Re: [rootsradicals] Day 6/xtracycle
- *nod* I think most people wouldn't need one. It was definitely
overkill for me as well.
After my BD got beat up by an inattentive motorist, I didn't have them
put a rack on the rebuild as I only used it once. Even then, it was
pretty much only to prove that I _could_ carry that much stuff. It
sure was a lot of stuff though :)
Oh, there was one cool thing about it (besides ridiculous loads) - if
I was unsure about the weather, I could put waterproof panniers on and
put the stuff that really couldn't get wet up front. Yeah, I could
tarp or dry bag the back (and do), but the panniers were a bit more
simple and elegant. They seemed to catch a lot of wind though, so I
generally left them off.
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Rick Pickett <rick.pickett@...> wrote:
> I sold mine because I couldn't figure out how to work the beasty (and the
> fact that I felt like I didn't need to super crazy out my BD anymore than I
> already have...).
> Glad to hear it works! Might try it again down the line if I do a lengthy
> On Feb 24, 2009, at 11:38 AM, phaedrus wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 9:56 AM, wildehandyman01
> <johnwilde@...> wrote:
>> Also does anyone know of a workaround to mount a Surly Nice Rack on a
>> fork with disc brakes?
> The folks at Hiawatha Cyclery in Minneapolis got a Nice Rack mounted
> on my Big Dummy which also has a 203mm BB7 front disk brake.
> IIRC, there was a fair bit of grumbling and cursing from Mongo the
> Mechanic during the process, but I don't believe he had to use
> anything that didn't come in the kit and the Nice Rack comes with a
> ridiculous number of dohickeys for installation.
> And wow, once it was on, it was super beefy. It couldn't have felt
> more solid if it were welded.
> - phaedrus