6518Re: Cross Canada on ebike/Xtracycle/recumbent (it is cheating!)
- Aug 31, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Morgan" <mcgurme@...> wrote:
>Again, sarcasm - it was your previous sarcasm that prompted me torespond
>in the first place (i.e. "Good luck" when you appeared to meananything but).
>How about you introduce yourself and your interest in Xtracycle-
>I think if you did that, you'd receive a warm welcoming. It's a loteasier to
>welcomeThat was a heart felt wish for you to succeed in your passion while
>someone who says a bit about themselves and why they are here.
suggesting it also takes business skills to make it work. Quality
control and customer service are points often overlooked in a boom
like e-assist bikes are experiencing.
I am an enthusiastic customer and feel lucky myself to have a
reputable shop near my home. Your customers should feel equally
I've been an Xtracycle rider for 106 weeks, rain or shine.
I got a sweet heart deal off craigslist for a demo unit with an extra
snap deck, rock steady stand, Surly singulator and spare kickstand
for $250. It was married to a Scot racing pro with a SACHS 3x7 rear
hub for 63 gears. That hub isn't recommended for cargo duty.
The free-radical was moved to butted a mixte MTB frame May 2007.
Having a step through is desirable for carrying top heavy loads or
bulky items on the SnapDeck.
Within weeks of first getting he Xtracycle and seeing Todd's
Stokemonkey, I predicted a motor in my Xtracycle's future. Now seems
to be the time given the current market trends.
I'm admittedly a buzz-bike newbie but did search for a thread for
introductions. It never occurred to me start one.
My Xtracycle allowed me to once again carry home large bags of kitty
litter since I'd sold my station wagon in 1996. It had "wood" on the
sides and the Xtracycle reminded me of that. Soon I was to find out
it's easier to carry two large bags of kitty litter rather than one
and the other FreeLoader loaded with toilet paper and light bulbs. ;)
A post on endless-sphere, speaking of Justin's trip, reads in part:
"It's hard to qualify in the context of other continent-crossing
expeditions gone-by. Justin hasn't been actively seeking media
attention. He hasn't been looking for opportunities to grandstand his
(obvious and considerable) talent. He hasn't tried to "scare-up" any
kind of corporate sponsorship that he can later leverage as an
endorsement for his business. There's a fire that burns in Justin's
belly, and despite plenty of bragging rights, he remains humble about
how he's actually accomplishing all of this. When he gets to Halifax,
he'll have accumulated plenty of empirical data about his rig, and
that will be very useful to him going forward with possible business
That's what I'm saying. He's got the guts and he but he ain't going
for the glory.
I don't necessarily share a lot of the "green" position passion of
many younger posters having adopted the lifestyle years ago without
much fuss or bother.
If yours, Justin's and Todd's shops help get people out of their
cages then we need more of them.
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