season's Greetings, BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PacificNorthwest
    In my particular situation...the backpack was necessary...it only weighed 10 pounds.....My ass was sore because I rode approximately 230 miles in 1 week. And as the highway 99 turned into a deer trail... I was glad I did not have panniers to impedede my mountain bike ride wich required alot of lifting over barbed wire fences. You should understand other peoples situations before you give them bad advice.
    laffs: dude, sorry, didn't mean to dish out an prescription for Bad Medicine.

    I totally understand the backpack deal, panniers, the whole garb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PacificNorthwest
    In my particular situation...the backpack was necessary...it only weighed 10 pounds.....My ass was sore because I rode approximately 230 miles in 1 week. And as the highway 99 turned into a deer trail... I was glad I did not have panniers to impedede my mountain bike ride wich required alot of lifting over barbed wire fences. You should understand other peoples situations before you give them bad advice.
    LOL

    So, what caused the necessity of the backpack? A bike that was incapable of carrying the load itself? i.e. a regular bicycle, not a cargo bike...

    edit: While I did mean to poke fun at your response, I do actually admire the ingenuity of your gear mounting. Did the sleeping pad (whatever is below the top tube) survive it's mounting position? It looks like it might receive some serious chafing from the co-location with the shock spring.

    Oh yeah, if you resize your pic to some reasonable width, it won't screw up rendering for everyone else.
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    More of a touring than cargo application but that line is sort of fuzzy. I also like the innovative use of space, and would like to know if there were wear issues.

    How many fences? I am picturing an alternative if you have the bucks: a Big Dumby- Pugsley to substitute fat tires for full suspension. Then hauling that over barbed wire fences. Hmmm. Maybe this is a decent approach, if the FS is indespensible or the valid 'use what you have' school of thought, applies.

    So honing the approach, would a cantilever seat post rack handle 10 pounds? While not excessive, any extra weight on the sit bones is not recommended. Further this is bouncing along and the spinal discs would not enjoy it much either. I wouldn't want to try the backpack with my back, or butt. But the years have taken their toll.

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    Awesome bikes. I have to stop lurking in this forum or the bank account might take a hit.

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    I have really limited my hauling ability but I can now take both kids which is priceless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloan
    I have really limited my hauling ability but I can now take both kids which is priceless.
    totally rocks!
    welcome to the big dumb world
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    today I met Bill with his BD and BOB trailer!
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    "One Less RV"

    That's f'n awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410
    "One Less RV"

    That's f'n awesome!
    honestly this guy was pretty cool.
    he says he has an "internal digestive engine" compared to an "internal combustion engine"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    honestly this guy was pretty cool.
    he says he has an "internal digestive engine" compared to an "internal combustion engine"
    I drove down to big sur last week and I saw that guy climbing a hill out of carmel
    I remember thinking, are those antlers and wow that's alot of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewJL
    I drove down to big sur last week and I saw that guy climbing a hill out of carmel
    I remember thinking, are those antlers and wow that's alot of stuff.
    so many people shy away from "hobos", I have a soft spot for life On The Road
    as I was raise as such...
    this guy is cool

    brooks saddle
    alfine 8 rear hub
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    Very nice setup (although, don't think could pull off the antlers). Seriously, looks like a well thought out and designed road tripping machine. And, the saddle looks like it has seen some serious usage (or abusage).
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    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    Very nice setup (although, don't think could pull off the antlers). Seriously, look like a well thought out and designed road tripping machine. And, the saddle looks like it has seen some serious usage (or abusage).
    he's a bit of a tripper
    and I've seen my share of guys living On The Road
    what blew my mind was to see a BD
    and of course complete with BB7's

    then I was totally mesmerized by the thought of someone actually adding a BOB trailer.

    he actually yelled out to me, "hey surly"

    his beast compared to mine are very different

    and I was amazed to see that he has an XtraCycle center stand.
    so there's a degree of money in this rig
    and a degree of thinking too, being that he has a welded add on to deal with the BOB

    seeing my set up with WideLoaders, etc... had him thinking.
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    Haven't been on MTBR for a while...cool thread!

    Love the BD/antler setup!

    Here's my BD (and a few of my X before the BD). I'm using my cargo bike to launch my new business. Using bikes for commercial purposes. Of course it's also my car replacer!
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    Those antlers are awesome.

    You guys carry some serious loads. I have been keeping my eye out on a cheap old bike to add an xtracycle too.

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    I've been looking at these for a while, and I really like the Big Dummy for carting the kids and doing grocery/farmer's market runs. I recently saw this guy building a cargo bike and selling them on Craigslist locally. Looks like he elevated the deck so the chain doesn't run through it (duh). I don't know...the guy wears crocs so he may not be trustworthy.

    http://chico.craigslist.org/bik/2140162838.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing
    I've been looking at these for a while, and I really like the Big Dummy for carting the kids and doing grocery/farmer's market runs. I recently saw this guy building a cargo bike and selling them on Craigslist locally. Looks like he elevated the deck so the chain doesn't run through it (duh). I don't know...the guy wears crocs so he may not be trustworthy.

    http://chico.craigslist.org/bik/2140162838.html

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    very cool!
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    If you look closely you can see the chain above the cargo bed in the photo above. On the link, another pic shows a raised cargo bed, that clears the chain line. Flatland cargo bike. I'd use/need more brake and more gears. Nice repurposing.

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    I can finally add to this! Custom long-tail conversion with bamboo and carbon fiber. With the normal long-tail kit.
    I repair Carbon Fiber frames.
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    2008 Kona Ute

    Nothing fancy but I am diggin it so far. Only thing I have done to it is move the stock bars and stem to the stoker position and replaced them up front with a longer stem and Race Face OS bars. Oh yeah and replaced the stock cork grips with Origin 8 gel cork looking grips. Now I need another pair for the stoker.




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    Just wondering, has anyone trie to turn a tandem into a cargo bike? Lose the second seat, through on some panniers, maybe install some old cranks with the crank arms chopped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RENCRN8
    Nothing fancy but I am diggin it so far. Only thing I have done to it is move the stock bars and stem to the stoker position and replaced them up front with a longer stem and Race Face OS bars. Oh yeah and replaced the stock cork grips with Origin 8 gel cork looking grips. Now I need another pair for the stoker.



    ever since I've seen this video, I'm jealous
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejrejr
    Just wondering, has anyone trie to turn a tandem into a cargo bike? Lose the second seat, through on some panniers, maybe install some old cranks with the crank arms chopped?
    I remember seeing one in this sub-forum somewhere. If I remember correctly, it was dual-duty and fairly easy to change over. Nice way to keep the garage crowding down..

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    My Kid Hauler

    Electra Townie Xtracycle

    Note: I don't haul all of them at the same time. There is a 200lb limit to cargo.
    I take the 3 bigger kids to school + their bags, 205lbs total.
    They always have a blast every morning and when I pick them up from school = priceless
    Mid Drive is the future of e-cargo bikes.

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    BD euro style

    Not many cargo bikes from Europe here so I am sharing this expensive black monster from Slovenia (very first Big Dummy in Slovenia).

    Also one of the last 2010 curved frame deliveries ...

    Price of framekit is about 2x higher than what one would pay in the US ;(

    Still it's a great ride...no regrets.

    Build is classic mix of Deore/XT and AvidBB7. First upgrades will include Big Apples, custom deck with two child seats and custom wooden fenders.


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    Lookin' good primooz. I think the curvy top-tube Big Dummies are going to be a collectors item one day. Not that I can ever imagine selling mine.

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    Mmmm....commercial business...maybe we should start a thread on using your cargo bike to make a little $. And I do mean little...

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    My 2011 Big Dummy!!

    Got it all finished today.. Took it on a test ride yesterday and felt like I had my arse whooped when I got home.. Today I put on the kids handlebar and tightened a few loose bolts etc..

    Kid loves it and I can't wait to build some GREAT memories on this thing.. Wife thinks I've lost it spending so much time planning etc., but I'm really happy with the build.. I'm going with a black/brown theme, but haven't decided on a saddle yet. Of course I need to add a few more cages for the long rides, and have some more pedals coming hopefully tomorrow..

    Supposed to do a charity ride on Sunday, but can't get it to the venue, so I'll get wife to drive with her bike and kids and I'll ride the big dummy there.. I think it'll be about 30 miles round trip.. Should be a killer!!


    Having problems uploading pictures, I'll have more later..

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    Hey, Nice work...

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    New frame bags from my buddy Scott Felter at Porcelain Rocket
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    Yowza, stylin!

    Are you planning to do the divide race again this year? Interested in selling your old top tube bag? That "trunk" bag looks nice, I've been thinking about one of those as well.

    Now all you need are some narrow water jugs and rack for the rear wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkt88edmo
    Yowza, stylin!

    Are you planning to do the divide race again this year? Interested in selling your old top tube bag? That "trunk" bag looks nice, I've been thinking about one of those as well.

    Now all you need are some narrow water jugs and rack for the rear wheel.
    here's a big thread: Devo and The Dummy Again
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    that's out there devo. it looks amazing, but i bet it rides even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superjohnny
    that's out there devo. it looks amazing, but i bet it rides even better.
    it do

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    My new kid and everything else hauler
    Mid Drive is the future of e-cargo bikes.

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    Dig those bags...

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    Glamour shots on the ride back from the LBS. Ergon Biocork grips installed mid-ride because I couldn't wait to give them a shot. Holy comfort, Batman! The Xtra-dale hopes it can grow up to be like the big, strong, Big Dummies in this thread someday...


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    Nice looking Xtradale.

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    Thanks!

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    nice bike!
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