758Re: Surly Xtra-frame (Big Dummy)
- Dec 16, 2006Yeah, Tone, great minds think alike, or as my Dad used to say, "Two
minds with but a single thought - a half a thought apiece!"
I too saw my reinforcement as a splint. Your pipe idea sounds
stronger; I had thought of that, but went with the easier strip down
the side in my lazy, minimalist approach. I sure hope it works.
Maybe we'll inspire Xtracycle to put out a HD version, sort of an
As to the part of this thread adresssing the cost of the Big Dummy, my
perspective is the same as when I built up the Instigator frame
(bought used on eBay) into the Stokemonkey Frankenbike I now ride. And
that perspective is that this is a car replacement. So my mantra was
(and is): "It's not a car. Spend the money. It's not a car. Spend the
money. It's not a car. Spend the money."
From this viewpoint the projected cost of the Big Dummy frame is much
less than a year's worth of basic liablity car insurance. Not to
mention all the hidden costs of car ownership like killing 120 of us a
day just in accidents and, oh yeah, cooking our only lovely planet.
$600? Not a bad deal!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tone" <Tone@...> wrote:
> It is funny you should mention your "patch job" of the
> FreeRadical today. Oddly enough the night before you wrote your post I
> spent a little over two hours after work reinforcing my own
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