1st post - new xtracycle
- I am going to look at and (if no surprises) purchase used xtracycle Free Radical this weekend. Here is the description from the ad on Craigslist:
Bike is complete with the following:
Giant Rincon 20" Mt. Bike in great condition, very few chips or imperfections;
Xtracycle Free Radical Frame Extension Cargo Bike Attachment with Side Bags and Top Board;
Shimano Alivio 24 speed drivetrain;
FSA Hammer headset (new);
Ritchey Pro Stem (new);
Titec Hellbent upswept handlebars, strong and comfortable;
Ergon Grips, great for the long haul;
Vicious cycles rigid front fork;
Mechanical disk front brake (new), works great
New cables, all around;
Brand new Xtracycle-sourced chain;
I want an xtracycle to cart around my 5 yo son, who is autistic and non-verbal. We think it will be a while before he'll be able to ride, never mind how long it will take until we can trust him to follow road rules.
I don't speak bike, so I thought I'd ask for help. Is there anything I should be concerned about with this setup? I'm 5'8", so I realize the 20 in mtb frame is too big for me. I was thinking of converting the mtb back into a mtb and putting the freeradical on a cruiser, but wasn't sure if that was the best idea?
Any knowledge you could send my way would be useful!