1061Re: [rootsradicals] Touring
- May 17, 2007650c isn't the same as a 26" mountain bike tire it is
more common on tri bikes don't think it will work too
--- "Philip.X.Diaz" <st_indigo@...> wrote:
> to my knowledge, 650c is the same as 26" wheels. The
> 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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