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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tractopelle View Post
    Nice start, but what are the barends in the rear for?

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    That was a lame attempt at getting my 6yo twins on the bike.
    I since have made another contraption with bar ends that works much better.

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    When fitting Mrs Motorman's Winter wheels today, I found one of them had a nail sticking out, so with the garage just down the road & nice afternoon, it would be rude not to

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    Deployable mini-me bike optional

    Does the black floyd ever rub in the back?

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    I have the rear wheel dished to the non drive side & the cassette & bottom bracket spaced out to the drive side, so it only rubs when using 1st & 2nd gear, it works with all the others fine. I will be working on some more drivetrain mods soon.
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    This was my first true outing with hauling something on the cargo bike. About 10 minutes later I was hit by an SUV in the shopping center parking lot where my bike shop is located. I was carrying the Cross Check in to get a wheel trued.....now it needs some touch up paint. .......and she didn't even stop!!!!!
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    adding my homemade monster to the list.
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    Our Ute.
    We love it.


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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
    Hey neighbor! You may remember me. I'm the one who made the video of last year's Capitol Cargo Cruise on New Years Eve. The ride started at Edible Pedal, and riders used cargo bikes and regular bikes to transport food to the Sacramento Food Bank.

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    I used my Gomier trike to transport my new Bike Friday Pocket Companion home from Edible Pedal when I bought it almost a year ago. This is the same trike I used during the Cargo Cruise.



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    LOVING that trike

    Keep em coming guys
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    G1 Ute...

    Picked this guy up today on the local C-List...



    I sold my Xtracycle kit earlier this year to fund another build and I have missed it. Found this guy today and brought it home. Glad to be back in the cargo game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by backcountryeti View Post
    Picked this guy up today on the local C-List...



    I sold my Xtracycle kit earlier this year to fund another build and I have missed it. Found this guy today and brought it home. Glad to be back in the cargo game!
    thats awesome and a bit jealous. I think you can wheelie an Ute
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    That's the same one that was on e-bay earlier today. Nice find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB29erCurt View Post
    That's the same one that was on e-bay earlier today. Nice find.
    Yeah, I was nervous that it was going to be purchased when I was checking with my wife about buying the bike. She gave me crap about buying another cargo bike, since I sold my last one. Luckily she supports my bicycle habit, to an extent...

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    LOL, My wife did the same thing when I bought my Ute. You got yours for a good price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo View Post
    thats awesome and a bit jealous. I think you can wheelie an Ute
    Youtube vid of a UTE doing a wheelie
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    Our Yuba



    You can see part of the reason we have a cargo bike.
    Due to my wife's health issues, she has to wear a medical boot almost full-time and doesn't have the ability to pedal her own bike.
    This is how we go out to dinner, go to the microbreweries, church, or just out for an afternoon ride. Since we picked up the Yuba this summer, we've logged over 400 miles. 98% of those with my wife in the co-pilot seat. It helps me stay somewhat fit

    We are having a blast with this bike.

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    Awesome and inspiring reasons (good looking Yuba too )
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker View Post
    Awesome and inspiring reasons (good looking Yuba too )
    Thanks longhaultrucker.

    They really are great bikes (I mean cargo bikes in general) and every ride just makes me grin and think about new ideas or upgrades I want to do.

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    You are very welcome,my friend.

    I love mine too (Xtracycle on a TREK I bought a dozen years ago),and watching Riding The Spine's website and vids on Youtuber gives me wet dreams of more and more usage of mine (BTW,love my AWESOME wife too,even though she's a non-rider )
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    The geo on my old Trek whe combined with the bars I borrowed off of my Bandersnatch were killer on the riding position/neck (especially with mine perminently damaged),I needed a shorter ETT legnth and more upright riding position. Got that over the weekend. Doesn't look as "sporty/mtbikey" anymore,but it's much more comfy on my old spinal injuries now. Looking forward to getting some mileage on it in the coming days. Apologies for the pic quality,it's getting dark earlier now,thanks to the time change,and the shed/shop/cave/dawg house doesn't have the best lighting towards that half-and yes,that is a 3-4 person tent set up in there,complete with pads and sleeping bag...one never knows when Mama will put him in the dawg house





    I wanna build another longtail next year-keep this one city-street friendly and comfy,and build one more singletrack-camping worthy
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    Comfy beats style everytime LHT, but I still think your bikes rockin it with the new bars!! :-)

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    Thanks,my friend They're already growing on me (maybe I should see a doc? ). I'm not so vain...I just had grand visions of fat knobby tires slinging dirt and mud,and it seems that the farther this ol Trek evolves,the more it looks more street friendy,LOL! Of course...I could always build another,more mtn friendly longtail next year...what was the answer to that n + 1 question again?
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    Alls we sees is red x's
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    beautiful bike

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    trying to upload photo

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    I have since gotten rid of the Bionx kit. It was fun for awhile but not really for me. I will be getting some 65mm rims soon.
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    UGH, I can't wait 'til I can get me a Yuba Mundo, I'm always looking around trying to find a used one just in case, I saw in previous versions they a red and a green frame, i wish they would've done a red frame again :3 Won't give up yet!!!!!!!
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    2013 Design Logic "Da-Trail" cargo bike with "Da-Hitch" attachment

    2013 Design Logic "Da-Trail" cargo bike with "Da-Hitch" attachment
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    Mundo in Semi fat winter mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by Design Logic Bikes View Post
    2013 Design Logic "Da-Trail" cargo bike with "Da-Hitch" attachment
    Holy jesus crapsnackilectomy!!! Thatís a real trailer hitch!!! Tow many boats, do you?
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    nice bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Design Logic Bikes View Post
    2013 Design Logic "Da-Trail" cargo bike with "Da-Hitch" attachment
    Looks good!

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    Post Pics of your Cargo Bike-edsa.jpg
    2 more self made ones from the opposite side of the globe; from Manila
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    After an 1100' 5 mile climb

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    Pretty much every time I ride it

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    Lol, nice. Is that a Kona MinUte?
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    It is a full sized Ute. I take it on the fire roads in Marin pretty regularly with my son.

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    Nice mountain Ute

    Anomaly: Are you running 29er tires on the ute? I was looking at a coworkers ute and was thinking you could just about fit the 29x3 krampus tires in the back, then just get another fork and have a "Kramute" The knard measures 3in on a 50mm rim and I think the Ute has 3in. clearance so if you ran it on a more narrow rim it might just fit.Name:  krampus.jpg
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    Wow, you can wheelie a full-length longbike? That's impressive! I can't imagine wheelying (how do you spell that?) my longbike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Desert Walker View Post
    Anomaly: Are you running 29er tires on the ute? I was looking at a coworkers ute and was thinking you could just about fit the 29x3 krampus tires in the back, then just get another fork and have a "Kramute" The knard measures 3in on a 50mm rim and I think the Ute has 3in. clearance so if you ran it on a more narrow rim it might just fit.Name:  krampus.jpg
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    hmmm I have a krampus and a yuba. I might have to try this out to see if it works! Big fat rabbit hole rims are definitely the way to go if you're trying for a 29er cargo bike. I laced mine 3 cross and cross laced, which has been extremely stiff and durable so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Desert Walker View Post
    Anomaly: Are you running 29er tires on the ute? I was looking at a coworkers ute and was thinking you could just about fit the 29x3 krampus tires in the back, then just get another fork and have a "Kramute" The knard measures 3in on a 50mm rim and I think the Ute has 3in. clearance so if you ran it on a more narrow rim it might just fit.Name:  krampus.jpg
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    I'm running the stock 700X4Xs. It could easily fit a reasonable 29er tire stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyS600 View Post
    Wow, you can wheelie a full-length longbike? That's impressive! I can't imagine wheelying (how do you spell that?) my longbike.
    One out of twenty tries I end up riding it out about half a block. I typically can only hold it for about 20' though.

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    available from the local craigslist

    TRIKE WITH SYSTEM

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    building it as a higher speed tourer to run unsupported multi-day tour with a fast pack.
    way lighter than stock, but no measured weight since I'm not done yet.
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    better.
    Harley Sporster seat, chopped, re-profiled, bolted to the deck and covered in closed-cell urethane foam.
    beer bottle shim, high-rise stem and cruiser bar cut down with silicone grips for my little man.
    No straps holding him on yet, but he's happy as it is. Just can NOT ride if he's tired!
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    where to buy cargo bike?

    Hi bikers,

    Do you know where can I buy cargo bikes near london? Any help wud be appreciated. Thanks

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    Not sure,never been there,BUT looks like you could mail-order/online buy something...anybody?
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    Just got mine together. Started with a new Frameset and built it up using some parts bin items and some new stuff.

    20" frame
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    2.5 hookworms (Yes I already turned the front tire around so the logos are all on the same side...)
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    Pretty happy with it it's my first IGH so getting used to that still, it is QUIET. Running 36 x 22 gearing right now and its great for in town hauling.
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    Nice, i like the gold/black. How much air do you run in the hookworms?
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    Right now I'm running like 45psi. Still playing with that. They are max 65psi.

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    First ride with my son since the winter is gone. We rode it once or twice when I bought it before the winter hit, at which point I had to ride it alone because it was too cold for him, and we've been riding our bikes together for about 2 months now, but this is the first he's ridden in a while on the BD. He's suddenly about to outgrow the seat! At least I'll have it for my daughter. I suppose I need to look into getting a padded seat setup for him by the end of the summer.

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    shakedown, followed by a 3 hour road ride plus trailer

    just to hurt myself.
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    So all you guys riding kids behind you, do the kids complain about not being able to see ahead? They can see to the sides, but if they just look ahead they're just staring at your back side. Do they put cheerios in your plumbers crack? :-)

    Has anyone put a kid on facing backward?
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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    shakedown, followed by a 3 hour road ride plus trailer

    just to hurt myself.
    I never realized the Ute could sport such obese tires. What size are they, and are those spank rims? Is there plenty of clearance for that P2 fork? Are those Salsa Woodchipper bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikenanigans View Post
    Beautiful shot and nice bikes! You should put up a separate "trip report" thread about your tour with lots of pictures. Give us a link in this thread if you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gritter View Post
    I never realized the Ute could sport such obese tires. What size are they, and are those spank rims? Is there plenty of clearance for that P2 fork? Are those Salsa Woodchipper bars?
    those're my old faithful 3" gazzaloddis. yup, spank stiffee rims (40mm wide). stock fork.
    bars are easton ec90's. silly carbon stuff. love'em when i'm on the skinny high psi tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyS600 View Post
    So all you guys riding kids behind you, do the kids complain about not being able to see ahead?
    My two kids sing "the wheels on the bike" constantly, ring their bells, and beg me to go faster. They can see everything except straight ahead, and can see FAR more than in the trailer.

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    So the plan was to buy a BD. But I rode this Trek that was up for sale on my local CL last weekend. It should have been too big for me. It wasn't. It was aluminum and I hate aluminum. I didn't. The bags, the bars, the geo, the tires(okay, well actually I am not fond of the 1.5" slicks).
    Researched and read, couldn't get it off my mind. Great price. Works for us right now stock.

    So, my new cargo bike enjoy!

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    nice

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    So the plan was to buy a BD. But I rode this Trek that was up for sale on my local CL last weekend. It should have been too big for me. It wasn't. It was aluminum and I hate aluminum. I didn't. The bags, the bars, the geo, the tires(okay, well actually I am not fond of the 1.5" slicks).
    Researched and read, couldn't get it off my mind. Great price. Works for us right now stock.

    So, my new cargo bike enjoy!
    That is a nice clean looking transport, I used to hate aluminum too, till I got an aluminum bike. Now I'm just like, well whatever, if it breaks then I guess i'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Curious to see just how big a tire can be crammed into a Transport. Nice bag on there too, and I love the front racks on those things.

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    Yes, please, biggest tire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotooutdoors View Post
    Yes, please, biggest tire!
    Not sure if cereal, but I measured the stays this morning and the closest dimension is 3"(most of the other ones are closer to 3.5 other than the chain stay area at 3") so anything like 2.5" stuff should be just peachy with front fender clearance unless the tire is super tall volume wise, then you might have fender issues stock.
    My stock tires are 1.5" and I am not impressed with ride quality(but then, this does have thinner tires than my road tourer) so once they get worn out, I will be looking for Big Apples or Hookworms and the like for semi slick fatness.

    EDIT: well, after thinking about it, I just ordered some Schwalbe Fat Franks in brown to match the seat. I know I won't like the tires it has now, so why wait and hate? So I guess we will see soon enough if 2.35 fit!

    As far as aluminum and my initial concerns, my last aluminum bike rode like a wooden roller coaster, bone shaking and very rough in feel and even sound(Voodoo Bantu circa 1997). So I have been a steel rider pretty much ever since. I have read that newer aluminum doesn't have the same ride characteristics anymore so I figure, give it a shot. I bought it used, I can sell it if I hate it and not loose my shirt. I put 10 miles in on it day of purchase and it rode really well. This weekend is my first grocery excursion on it. The dog needs food also, so between those 2 heavy trips, I outta have a pretty good idea how it will work for our needs.
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    Nice! Congrats- I can't fathom even finding a cargo bike on CL around here lol. For cereal, that's a sweet setup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    Nice! Congrats- I can't fathom even finding a cargo bike on CL around here lol. For cereal, that's a sweet setup!
    Thanks Jared! I appreciated all the great advice you gave me on the BD(and then I totally disregarded it...lol! Nah bro, I didn't, it just made me really think about what I wanted and what the budget allows right now, smart cash was on the TT) I did think about it for a week from test ride to purchase. I literally waited until the day that the BD for 2013 got released for orders so I knew I could get either and choose with a good conscience.
    So proud of myself!
    Either way, I'm haulin!!! Sweet!
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    Here are a few snaps of my Dummy in its current state:

    * 20" BD Frame
    * Complete SLX M670-group, apart from the rear derailleur that did not fit very well on a longtail
    * M525 Hubs with EX729 Rims
    * Chris King headset
    * Brooks B17 Seat


    Without cargo kit it looks kinda badass!


    Running the XT trekking series rear derailleur, since the other Dynasys-compatible derailleurs have a cable barrel that is not compatible with the extended frame of a longtail according to my observations


    I love the feel of the new SLX-brakes, changed the hoses to Jagwire hoses, as well as the appropriate fitting kit.


    Wheelset built up from M525 Hubs and EX729 rims, cheap and sturdy. Might upgrade the hubs sometime in the future, but so far I am happy with this.


    The cockpit, I have also added attachments for an Edge GPS. I think I will change the handlebars for a Jeff Jones H-bar eventually, but until then I use a Moto Ace along with a Kalloy stem I bought used.


    The finished product so far, with SKS Chromoplastics fenders, had to do some modifications to the fenders to get them to fit.

    I am still waiting for cargo kit, but Xtracycle really struggles to get the new version of the Freeloaders in stock, so at the moment I run the bike without carrying capacity. I might order racks, wideloaders, top deck etc quite soon, but splitting the purchase into two orders will cost quite a bit in transport to Norway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perbl View Post
    Here are a few snaps of my Dummy in its current state:

    * 20" BD Frame
    * Complete SLX M670-group, apart from the rear derailleur that did not fit very well on a longtail
    * M525 Hubs with EX729 Rims
    * Chris King headset
    * Brooks B17 Seat


    Without cargo kit it looks kinda badass!


    Running the XT trekking series rear derailleur, since the other Dynasys-compatible derailleurs have a cable barrel that is not compatible with the extended frame of a longtail according to my observations


    I love the feel of the new SLX-brakes, changed the hoses to Jagwire hoses, as well as the appropriate fitting kit.


    Wheelset built up from M525 Hubs and EX729 rims, cheap and sturdy. Might upgrade the hubs sometime in the future, but so far I am happy with this.


    The cockpit, I have also added attachments for an Edge GPS. I think I will change the handlebars for a Jeff Jones H-bar eventually, but until then I use a Moto Ace along with a Kalloy stem I bought used.


    The finished product so far, with SKS Chromoplastics fenders, had to do some modifications to the fenders to get them to fit.

    I am still waiting for cargo kit, but Xtracycle really struggles to get the new version of the Freeloaders in stock, so at the moment I run the bike without carrying capacity. I might order racks, wideloaders, top deck etc quite soon, but splitting the purchase into two orders will cost quite a bit in transport to Norway.
    Damn! Another one of you guys who has built up a Surly Big Dummy thatís too pretty to ride!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Damn! Another one of you guys who has built up a Surly Big Dummy thatís too pretty to ride!!!
    Thanks man!

    Yeah, I have to admit, I feel kinda worried when I use this for commuting, I think I want to add at least one more lock when I get Freeloaders on it, so I can lock it down more securely. At least I have access to a parking cellar at work for bikes where you need to have an access card, but still it kinda feels wrong leaving it there without supervision

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Damn! Another one of you guys who has built up a Surly Big Dummy thatís too pretty to ride!!!
    There is a lot of truth to this although its not like a box stock BD is chump change. Mine is covered on my homeowners no matter where it may be stolen from so I just lock it up well when out of sight and hope for the best. I would still be bummed if mine got lifted though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by og1 View Post
    There is a lot of truth to this although its not like a box stock BD is chump change. Mine is covered on my homeowners no matter where it may be stolen from so I just lock it up well when out of sight and hope for the best. I would still be bummed if mine got lifted though.
    Same here, but I still want to keep the bike from being stolen, avoid having to wait for new parts, building a new one etc.

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    home made long-john-deere

    Well, I fell in love with the idea of a bakfiets as soon as I saw one; but boy they are expensive. I would have loved a bullett or a bakfiets.nl, but without even being able to try one in my area- well that's a tough sell.

    About a year ago, I rode a Cetma at a shop in south Philly and was hooked (bicycle revolutions- great place).
    Only problem was that at 3k+, my normally super supportive wife, said "No". But she then added- "You can make one"...
    So here we are.Post Pics of your Cargo Bike-photo-1.jpg
    Its made from a trash-picked Nishiki that was in great shape, and the front of a Chinese scooter. In between is chromoly and some square mile steel tube. Everything is mig-welded -which- I know is wrong- but I tried to compensate for by overbuilding. A lot of the rest came from the spare parts bin. I did buy a brooks off of craigslist and handlebars from velo orange, and some green pedals. This thing weighs a ton thanks to that scooter front, but it rides fine- it's not too hilly around here; the wheel alone is probably over 10 pounds.

    I chose to use a scooter front because heavy duty 20" front ends of kids bikes are scarce, and this is certainly heavy duty. It also has a decent (but not great) drum break and shocks (needs stiffer springs now). Overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out. I expected more growing pains- but it rides great. It seems like every kid in the neighborhood wanting to ride it!

    Next I'll be working on fenders, and some side racks to carry long items including my 11' stand up paddleboard.

    My two boys sure like riding on it So far I've had up to 5 kids on it, and I'm working up to my hoped for 200lb load limit.
    How much does a keg weight? About 180?

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    Awesome! So are those type of bikes tippy to ride loaded? How do you turn, lean or wheel? Gearing wise, how do typical cog sets roll, easy? Tire wear on the back, do you need more tread or less? And last....where do you park such a huge beast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cholula405 View Post
    Well, I fell in love with the idea of a bakfiets as soon as I saw one; but boy they are expensive. I would have loved a bullett or a bakfiets.nl, but without even being able to try one in my area- well that's a tough sell.

    About a year ago, I rode a Cetma at a shop in south Philly and was hooked (bicycle revolutions- great place).
    Only problem was that at 3k+, my normally super supportive wife, said "No". But she then added- "You can make one"...
    So here we are.Click image for larger version. 

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    Its made from a trash-picked Nishiki that was in great shape, and the front of a Chinese scooter. In between is chromoly and some square mile steel tube. Everything is mig-welded -which- I know is wrong- but I tried to compensate for by overbuilding. A lot of the rest came from the spare parts bin. I did buy a brooks off of craigslist and handlebars from velo orange, and some green pedals. This thing weighs a ton thanks to that scooter front, but it rides fine- it's not too hilly around here; the wheel alone is probably over 10 pounds.

    I chose to use a scooter front because heavy duty 20" front ends of kids bikes are scarce, and this is certainly heavy duty. It also has a decent (but not great) drum break and shocks (needs stiffer springs now). Overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out. I expected more growing pains- but it rides great. It seems like every kid in the neighborhood wanting to ride it!

    Next I'll be working on fenders, and some side racks to carry long items including my 11' stand up paddleboard.

    My two boys sure like riding on it So far I've had up to 5 kids on it, and I'm working up to my hoped for 200lb load limit.
    How much does a keg weight? About 180?
    Way to go building your own cargo bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cholula405 View Post
    Well, I fell in love with the idea of a bakfiets as soon as I saw one; but boy they are expensive. I would have loved a bullett or a bakfiets.nl, but without even being able to try one in my area- well that's a tough sell.

    About a year ago, I rode a Cetma at a shop in south Philly and was hooked (bicycle revolutions- great place).
    Only problem was that at 3k+, my normally super supportive wife, said "No". But she then added- "You can make one"...
    So here we are.Click image for larger version. 

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    Its made from a trash-picked Nishiki that was in great shape, and the front of a Chinese scooter. In between is chromoly and some square mile steel tube. Everything is mig-welded -which- I know is wrong- but I tried to compensate for by overbuilding. A lot of the rest came from the spare parts bin. I did buy a brooks off of craigslist and handlebars from velo orange, and some green pedals. This thing weighs a ton thanks to that scooter front, but it rides fine- it's not too hilly around here; the wheel alone is probably over 10 pounds.

    I chose to use a scooter front because heavy duty 20" front ends of kids bikes are scarce, and this is certainly heavy duty. It also has a decent (but not great) drum break and shocks (needs stiffer springs now). Overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out. I expected more growing pains- but it rides great. It seems like every kid in the neighborhood wanting to ride it!

    Next I'll be working on fenders, and some side racks to carry long items including my 11' stand up paddleboard.

    My two boys sure like riding on it So far I've had up to 5 kids on it, and I'm working up to my hoped for 200lb load limit.
    How much does a keg weight? About 180?
    Awesome project, and I love the John Deere colour scheme

    But I would not have lasted long on that thing in the hilly area where I live at the moment

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    My cargo bike

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    That's pretty awesome, transport trek! What are you hauling and how much weight? What kind of trailer?

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    Explain on my thread (Trek Transport and Actionpacker trailer) and (Thread: The Trek Transport by Beastrider Thread # 77).

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Just finished My new rear wheel for my new Dummy

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    Hope Australian Cargo Bikes

    Greetings

    This is my cargo bike. Also my daily ride, although I don't get to carry nearly enough cargo. I live in a quite hilly part of the city so my legs are the main limitation.

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    It's a tandem Trek T900. I've added a custom aluminum rack made by a radiator shop and Xtracycle bags. Also a Brooks saddle, V8 pedals, Miracycle mirror, generic bottle cages, mud guards and lights.

    I figure you people may also be interested in some bikes from the 1970s - The Adelaide Long Bike. These are my photos from a recent Cargo Bike Convergence:

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    There is more information about the Adelaide Long Bike here Lessons from the ?Longbike? ? An Earlier Cargo Bike Movement? | Port Adelaide Bicycle User Group and here The Ho Chi Minh & Adelaide Longbike - Then & Now. - a set on Flickr

    Keep riding

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    That is really cool to use a tandem frame like that! Does the crank on the second seating position still rotate while you ride? How did you attach the aluminum rack and xtracycle bags to the frame?
    My parents have been overseas and when they saw my cargo bike, they were commenting on how they saw them all over the place, not so rare over there as here. But then we are pretty spread out as a country infrastructure wise, built around individual cars for transportation with our roads and interstates. I am lucky enough to live in a town that has a nice Rails to Trails paved and crushed rock system right through the center of town. Shame more people don't try more biking around here, you can pretty much get everywhere on one and it isn't like Nebraska is super hilly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    That is really cool to use a tandem frame like that! Does the crank on the second seating position still rotate while you ride? How did you attach the aluminum rack and xtracycle bags to the frame?
    The crank on second seating position still rotates. I forgot to mention, it is really easy to restore this bike to a tandem again. I just need to remove the rack, put the handlebars, seat and pedals back on. I have a blind daughter that will soon be big enough to ride on the back.

    The rack just attaches at the seat post and the where the handlebars attach.

    The bags just velcro on to the rack in much the same manner as normal, with some cable ties used at the bottom as well.

    I very rarely see any cargo bikes in my area. I'm out in the hilly southern suburbs of Adelaide (Hallett Cove for the locals) and I think I'm the only one mad enough!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm B (for Baby) Dummy

    Here you go my New BD I think that it was the last 18" Green Dummy in New Zealand (NOS)

    still got a few things to do to finish but its up and running.

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    Love the swoop frames on the BD! I have that saved in my ebay searches permanently as I really want to find a 16" frame at some point. Love em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    Love the swoop frames on the BD! I have that saved in my ebay searches permanently as I really want to find a 16" frame at some point. Love em!
    Hi I was after a 16" too! But there was none in stock in New Zealand.
    So I got the 18" and find it was a little smaller then is listed and the right size for Me.
    Here is My DB out in the sun and yes there is Snow on the Mountain's (across the Lake).

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    Note: I have on the new Dummy Bags, Racks, and Top Plate.

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    Finally got my first batch of Xtracycle-stash. P-racks, Wideloaders, Tekdeck etc.




    Some serious width


    Wideloader does not fit 100% with the P-racks, but good enough


    Test ride with the box the stuff came in.

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    Phat Yuba Mundo

    I finally got to complete my fat Yuba:

    Surly Endomorph
    Surly fork
    NuVinci hub
    Remerx Super Jumbo Rim
    and a little of tweaking here and there

    The result is a very comfy Yuba Mundo. My kids love it. And you do not have to care about curbs, snow, mud, rock gardens!
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    Finally got my X2-bags from Xtracycle.



    Think I am satisfied with most of the bike now, though I will probably add a stand for it eventually. Just have to figure out if I am willing to spend the cash for the Rolling Jackass or if I will go for the Xtracycle one.

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    I really like the Xtracycle Kick Back stand. Works great and looks good too. The price is alittle steep. I got lucky and ran into a used one for $40.

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    What do you guys think would be a safe limit (if the trike could handle it) for a load on a tricycle cargo bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tractor View Post
    What do you guys think would be a safe limit (if the trike could handle it) for a load on a tricycle cargo bike?
    I think you need to refer to the manufacturer.

    Also, the distribution of the load seems like it would matter more with a trike since you can't lean. Low center of gravity would be a lot safer with heavier loads.

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    Working on designing my own trike cargo bike. Bed size would be 36" x 48", 20" front and rear tires.
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    Chilling out and slacklining in the park, no problem bringing a lot of stuff along on my trusty Dummy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tractor View Post
    Working on designing my own trike cargo bike. Bed size would be 36" x 48", 20" front and rear tires.
    That sounds cool, could really do so work with a machine like that. Trikes are cool, why don't more people ride them?
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    Been piddling with the Xtracycle a bit of late,thinking about ditching the Hoodie for some nicer bags,mayeb some Wide Loaders* for bike camping. Here she is in all her nakedness...
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    *I dunno if I really orta snag some Wide Loaders for bike campning,I already over pack too much crap when we (the boy and me) go,LOL! Went last night. Pic...
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    My minute, which was such a crazy price I couldn't pass it up

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    and with little people

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    First trail with my four mounths old son, summertime in Helsinki Finland.

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    Thats awesome that you trail that longbike! Rip it up! Nice bike.
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    2013 Greydummy... or Dumbo...



    This has become my favorite ride within hours of owning it...
    Will probably change bars to more angled ones though...

    I'm in the process of making it passenger suitable right now.

    Cheers

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