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    WTB- Used Surly Big Dummy Frame - 18"

    Looking for a (used) Surly Big Dummy Frame. Any color will do. The retail prices for a new one are out of my budget. Any body know of one for sale?

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    Track down Mangoman, I believe he still has a 18" frame/fork for sale.

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    Thanks for the reply. I got word from Mr. Mango that he just sold the Surly this morning.

    After researching this a bit, I'm not sure it wouldn't be smarter to just get an extracycle Radish and be done with it. ( I certainly have enough parts to build a cargo bike, but the entire radish costs only a bit more than the Big Dummy frame).

    For a "first" cargo bike, can anyone recommend the Radish? I will be making local runs around town for groceries and kid hauling. I really don't plan on long tours with it OR doing massively heavy cargo runs. As for singletrack, I have a stable full to handle those duties.

    Also looking at the Kona Ute, but I really prefer steel and I thought that 26 inch wheels would keep the cargo CG lower? Make sense?

    Any opinions appreciated.

    DG

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    You can build a standard xtracycle for cheaper than the Radish. That's the route I took and I don't regret it at all. I love mine. Find some older 90s mtb with a rigid fork and slap the kit on. It will have the same cargo capacity as the Radish, but equipped to your liking.

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    If you're interested in the freeradical kit there is one on the Santa Barbara Craigslist for $300 with V-Racks, and Freeloaders. I don't know if the owner would ship, or where you're located, but it might be worth checking into.

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    Did you ever get one? message me if not.

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