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  • kevin lyons
    May 17, 2007
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      650c isn't the same as a 26" mountain bike tire it is
      more common on tri bikes don't think it will work too
      well
      --- "Philip.X.Diaz" <st_indigo@...> wrote:

      > to my knowledge, 650c is the same as 26" wheels. The
      > FreeRadical
      > comes in a 26" size, and a 700c size, so you should
      > get the 26" for
      > your bike.
      >
      > mine is on a hybrid-style 26" Trek 7100. the wider
      > tires are great
      > for loads, but just >barely< clear the FreeRad
      > frame. i don't know
      > how well thin road tires, or the Trek 1500 itself,
      > would work.
      > perhaps someone else on the list can attest to their
      > performance with
      > the FreeRad and a load.
      >
      > the thought of a long bike tour/camping trip never
      > sounded like
      > something i was interested in doing until i had my
      > FreeRadical and
      > rode it with some heavy loads. a full grocery run
      > for a family of
      > four + my 18 month old daughter in her seat (atop a
      > custom-made snap
      > deck) definitely weighs more than a full
      > camping/touring load for
      > two! i've even done a couple cross-town trips with a
      > friend (120 lbs)
      > hitching a ride, just to see how it would handle.
      >
      > the stability and ease of maneuvering with a heavy
      > load is amazing.
      > it can get a little sketchy if you have to do a lot
      > of stop-and-go,
      > but as long as you're moving, it's easy. 50-60-70
      > lbs of camping gear
      > would be a non-issue, (except for hills maybe!).
      >
      > i'm looking forward to getting a second
      > Xtracycle-equipped bike
      > (probably the Surly Big Dummy) and eventually doing
      > some long touring/
      > camping trips with my wife, possibly even with the
      > little one if
      > she'll sit still long enough.
      >
      > best of luck on your adventure.
      >
      > Philip Diaz
      > Berkeley, CA
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > On May 17, 2007, at 12:18 PM, stakewebsis wrote:
      >
      > > Hi xtracyclers. I am relatively new to the world
      > of cycling, and I'm
      > > having trouble finding much info on the xtracycle
      > outside of a local
      > > commuting context.
      > >
      > > I have a month long Canada > Mexico trip coming up
      > fairly soon, and I
      > > own a Trek 1500 with 650 wheels. I'm trying to
      > figure out if
      > > getting an
      > > xtracycle would be the way to make the
      > journey--I'm hoping it
      > > would, but
      > > as I said, I just don't have enough info.
      > >
      > > Can anyone weigh in and let me know:
      > >
      > > Is it compatible with smaller (650) wheels?
      > > Is it advisable to set it up this way?
      > >
      > > My forum inquiries have not received responses,
      > and it's getting
      > > time to
      > > make a decision.
      > >
      > > Thanks so much!
      > > Amy
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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