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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Desert Walker View Post
    Looks like a good set up Long Haul Trucker, Hope your camping trip goes well.
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    What kind of tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker View Post
    Fox,I'm LOVING that sweetest of Mundo's!!!

    Finally,after all these years of wanting one-and after having life prevent the brand new Mundo I wanted recently (just postponed,not cancelled ),I have myself a previously owned (though never assembled) Xtracycle kit on the rear of my ol TREK. Got it in today. No "real" ride,but I got a test ride in around the block,can't WAIT to load it up and give 'er a real ride

    A little tweaking in cockpit length,and maybe a better fork down the road (RST shoulda called that boat anchor "CRAPPA CL" insteada "CAPPA CL",LOL! But it was in the parts been and the only 26"er fork I had left,so it went on )



    Congrats on your Xtracycle!

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    Many thanks,i'm LOVING it so far
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    After a long over due re-assembly of the Xtradale, I realized that it is auto-portageable!
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    Out and about with ""The Beast""....

    Just took a few photos while out running some errands.....











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    Good job!

    Damn, I wish I was out running errands in that kind of scenery. Now we can tell when you use the flash on your camera because of the reflective rim strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaultbrad View Post
    After a long over due re-assembly of the Xtradale, I realized that it is auto-portageable!

    How is that monoshock fork holding up? Don't see to many of those. What year is that? have you rebuilt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Desert Walker View Post
    Damn, I wish I was out running errands in that kind of scenery. Now we can tell when you use the flash on your camera because of the reflective rim strips.
    The other thing that's reflective are the Bikewrappers. Those are the silver looking things around the frame and they work GREAT!!!!! bikewrappers.com

    And you might actually be surprised as to exactly where that scenery actually is........
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    The Trekstracycle and I love that Xtradale Mine (just barely) fits in the Merc minivan with the mid seats removed and rear seat slid forward,so it's portable too
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    I can fit my Big Dummy in a vehicle too -- a Chevy Suburban.

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    Thanks LHT. And lone desert, the headshok has held up really well and is not bad at all when riding the bike without the Xtracycle. But, with the extra weight on the front end it's not good. I ride it locked out more often than not in this setup. I ought to repalce it with a rigid but the axle to crown height of these headshoks is pretty tall. It's a 2004.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    The other thing that's reflective are the Bikewrappers. Those are the silver looking things around the frame and they work GREAT!!!!! bikewrappers.com

    And you might actually be surprised as to exactly where that scenery actually is........
    Ummm, OK I am stumped, did you photoshop yourself into some southern state's scenery? It looks like somewhere in the south.

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    I think that cargobike would look nicer if you removed the closed-cell foam wrap on the downtube and toptube. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Desert Walker View Post
    Ummm, OK I am stumped, did you photoshop yourself into some southern state's scenery? It looks like somewhere in the south.

    The photos were taken in Hampton, Virginia less than 1/4 mile away from Interstate 64. Amazing that you can find such nice scenery in such an odd place.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I think that cargobike would look nicer if you removed the closed-cell foam wrap on the downtube and toptube. Just a thought.
    Well, they aren't a closed cell foam wrap. It IS a wrap that's reflective and works quite well for cars to see you from the side when it's cloudy, foggy, or at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    The photos were taken in Hampton, Virginia less than 1/4 mile away from Interstate 64. Amazing that you can find such nice scenery in such an odd place.....
    Oh wow! I live in Norfolk. Didn't even know there was anything like that so close to the city. I think I have a place to ride, finally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon45 View Post
    Oh wow! I live in Norfolk. Didn't even know there was anything like that so close to the city. I think I have a place to ride, finally.
    There are a few places on this side of the tunnel that are interesting places to ride. One that I rather like is Sandy Bottom Nature Park. Another is the Mariner's Museum Park. Both have some nice places to ride.

    None of the photos I posted were taken at either of those places though. Actually, I wasn't real sure that they would even allow me to take the bike into that area.....but I just walked through like I owned the place and no one said anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    Well, they aren't a closed cell foam wrap. It IS a wrap that's reflective and works quite well for cars to see you from the side when it's cloudy, foggy, or at night.
    Aha, I see. I guess itís hard to determine that by looking at the small photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Aha, I see. I guess itís hard to determine that by looking at the small photos.
    Well, that and the fact that I didn't use a flash for the photos......
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    you guys should check out the dutch cargo bikes, companies like fietsfabriek and bakfiets

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    The dutch up front cargo bikes are nice for city stuff, but I would not want to ride off road on one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnymun View Post
    you guys should check out the dutch cargo bikes, companies like fietsfabriek and bakfiets
    DID check those out. Not real practical for this area as it's not real "bike friendly".....among many other reasons
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    I was just about to buy a Hybrid/Commuter. I have fallen in love with all these BUVs (Bicycle Utility Vehicles?)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO View Post
    I was just about to buy a Hybrid/Commuter. I have fallen in love with all these BUVs (Bicycle Utility Vehicles?)...
    SUB's (Sport Utility Bicycles...you know,like SUV's but bikes )
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    Got it. "SUB" duly noted. Vernacular updated.
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    I didn't coin that term,mind you,Xtracycle (or Dirt Rag magazine when they first tested the Xtra way back when) did
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    Hampton, Virginia

    As most of you know my area was hit with a Tornado recently. Well, this happened the night before the annual Blackbeard Festival was scheduled to start. So, the next morning, I headed down with ""THE BEAST"" to offer my services in any way that I could. Well, due to the immense outpouring of help I was turned away as they had, quite literally, hundreds of people there to help. Amazing to see it happen. I do have numerous photos posted on my personal Facebook page of some of the damage and also on the Cargo Cyclist group there as well.

    Anyway, as I was heading out I happened to run into the man that plays the Blackbeard character every year. This is the same man that's featured in the History Channel shows about Pirates. We chatted a bit and he told me that since I was flying the "Skull and Crossbones" that, technically, ""THE BEAST"" belonged to him and his Pirates. All in good fun of course. Here's the photo of the attempted ""Pillaging of THE BEAST""........


    Blackbeard attempts to pillage ""THE BEAST"".....


    A close-up of Blackbeard.....
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    What RRR you doin? LOL,cool pics,my friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker View Post
    What RRR you doin? LOL,cool pics,my friend!

    Avast ye scurvy dog....we be havin' fun in these parts this weekend........
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    heres my bike and trailer combo... taken in front of the edible pedal bike shop " width="549">

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbikeguy View Post
    heres my bike and trailer combo... taken in front of the edible pedal bike shop " width="549">
    W-O-W.....I bet you can haul a LOAD on that setup! NICE
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    Quote Originally Posted by longbikeguy View Post
    heres my bike and trailer combo... taken in front of the edible pedal bike shop
    That's one helluva trailer. Would love to see some close-up shots of the front end of it. Looks GREAT!!!!!
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    <font size="5">Out on a recent ride.....

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    Hi LHT.... thanks.. I built the trailer to haul a washing machine or furniture or maybe a small refrigerator... I also thought someone in a wheelchair could ride in it... its low and stable... and having the front wheel really helps for handling .. this thing is so maneuverable.. i got this idea after seeing our local trash scavenger guy.. he had made something similar and it worked so good I thought why not? someone had asked how the front end works.. well its just a bmx for turned backwards and the tongue is a piece of tube in the stem where the handlebars lived.. here's a pic of how I got the idea.



    also here's a pic of my big trike


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    I agree.. I have tried xtrastyle long bikes with rider up front... I prefer having the cargo up front and my weight on the rear... but diff strokes for diff folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    That's one helluva trailer. Would love to see some close-up shots of the front end of it. Looks GREAT!!!!!
    oh thanks..Beast Rdr.. sori i missed this well i dont have any other pics but its pretty basic.. I wondering why there aren't many 3 wheeled trailers cause it sure does work good

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    As most of you know my area was hit with a Tornado recently. Well, this happened the night before the annual Blackbeard Festival was scheduled to start. So, the next morning, I headed down with ""THE BEAST"" to offer my services in any way that I could. Well, due to the immense outpouring of help I was turned away as they had, quite literally, hundreds of people there to help. Amazing to see it happen. I do have numerous photos posted on my personal Facebook page of some of the damage and also on the Cargo Cyclist group there as well.

    Anyway, as I was heading out I happened to run into the man that plays the Blackbeard character every year. This is the same man that's featured in the History Channel shows about Pirates. We chatted a bit and he told me that since I was flying the "Skull and Crossbones" that, technically, ""THE BEAST"" belonged to him and his Pirates. All in good fun of course. Here's the photo of the attempted ""Pillaging of THE BEAST""........


    Blackbeard attempts to pillage ""THE BEAST"".....


    A close-up of Blackbeard.....
    haha just read ur story about them claiming ur bike... well I also visited your cargo bike page... I tried to "like" it from my cargo bike page but couldn't do that ... Maybe I need to do it from my personal page... hey I have a cargo page as well whic is www.facebook.com/cycletrucks if you would like to visit.. would love to have a pirate cargo bike contact... take care John

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    New to the party, and haven't had time to do any big customizing of a mostly-box-stock BD:



    When I somehow stranded bikes at work (wife drove out to pick me up for dinner date or whatever), I took a trailer with me the next day to haul it home:



    Another time, similar circumstances:



    A friend reports that Louisville, Kentucky has more Bikes at Work trailers in use than Portland, Oregon. I assume that there are other brands represented in Portland, along with perhaps more cargo bikes without trailers, but I think there are eight or more of the Bikes at Work trailers in town. Here are two, image taken during a bike move a year or two ago:

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbikeguy View Post
    heres my bike and trailer combo... taken in front of the edible pedal bike shop " width="549">
    What drive train do you have on that rig? If your IGH doesn't have some range, I hope your area is pretty flat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeolounger View Post
    New to the party, and haven't had time to do any big customizing of a mostly-box-stock BD:

    We ALL started with a mostly stock something.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    We ALL started with a mostly stock something.......
    Oh, yeah. And, as an until-recently bike shop guy, I used to make a living on that evolution from stock.

    I got to looking a few minutes ago, pondering what I HAVE done to the BD. It has run-of-the-mill add-ons, like a set of Planet Bike fenders and a cyclometer (the better to quantify how much fun I have with this bike). Less common, but still within range of "normal," are things like the quick-release seat post collar (so that my wife can ride the bike once in a while), the Brooks B67 saddle (springs for "lap of luxury" comfort!), the Surly Open Bar handlebar, and the Ergon GP1-L grips. The Origin 8 faux-Carradice bag will provide storage for bungees and on-road tool kit. I've ordered the Bikes at Work hitch (there is one to fit the Big Dummy), so that I may pull my . I'll soon get the Xtracycle Wide Loaders as well.
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    Bullitt

    Building a new cargo bike. It is a Bullitt from Copenhagen. Hopefully finished in the next week, parts and time allowing. I'll upload pictures when I have enough posts.

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    Yeah, the Bikes at Work hitch arrived!

    Here's a closer view of the cockpit, with the Salsa Open Bar, Ergon grips, and cyclometer (Sigma 1609--would have been fine with the 1009, but this one was in stock):

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    I love this thread! I ordered my Xtracycle attachment a couple days ago and I am SO STOKEDDD!! I am already an avid bicycle commuter, but every once and a while there was a day where i had to much to carry to ride the bike. So stoked to just be able to ride my bike every where no matter what. Ill post pics when i build it up!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by longbikeguy View Post
    Hi LHT.... thanks.. I built the trailer to haul a washing machine or furniture or maybe a small refrigerator... I also thought someone in a wheelchair could ride in it... its low and stable... and having the front wheel really helps for handling .. this thing is so maneuverable.. i got this idea after seeing our local trash scavenger guy.. he had made something similar and it worked so good I thought why not? someone had asked how the front end works.. well its just a bmx for turned backwards and the tongue is a piece of tube in the stem where the handlebars lived.. here's a pic of how I got the idea.



    also here's a pic of my big trike

    AWESOME!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by cormy View Post
    I love this thread! I ordered my Xtracycle attachment a couple days ago and I am SO STOKEDDD!! I am already an avid bicycle commuter, but every once and a while there was a day where i had to much to carry to ride the bike. So stoked to just be able to ride my bike every where no matter what. Ill post pics when i build it up!!
    Sweet,can't waita sees it,Brother! I know I'm still loving mine
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    NICE!
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    Haha, great stuff!

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    longbikeguy, would you have other pictures of your trailer? thanks.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/82306402@N05/7546420490/" title="294465_2348696841484_1371981033_32785484_46 18379_n by inoy_africa, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7107/7546420490_9d034bfac6.jpg" width="500" height="438" alt="294465_2348696841484_1371981033_32785484_4618 379_n"></a> This was before I put in the wire mesh to act as baskets.<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/82306402@N05/7547198240/" title="IMG_3034 by inoy_africa, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7278/7547198240_86f3a5c109.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_3034"></a> After with a quick coat of paint.

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    Very cool Inoy!
    How do you make the long steerers? Just sleeve and weld, I suppose?

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    rodar, yes sleeve and weld, though i go a bit overboard by drilling holes on the fork steerer to increase weld area. thanks for the comment!

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    nice!

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    Very interesting inoy. Geometry is different, cranks are nearly under the handlebar. Does that work well? Is it very functional or more of just a fun oddity?
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    The geometry isn`t exactly standard, but it has certainly been used by others:
    Crank Forward Bicycles

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    the Etta 1 and Camioncyclette were the inspiration for my pahinante. pahinanteinspiration | Flickr - Photo Sharing! i knew i would never get my hands on either so i made a mash-up of the 2.

    TroyS600, yes it is different. i can't go as fast or as far on this.

    rodar, yes crank forward designs use different muscles, here's one similar to current longtails. piyon 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    Here is a pic of my new Bullitt



    From Copenhagen but I got it from the distributer in the UK. Several places stock them in the USA. Loads of info and photos on flickr

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    Smile Nice to see another bakfiet style cargo bike on here

    I putz around building cargobikes out of mountain bike rear ends and fabricated front ends
    I have gotten to ride a few different flavors of bike, but not the bullitt.
    Have a swell ride

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    2012 Orbea Carpe H.30. Picked it up last week. Distance to work 3.5 miles. Goal is to ride it 5 days a week and mix it up on the way home with longer rides.

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    Nice looking bike. 3.5 miles should be a breeze! Enjoy.
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    Here is a pic of my new Bullitt



    From Copenhagen but I got it from the distributer in the UK. Several places stock them in the USA. Loads of info and photos on flickr
    Nice ride ! Big Apples ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO View Post
    2012 Orbea Carpe H.30. Picked it up last week. Distance to work 3.5 miles. Goal is to ride it 5 days a week and mix it up on the way home with longer rides.

    Sexy bike !
    Kind of bikes that make you regret not living far from work !
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    my two inertia designs dryback panniers. The hooks fit right over the rack and I use horizontal tightly stretched bungie cords to catch the bottom hook.


    I found this bag for $20 at harbor freight. wheels help keep it on the bike, interferes with derailleur if on the right side.

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    the other day i rode home on this bike from the airport with 2 pairs of skis, a gigantor duffel bag, ski boots and a messenger bag all on the back. was super awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cormy View Post
    the other day i rode home on this bike from the airport with 2 pairs of skis, a gigantor duffel bag, ski boots and a messenger bag all on the back. was super awesome.
    Did you ride the bike to the airport and leave it while you were away? I'd be worried about security removing it with all the precautions airports take.

    I just got to my office, towed my mtb along so I can do a group ride tonight without having to waste time going home first.

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    One more shot, minus racks. It's sister bike was ridden to the 2008 Cycle Messenger World Championships in the cargo bike category. I'll have to ask Rick about getting some stripes for it.

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    Fixed gear cargo bike eh? No brakes...

    Looks cool i guess, kind of a bike without a purpose though, isn't it? I'd love to have it with a 2x7 drivetrain and brakes (and the racks, of course).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyS600 View Post
    Fixed gear cargo bike eh? No brakes...

    Looks cool i guess, kind of a bike without a purpose though, isn't it? I'd love to have it with a 2x7 drivetrain and brakes (and the racks, of course).
    That picture actually shows a coaster brake. It's a fixed gear now with a front brake.

    The purpose behind this bike was to make a travelling cargo bike that could be knocked down easily and not incur extra charges when flying. One almost exactly like it - fixed and all - was pedalled to the win in the cargo category at the messenger world championships in 2008.

    I appreciate that this isn't for everyone.

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    I hope i didn't sound harsh. That's the trouble with the internet. It's more that I don't quite understand what it's for. I guess it's a specialty bike just for the fun of it. Nothing wrong with that.
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    This only took 2 1/2 years but my pick up is done!

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    Whoa. Love. Details?

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    Banjo Frame, fork, and stainless front rack
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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseCaboose View Post
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    Amazing bike! the profile cranks caught my attention. I rode bmx avidly in the days that euro bb's started replacing american bb's. Profile euro bb's are rather prone to failure with their tiny bearings squeezed between the 19mm spindle and bb shell; I'm curious about how many miles you've got on yours.

    At least you likely won't have the problem of breaking the cranks. Riding street bmx on profiles is like trying to ride offroad on a calfee bamboo bike . At least they're manufactured domestically.

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    Thank you, I have 400 miles on it now. I have other bikes with Profiles and the in board euros last about a year. I did replace the bearing out on my big dummy before I sold it and replace the in board euro bearings with the new outboard euro bearings Profile just came out with. The Euro outboard bearing are really nice and durable.

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    Very nice MooseCaboose, nice indeed!

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    I love what you did with your cargo bike....I have been looking around for a frame, but I never heard of a Banjo. Where are those available through? I noticed you had a Big Dummy before. Do you like this frame better? The BD was the best thing that I have come across so far.

    Also interested in your opinion of your StokeMonkey and fat tire set up. I live in a hilly area of Southern Caif and I need some torque.

    I believe the StokeMonkey is not in production right now. What would be your other options for an electric assist.


    Any and all the help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Thank you all very much!

    I got the Frame set from Banjo Cycles in Madison WI, he is really busy with other builds so he may say no or it will take awhile. Like 2 years. He does an awesome job though, his craftsmanship and attention to detail is great.

    Is it better than the BD, yes and no. Yes, because it rolls over anything and looks BA! No, I loved my BD (I had a freeradical on a kona lava dome frame and got tired of tightening bolts all the time) The BD is very versatile and solid. I used it to haul lumber all the time using a jones H bar.

    The main reason I built this bike (The MooseCaboose) is I wanted to put 2 of my most fav bikes together, the Pug and BD.

    I fought hard about the Stokemonkey before I bought it. After consulting others that commute with them I realized this motor just makes commuting and cargo hauling more viable here in the hills of northern GA.

    I would say wait for the stoke monkey or get a motor for the front wheel. If you get one for the back most the hubs I found are free hub and thats not good if your carrying heavy loads (300lbs a lot) you will be replacing axles alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseCaboose View Post
    Thank you all very much!

    I got the Frame set from Banjo Cycles in Madison WI, he is really busy with other builds so he may say no or it will take awhile. Like 2 years. He does an awesome job though, his craftsmanship and attention to detail is great.

    Is it better than the BD, yes and no. Yes, because it rolls over anything and looks BA! No, I loved my BD (I had a freeradical on a kona lava dome frame and got tired of tightening bolts all the time) The BD is very versatile and solid. I used it to haul lumber all the time using a jones H bar.

    The main reason I built this bike (The MooseCaboose) is I wanted to put 2 of my most fav bikes together, the Pug and BD.

    I fought hard about the Stokemonkey before I bought it. After consulting others that commute with them I realized this motor just makes commuting and cargo hauling more viable here in the hills of northern GA.

    I would say wait for the stoke monkey or get a motor for the front wheel. If you get one for the back most the hubs I found are free hub and thats not good if your carrying heavy loads (300lbs a lot) you will be replacing axles alot.
    Moose,

    Does Banjo Cycles have a website?..Also where did you but the battery?.....Yes you are right your bike looks BA....lol..

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    His site seams to redirect to this Flickr: Banjo Cycles' Photostream
    It is Aaron and my bike.

    I sourced the battery 3 years ago from Ebikekit, since then the battery I have is no longer available. I was told the containers need special clearance and hazmat codes have changed so it's hard to get them in the country. I also read the lithium phos battery's are unstable. In a year I guess I will have to find a replacement but the Stokemonky is very versitatile in its connection so I can easily get a battery made.

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    Great bike, very unique. Did you choose big tires for a functional purpose, or just for fun?

    What's the red thing on the back? More pics from different angles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo View Post
    New frame bags from my buddy Scott Felter at Porcelain Rocket
    My inspriration for a BD. I wanted to quote Devo's bike but the photos don't show up.

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    My Big Dummy:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    My inspriration for a BD. I wanted to quote Devo's bike but the photos don't show up.
    wow, thanks!
    a lot of photos here: Devo and The Dummy Again
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    no worries, here it is...

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    wow, saddle up! that thing's a wild animal!

    So it looks like you're ready to carry enough stuff for a multi-day expedition without even calling upon the true powers of your bd.

    Do you take it camping as it is pictured, without any of the xtracycle accessories that would allow you to pick up more along the way?

    Custom bags or stuff you've made work?

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    Oops sorry, the photo is of Devo's bike. Very close to what I want to build.

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    Ready for doing the weekly groceries.
    Next tune up: belt transmission.
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    yojimbo, that thing's redonkulous! and a half-link chain to boot.

    How does the trailer work with heavier (>40lbs) loads? I would imagine it might bob as you pedal and the long arm attached to the basket flexes. My trailer that attaches to the axle on the left side has this problem; terrible for standing and pedaling.

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    Yojimbo, very nice lookin bike. Where do you live?

    One thing I noticed, it appears that the front basket is supported ONLY from the brake studs... is that correct? If so, it REALLY needs another support from the lower part of the fork out to the front part of the basket, to form a triangle. Otherwise it's begging to bend/break something.
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    On the way to bicycle swap meet...

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    Well done hitch! I hope to be able to make one later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PretendGentleman View Post
    yojimbo, that thing's redonkulous! and a half-link chain to boot.

    How does the trailer work with heavier (>40lbs) loads? I would imagine it might bob as you pedal and the long arm attached to the basket flexes. My trailer that attaches to the axle on the left side has this problem; terrible for standing and pedaling.
    The trailer works really well. It works better when attached to the seatpost, but I must attach to the basket when I know I'm going to do a big shopping.

    I have a child trailer that also attaches to the axle. Riding with the Travoy is easier than with the child trailer, even when standing.

    I fixed that white plastic reinforcement to the basket, so it flexes not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyS600 View Post
    Yojimbo, very nice lookin bike. Where do you live?

    One thing I noticed, it appears that the front basket is supported ONLY from the brake studs... is that correct? If so, it REALLY needs another support from the lower part of the fork out to the front part of the basket, to form a triangle. Otherwise it's begging to bend/break something.

    Hi!

    I live in Spain.

    The front basket is supported from brake studs and a reinforcement from upper part of the fork (there is no pegs for the rack in the fork). This front rack is 5 kilos max load. I put inside front basket only the lighter goods, like salads, bread and so.

    But I'm waiting a new front rack, the Sherpa from Old Man Mountain wich attachs to brake studs and the QR axle.

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    Deployable mini-me bike optional

    Drink coffee....ride bikes....eat cake
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    ^ haha, that's about half the reason I ordered a Big Dummy. My 3 year old has a 12" bike and he's not on training wheels anymore but he only likes to ride for, like, 0.8 miles. So we shall go on a longer ride on the BD, deploy the satellite bike, and then when it's time to go home load him up again, that way I get my longer ride and he gets his shorter ride.

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    Motorman, what tires are those? They look monstrous. Thats a Mundo, right? Does it have a motor?
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    Surly Larry on front, Black Floyd on rear 88/84mm wide in that combo
    No motor, only powered by coffee & cake
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