14807Re: [rootsradicals] The Loud Bike cracked my Free Radical frame
- Oct 2 6:54 PM
Unfortunately cracking around the dropout  is a rather common occurrence for anyone using the FreeRad to haul heavy loads full time.
For some users, Xtracycle replaced them under warranty. Not sure if this is still the case but it is worth asking.
My 2004 FreeRad broke about mid 2007 (I regularly hauled stupid big loads) but as I had no warranty, I got a local frame repairer  to fix mine. I also asked him to add two trusses to support the rear of the frame .
Xtracycle did have a HD FreeRad in prototype  which they gave to the Riding the Spine  guys (for an extreme field test?) but it never made into production. I assume the Big Dummy project removed the need.
On 3 Oct 2013 03:46, "David Forbes" <dforbes@...> wrote:
I have been riding my Loud Bike for a couple years.
I recently noticed that the frame has cracked, just behind the right
I suspect that having the speaker tubes mounted rigidly to the
Wideloaders has transmitted so much vibration to the frame that it
I'm thinking about how to suspend the speaker cabinets on cushions
and/or straps to prevent this from happening in the future.
Do any of you have experience with such a problem of mounting heavy
loads for repeated use without over-stressing the frame?
David Forbes, Tucson AZ
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