Another reason for some of us to just get the FreeRadical, not a
dedicated stretched-frame bicycle: we hope to trade up to better bikes
someday, and the FreeRadical can migrate from bike to bike.
I paid about $60 for my used Motiv and basic Shimano components, to
which I mated an old FreeRadical (no mesh anything). The FreeRadical
is bombproof, but I'm on my second cheapo front fork already, and my
second new chain; I expect I'll need a new rear cassette soon too, I'm
keeping my eye on those teeth. If funds are limited, put them into the
parts that will last: in my case, that meant the FreeRadical, and my
frankenbike will keep changing parts as I go along.
Someday I might pay five times more for a new bike, and when I do, I
won't have to shell out another $330 for a new FreeRadical (unless I
really want to and can afford to).
On May 11, 2006, at 2:39 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I *meant* to ask: does anyone have more info about the "improved"
> Xtracycle? I'm wondering about waiting for the new bike instead of
> further consideration of the FreeRadical.