4500Re: [rootsradicals] Weight Capacity of Bike + FreeRad
- Jun 1, 2008If your bike has the wheels for it, you can go above a little. My max weight has been 500lbs total, including me, the passenger and cargo, and the weight of the bike. Trying to go uphill, I snapped my chain.
On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 2:47 AM, Cathode Ray <ray@...> wrote:At 3:31 AM +0000 1/6/08, Michael wrote:I take anybody who is game enough to get on the back. So mostly kids
>What has been the cargo-carrying experience of other
>similarly-weighted X owners?
and drunks. People over 100 Kg regularly. I weight 70 Kg bare. The
velcro freeloader pockets has lots of tools and bits'n'pieces, so
there is some additional weight all the time. I don't worry about the
weight limit. Anything that I have managed to get into the
freeloaders or onto the deck has been successfully transported. This
includes salvage from demolition ! Check out some of the pictures on
the xtracycle website, amazing loads! As long as you strap everything
down, it all rolls.
Adult passengers must sit as forward as possible, so that they are in
front of the axle.
The townie makes a huge difference. The geometry of the Townie frame
enables the passenger to put their feet more forward on the footpegs.
I previously had the xtracycle on a 700C hybrid. The shorter distance
between the rider's pedals and the xtracycle passenger footpegs
caused our feet to sometimes collide.
Get some good tires. I like Schwalbe Marathon 2". I tried Big Apple
2.35". You can't run them at highest pressure on normal rims, so I'd
like to try Big Apple 2", but I'll wait until I need a new tire. On
the front I run a skinnier tire.
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