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Re: I'm struggling to decide on a frame to fit my Xtracycle to - help!

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  • TIM_H
    Congrats on the Yuba,it s probably the best bang for the buck in long tails.I have the Tangerine Yuba V4 and the color is a nice shade of orange. One advantage
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 5, 2011
      Congrats on the Yuba,it's probably the best bang for the buck in long tails.I have the Tangerine Yuba V4 and the color is a nice shade of orange.

      One advantage to the low price of the Yuba is you can add or change out parts should you want too without breaking the bank.Have fun!

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "Phil Nuttall" <nuttall_philip@...> wrote:
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      > Thought I'd conclude this topic:
      > After test riding a Civia Halsted, the Big Dummy and the Yuba, I'm going for the Yuba. I surprised myself and loved it. I just have to decide on a discounted v3 or wait for v4.. in tangerine or black?
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      > Thanks for everyone's input. (I'll be keeping my xtracycle as well of course! - can't have too many longtail bikes can you!)
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      > From: sh8knj8kster
      > Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:08 AM
      > To: rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [rootsradicals] Re: I'm struggling to decide on a frame to fit my Xtracycle to - help!
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      > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "nuttall_philip" <nuttall_philip@> wrote:
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      > > Hi folks,
      > >
      > > I've decided that a long-tail bike is going to be my do-it-all bike, (for shopping, commuting, beach trips and touring).
      > >
      > > I've used my xtracycle with a couple of bikes and noticed a big difference in rigidity between them. I'm certain the choice of bike frame is an important one. My current bike is worn-out I fancy getting a new one to attach the xtracycle kit to - either a Surly Long Haul Trucker or Troll, or possibly even a Big Dummy. I'm also thinking about an On-One steel mtb frame (as they're v.cheap here in the UK).
      > >
      > > As I said earlier, this will be my do-it-all bike and will probably be my last bike purchase for a long time, so I want to get it right. I'm test riding a Big dummy at weekend and looking at the LHT & Troll frame. I may also visit On-One to check out their frames.
      > >
      > > Has anyone any experience/advice with a Xtracycle'd LHT, Troll or Big Dummy compared to various other frames?
      > >
      > > Thanks in advance to everyone!
      > >
      >
      > ~~~I rolled with a Surly LHT before fitting the X-set up to it. I put some pics up on a flickr set documenting the conversion here-
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      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/26137108@N04/sets/72157606078542750/
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      > the others made good points about you going straight to a big dummy since you're lookiong to start fresh but if you decide the long tail isn't for you, using a donor bike you think you'd like isn't a bad option as you can always pull off the X and go back to what the bike originally was
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      > I'm fairly happy with my LHT/X pkg, but if I had my druthers, I'd have both an LHT and a BD, or, and LHT and the new cargo bike J&B imports came out with not long ago. Complete here in the states it's just under $700 but lacks the X-Cycle panniers, pannier frames
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      > http://clevercycles.com/2011/06/02/sun-atlas-cargo/
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      > Best,
      >
      > Jake
      > Reddick Fla.
      > "Let those who don't want none have memories of not gettin' any."
      > -Bro. David Gardner
      >
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