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  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, "Vince" wrote: > > > Like most people here I spent months doing research on cargo bikes and > decided on getting an Xtracycle kit, but a chance conversation with a > local shop owner (and friend) lead me to purchase a Sun Atlas Cargo (J&B > distributors) for $549.99 (no special deal, regular price). While this > is no Big Dummy or Mundo, it is much less...
    sh8knj8kster Feb 28, 2012
  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, Adam Kimball wrote: > > Going to bite the bullet and see if a larger frame will solve my geometry > problems I have with my 20" BD. If you have one - used or new, and want to > sell it - let me know. If you have a 22" and want a 20" - maybe we can > trade. > > I'd also like to hear from anyone who has been unable to get a BD to "fit" > properly and have...
    sh8knj8kster Nov 2, 2011
  • Hi, Jake here with a dummy question=:-) I was perusing this ad by xtracycle http://www.xtracycle.com/cargo-bicycles/big-dummy-cargo-bicycle.html and see that the top tube on the big dummies are straight. I thought the BD used a curvy top tube...when was the change, and why? TIA Best, Jake Reddick Fla.
    sh8knj8kster Oct 21, 2011
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  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, "nuttall_philip" wrote: > > Hi folks, > > I've decided that a long-tail bike is going to be my do-it-all bike, (for shopping, commuting, beach trips and touring). > > I've used my xtracycle with a couple of bikes and noticed a big difference in rigidity between them. I'm certain the choice of bike frame is an important one. My current bike is worn-out I...
    sh8knj8kster Aug 24, 2011
  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, Cara Lin Bridgman wrote: > > Somewhere on this list, another woman posted about outfitting her big > dummy with smaller wheels because she was so short. I don't think she > bothered with shorter cranks. She posted links to pictures. Sorry, but > I can't remember when or key words. > > Frankly, pedal strike when cornering is an over-rated problem. It's...
    sh8knj8kster Jul 12, 2011
  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, ama3655@^$2.. wrote: > I think the best deals on lighting right now are coming from Portland > Design Works. ~~~I have to admit, I wasn't aware of this company, I went to their link and immediately checked out their bar-ista, a handlebar coffee mug holder but what really caught my eye and ended up with me buying one, is the OXO coffee travel mug they...
    sh8knj8kster Jan 23, 2011
  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, Devian Gilbert wrote: > > I just use a BOB trailer Dry Sak. ~~~The BOB dry sack will hold a *TON* of groceries, and keep them dry. It's probably the best solution, and what I'm using in this photo...in the right free rad http://www.flickr.com/photos/26137108@N042727354550/sizes/l/in/set-72157606078542750/ The left side I'm using the insulated bags you can...
    sh8knj8kster Jan 8, 2011
  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, Cara Lin Bridgman wrote: clip, clip, clip > > For Taiwanese, being allergic to wheat and gluten is just bizarre. No > one around here is, but there could be a few closet cases from the Dutch > and Spanish DNA injected into the population 400 years ago. What my > husband has discovered is that some Asians are allergic to rice. I read > an interesting...
    sh8knj8kster Apr 9, 2010
  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, "Rich" wrote: > > So far it seems like the maximum reasonable grocery shopping load for the Freeloaders on my Big Dummy is two paper grocery sacks per side. I suspect that when I get the wideloaders this might increase slightly but I am not sure until I try it. > > What are your experiences with grocery shopping? Am I overlooking some technique or other...
    sh8knj8kster Mar 14, 2010
  • --- In rootsradicals@^$1, ama3655@^$2.. wrote: > > The buckets from US Plastic are pretty pricey in comparison, looks like the > lids are extra. Perhaps they are worth it. You wouldn't have the stigma > attached to riding around town with all those cat litter buckets. ~~~oh!, the shame Jake Reddick Fla. "I was on a fool's errand, headed to a place that couldn't be reached" Patrick...
    sh8knj8kster Feb 27, 2010