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    I just measured my Sun Atlas, and i get a bit over 24 inches from ground to the apex of the frame s x (the low point of the front of the frame - and 25 and
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      I just measured my Sun Atlas, and i get a bit over 24 inches from ground to the apex of the frame's "x" (the low point of the front of the frame" - and 25 and change when the bike is on the kickstand...

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, Ross Evans <ross@...> wrote:
      >
      > Radish floor to step over height just over ~25.3 inches. The flat section
      > at that height runs for 7 inches from the bend to the seatpost.
      >
      > Atlas Cargo floor to step over height is ~25.8 inches. It is the bottom of
      > a "V" so getting a foot over would probably make it closer to 27 inches.
      >
      > -Ross
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      > > 1a. Step through longbike?
      > > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rootsradicals/message/13466;_ylc=X3oDMTJyaG5ib2N1BF9TAzk3MzU5NzE1BGdycElkAzE0MjUwNzMEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA3MjA5MDA3BG1zZ0lkAzEzNDY2BHNlYwNkbXNnBHNsawN2bXNnBHN0aW1lAzEzMDk1MjczODI-> Posted
      > > by: "doreavc" doreavc@...
      > > <doreavc@...?Subject=+Re%3A%20Step%20through%20longbike%3F> doreavc
      > > <http://profiles.yahoo.com/doreavc> Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:01 pm (PDT)
      > >
      > >
      > > We currently ride with a mountain-bike type frame and a free-radical
      > > extension, frequently with our two kids loaded on the back, see here:
      > >
      > > http://carfreecambr**idge.com/**wp-content/**uploads/2010/**07/3885459958_
      > > **e1df437a74.**jpg<http://carfreecambridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/3885459958_e1df437a74.jpg>
      > >
      > > (we've since swapped out the handlebars and added a kickback but you get
      > > the idea)
      > >
      > > For the most part, this has worked well, but my very short (5'1") wife is
      > > getting frustrated with getting on and off, and is wishing for a
      > > step-through frame, especially since our kids are little, so we have to load
      > > them first so she can't just swing her leg up over the back.
      > >
      > > So we're trying to find a more step-through option. In comparing the more
      > > "pre-fab" choices out there, it looks like the big dummy is out. It doesn't
      > > look like the radish, yuba mundo, kona ute or the new sun atlas are truly
      > > step through. Does anyone have standover heights on any of these? As in
      > > measurement from the ground to the frame at the lowest point you could get a
      > > leg through to mount? The Sun Atlas looks like it *might* be the lowest (our
      > > current bike is about 26"). We don't really have space for it, but I'm
      > > seriously considering a Madsen since it looks like one of the easiest to get
      > > on and off.
      > >
      > > I'm also considering using our existing free-radical on a different bike,
      > > in which case we'd be looking for something with 26" wheels, ideally disc
      > > brake compatible. I got a recommendation for the Breezer Uptown 8, but am
      > > not so sure about the aluminum frame with such a low step through when we'll
      > > be riding it pretty heavily loaded. Has anyone found a step through frame
      > > that works really well with the free radical? Has anyone tried one of the
      > > Linus bikes?
      > >
      > > We're in the Boston/Cambridge area. If anyone in this area has something
      > > they think might fit the bill that we could test ride, please let me know.
      > >
      > > Thoughts welcome and thanks!
      > > Dorea
      > > Carfree with Kids: http://carfreecambr**idge.com<http://carfreecambridge.com>
      > >
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      > > 1b. Re: Step through longbike?
      > > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rootsradicals/message/13467;_ylc=X3oDMTJyNmg0YWE5BF9TAzk3MzU5NzE1BGdycElkAzE0MjUwNzMEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA3MjA5MDA3BG1zZ0lkAzEzNDY3BHNlYwNkbXNnBHNsawN2bXNnBHN0aW1lAzEzMDk1MjczODI-> Posted
      > > by: "David Chase" dr2chase@...
      > > <dr2chase@...?Subject=+Re%3A%20Step%20through%20longbike%3F> dr2chase
      > > <http://profiles.yahoo.com/dr2chase> Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:42 pm (PDT)
      > >
      > >
      > > I'm not sure about the structure, but the Ultimate Stepthrough seems to be
      > > the Biria, and the frame gets really beefy down there. They have some at
      > > Quadcycle in Arlington, if you wanted to look at one in person. I think they
      > > have the Uptown 8, also.
      > >
      > > My thinking is that the worst of the load rides in the back, so your main
      > > concern is simply your own weight acting on a longer lever arm (with the
      > > wheel moved back). A 5'1" person is not likely to weigh that much, so as
      > > long as you're not a Person of Unusual Size, you're probably okay. Also,
      > > fatten up those tires; even at full pressure, it cuts the road vibration and
      > > softens potholes.
      > >
      > > I bought my daughter one of those half-dropped mountain bikes, an old Fuji,
      > > on Craigslist. It's not disk compatible, but I can fit at least 2" Big
      > > Apples on it.
      > >
      > > Or for example, right now on CL:
      > > http://boston.**craigslist.**org/gbs/bik/**2468120110.**html<http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/2468120110.html>
      > > http://boston.**craigslist.**org/gbs/bik/**2471678937.**html<http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/2471678937.html>
      > >
      > > If you buy used, and the frame takes a threadless fork, you have options
      > > for adding disk compatibility that aren't too complicated:
      > > http://surlybikes.**com/parts/**1x1_fork/<http://surlybikes.com/parts/1x1_fork/>
      > >
      > > REI has bikes. http://www.rei.**com/product/**791245/novara-**
      > > fiona-womens-**bike-2011<http://www.rei.com/product/791245/novara-fiona-womens-bike-2011>
      > > Step through, threadless fork, but it's only 63mm travel (hence, will the
      > > Surly 1x1 work?)
      > >
      > > I'm in the area, I can wrench and fiddle.
      > >
      > > One possible option, not sure it is a constructive suggestion, but I found
      > > that I am (now) limber enough to get my right leg folded up and over the bar
      > > in front (on a 20" Big Dummy), so dismounts are dead fast and easy. I have
      > > not gotten to the point of reversing the process just yet for mounts -- for
      > > that I slant the bike a bit and step over, not so easy with a pair of kids
      > > sitting up high on the back.
      > >
      > > David
      > >
      > > On 2011-06-30, at 10:01 PM, doreavc wrote:
      > >
      > > > We currently ride with a mountain-bike type frame and a free-radical
      > > extension, frequently with our two kids loaded on the back, see here:
      > > >
      > > > http://carfreecambr**idge.com/**wp-content/**uploads/2010/**
      > > 07/3885459958_**e1df437a74.**jpg<http://carfreecambridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/3885459958_e1df437a74.jpg>
      > > >
      > > > (we've since swapped out the handlebars and added a kickback but you get
      > > the idea)
      > > >
      > > > For the most part, this has worked well, but my very short (5'1") wife is
      > > getting frustrated with getting on and off, and is wishing for a
      > > step-through frame, especially since our kids are little, so we have to load
      > > them first so she can't just swing her leg up over the back.
      > > >
      > > > So we're trying to find a more step-through option. In comparing the more
      > > "pre-fab" choices out there, it looks like the big dummy is out. It doesn't
      > > look like the radish, yuba mundo, kona ute or the new sun atlas are truly
      > > step through. Does anyone have standover heights on any of these? As in
      > > measurement from the ground to the frame at the lowest point you could get a
      > > leg through to mount? The Sun Atlas looks like it *might* be the lowest (our
      > > current bike is about 26"). We don't really have space for it, but I'm
      > > seriously considering a Madsen since it looks like one of the easiest to get
      > > on and off.
      > > >
      > > > I'm also considering using our existing free-radical on a different bike,
      > > in which case we'd be looking for something with 26" wheels, ideally disc
      > > brake compatible. I got a recommendation for the Breezer Uptown 8, but am
      > > not so sure about the aluminum frame with such a low step through when we'll
      > > be riding it pretty heavily loaded. Has anyone found a step through frame
      > > that works really well with the free radical? Has anyone tried one of the
      > > Linus bikes?
      > > >
      > > > We're in the Boston/Cambridge area. If anyone in this area has something
      > > they think might fit the bill that we could test ride, please let me know.
      > > >
      > > > Thoughts welcome and thanks!
      > > > Dorea
      > > > Carfree with Kids: http://carfreecambr**idge.com<http://carfreecambridge.com>
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
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      > > 1c. Re: Step through longbike?
      > > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rootsradicals/message/13468;_ylc=X3oDMTJyajFnZ2VkBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE1BGdycElkAzE0MjUwNzMEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA3MjA5MDA3BG1zZ0lkAzEzNDY4BHNlYwNkbXNnBHNsawN2bXNnBHN0aW1lAzEzMDk1MjczODI-> Posted
      > > by: "David Chase" dr2chase@...
      > > <dr2chase@...?Subject=+Re%3A%20Step%20through%20longbike%3F> dr2chase
      > > <http://profiles.yahoo.com/dr2chase> Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:00 pm (PDT)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > On 2011-06-30, at 10:42 PM, David Chase wrote:
      > > >
      > > > REI has bikes. http://www.rei.**com/product/**791245/novara-**
      > > fiona-womens-**bike-2011<http://www.rei.com/product/791245/novara-fiona-womens-bike-2011>
      > > > Step through, threadless fork, but it's only 63mm travel (hence, will the
      > > Surly 1x1 work?)
      > >
      > > I think it has disk tabs already, so this might fit your description better
      > > than I thought.
      > >
      > > It would be great if you could lock out the suspension fork, but if not,
      > > just dial it up to as stiff as possible.
      > > The rider weight on the longer lever arm will tend to work it very hard on
      > > an xtracycle; you will want to
      > > take care of it. I am not sure how to regard it, on the long list of
      > > plusses and minuses -- I had one on my
      > > xtracycle before I bought a Big Dummy, and I didn't know how to work on it,
      > > and it does suck up a little bit
      > > of power, but more than once I noticed that I could keep nice control of
      > > the bike riding fast on a really awful
      > > road, and it was clearly because of the suspension in front.
      > >
      > > David
      > >
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