Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Xtracycle LLC to sell Surly Big Dummy
- for a seat, it's got to be a Brooks, something sprung like a B67Paul----- Original Message -----From: Bruce Alan WilsonSent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:03 PMSubject: [rootsradicals] Re: Xtracycle LLC to sell Surly Big Dummy
For a seat, I use a no-nose, like this one:
Far better adapted to the male body than a traditional seat, which tends to pinch and squeeze somewhere that ought not to be pinched or squeezed.
Bruce Alan Wilson
"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."--Iris Murdoch
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- Hmmm... my two cents as a commuter who got the Xtra because the most
common reason I couldn't ride someplace was that I had to carry stuff,
but I don't usually carry *tons* of stuff.
I think moustache handlebars would be "the bomb." (Though I typed
"the boomb" the first time and maybe that's a better word - has a more
womby feeling ;)) Should appeal to a wide market.
Seats are so personal! I'd love a "buy your own seat" option; don't
know if you should have a mens vs womens difference in seats or not.
Lights as options, too? A la a nice hub generator wheel? LEDs to
string around the snapdeck?
I'm not a tecchie... my LBS dude takes care of that stuff for me.
He's building me a generator wheel for my Xtra as we speak...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jparks781" <joel.parks@...> wrote:
> I found this intriguing notice in the Xtracycle forums Xtracycle Forum
> Index -> Product Suggestions -> Surly Big Dummy frameset:
> Xtracycle Staff
> PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:52 pm
> Xtracycle is planning to offer a complete build of the Big Dummy once
> the frame is ready.
> We haven't finished spec'ing it yet, but the complete bike will likely
> be in the $1600-$2000 range."
> I'm collecting opinions on what equipment to use on a Big Dummy, from
> bars to wheels.
> Anyone care to offer specific suggestions?