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477Re: New Xtracycle experience

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  • alexbknight
    Aug 1, 2006
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      Got the PC working again, I've popped a photo into the photo area,
      have a look, all comments are welcome...

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "Derek" <derekjpearson@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > COol! Photos????
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      > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "alexbknight" <Alexbknight@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi,
      > > I have recently completed my xtracycle and am very happy with it.
      > > I took an Orange P7 mountain bike frame with slick tyres and
      > > extended.
      > > Some exeperiences to verify though:
      > >
      > > There is no bridge to mount the x on so I had to use two
      mounting
      > > plates instead of one. This seems to affect the stand over
      height
      > > and head angles quite substantially (1 cm or so difference). A
      > > shaped ( machined alloy) bracket for this point to bring the X
      back
      > > down again would add cost but I would appreciate it.
      > >
      > > The angle change seems to give me "oversteer", i.e. the bike
      would
      > > tend to continue steering more sharply given the choice.
      > >
      > > I tried my wife and child (2 years) on the snap deck, and have
      to
      > > say I had a fair amount of "whip" in the ride at low speed. Is
      this
      > > the Xtracycle configuration or my back wheel being too weedy?
      With
      > > the baby in a frame mounted seat and no wife no problem. Same
      whip
      > > experienced today carrying my dry cleaning (20 kg) home tonight.
      > >
      > > Again, very happy X user, and here in Switzerland it is
      definitely
      > > turning heads...
      > >
      >
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