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  • On Sat, Oct 4, 2014 at 11:58 AM, Sam Knight knightscape@^$1 [ROOTSRADICALS] < ROOTSRADICALS@^$2 > wrote: 2. Does anyone have a low step frame they particularly like with a free rad? I'm 6' and 200lb so I know I'm in for a little bit of noodlyness, and I know I'm going to have to do some searching to find a "ladies" frame my size that's up to the task, but I've got till next summer...
    David Backeberg Oct 4, 2014
  • On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Liam Casey zyzzyva23@^$1 [ROOTSRADICALS] < ROOTSRADICALS@^$2 > wrote: Xtracycle calls it the "KickBack Replacement Spring" (even though it's not a spring) with part number 2KS1100. Xtracycle only sells direct to dealers, though. Liam Thank you very much. That's exactly what I was looking for. I used to think it wasn't a spring but I see that some of...
    David Backeberg Sep 24, 2014
  • After four-plus years of faithful service, the stock bungee / shock-cord / whatever you want to call the elastic trick that makes my Kickback easily retract and extend has broken. Boy is it annoying to not have that working. I have wideloaders, so for now, I'm getting by with a strap, which I have to reach under and cinch the kickback up so it doesn't drag while I ride, and then...
    David Backeberg Sep 23, 2014
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  • Awesome explanation Davey. I was going to try explaining, but it sounds like things have changed slightly with the new deck. Makes my two-kid-seat Peapod solution from 2011 sound like ancient history. On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 10:38 AM, phaedrus at yahoo yahoo@^$1 [ROOTSRADICALS] < ROOTSRADICALS@^$2 > wrote: Those new flightdecks are neat. Wish I had one. One small modification to...
    David Backeberg Jul 16, 2014
  • I'm not sure there is a right answer to your question, except one of taste. I prefer my front wheel slightly off the ground, and I feel like having the legs long enough to do that means that you'll be just right when you're on a not-quite-level surface. Something to keep in mind is that as the feet of the kickstand wear you might eventually want to do what other people on the list...
    David Backeberg Apr 27, 2014
  • This is really nice. New Haven, CT is a big pizza town. I'd played around with the design to the Pizza Loader (google it), and did something quite similar using Ikea parts. That design wasn't quite satisfying. It was very stable, but didn't do anything to keep the pizza warm, and also didn't reduce jostling from road bumps as much as I would like. Your solution is less woodcraft...
    David Backeberg Apr 15, 2014
  • If you are considering hauling a human, even an adult, I would recommend a solid two-leg kickstand, and I can't say enough good things about Kickback, and if you do get the kickback, read the archives for the improvement of putting on rubber cane tips for better grip / durability for the ends of the tubes. There's an even nicer kickstand called the Rolling Jackass, but if you're...
    David Backeberg Feb 6, 2014
  • Evan, I like your solution. What were the kid ages with that arrangement in the video? My two kids are still both in Peapods at least until next summer. Off topic, what front basket to you have on your BD? It looked nice from the momentary glances in the video. On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 3:49 PM, Evan Lewis < evanlewis1@^$1 > wrote: <*>[Attachment(s) from Evan Lewis included below] I...
    David Backeberg Nov 25, 2013
  • It's the most wonderful time of the year. The time when I ponder the winter tires to put on the Big Dummy. I've used Schwalbe Winter Marathons on my non-longtail commuter. But this year I'm usually on the Dummy. I've had the 2.1"x26" Continental fat tires, which I've really enjoyed. If I wanted to stay with a 2.1" tire, I'd probably take the Nokian Extreme 2.1" tire, but it seems...
    David Backeberg Oct 4, 2013
  • I love the loud bike description and images. I think I'm hearing from a few different people that the Big Dummy is built for abuse. I don't know if anybody wants to speak up about cracking a Dummy with heavy loads. I assume it's possible. I know in the Dummy manual it reminded me to brake with both wheels when carrying massive loads, lest I put all the force on the fork and snap it...
    David Backeberg Oct 3, 2013