Re: [rootsradicals] new commuter, buyer's regret, and wanting and xtracycle
- I am in a similar stituation, both MTB's are 26", was hoping newer bike can accept xtracycle, but dropouts are nonconforming. Older Specialized MTB will work. I recommend you keep your 29'er, buy another MTB, then always have the "SUV" available for chores & your "sportscar" for spirited riding. Best of luck!
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From: "rdstreet" <rdstreet@...>
Date: Sun, May 26, 2013 4:01 pm
Subject: [rootsradicals] new commuter, buyer's regret, and wanting and xtracycle
Greetings all, this is my first post.
I purchased a bike about two months ago for commuting. It is a Charge Mortar - 29er single speed.
After buying the bike, I
1. Started learning about bikes
2. Realized I want an Xtracycle
I really enjoy the bike, but it seems like a terrible candidate for conversion, having 700c rims and an OLD of less than 135mm.
The only way I see this working is to spread the dropouts and switch to 650b rims, which will require changing brakes as well. Xtracycle tells me the freeradical will fit a 650b with 54mm tires.
I have thought about putting the bike on craigslist, but figure I will take a bath on it, and have little left to find a donor, not to mention buying the freeradical kit.
Anyone have words to affirm my thoughts that I will simply have to eat what I have spent on my current bike, or encourage me to xtracycle it?