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  • Hi there, The sidecar can either be locked in place (recommended for heavier loads) or allowed to swing freely. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages. I've posted a fairly thorough review of it here: http://forums.mtbr.com/cargo-bikes/big-dummy-xtracycle-sidecar-questions-871905.html#post10859948 As for the bags, I'm pretty sure that's a misprint on the X1s. They're...
    Liam Casey Dec 13, 2014
  • 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 On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Steve Franks bahamasfranks@^$1 [ROOTSRADICALS] < ROOTSRADICALS@^$2 > wrote: My local hardware store sells multiple diameters of bungee cord (w/o ends) by the foot if you're looking to DIY...
    Liam Casey Sep 23, 2014
  • I'd like to take this opportunity to hype the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/*/xtracycle.com It won't give you up-to-date info on everything, but you can at least see what was on the site before they "improved" it. Liam On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 9:24 AM, David Chase dr2chase@^$1 [ROOTSRADICALS] < ROOTSRADICALS@^$2 > wrote: On 2014-08-23, at 12:53 PM...
    Liam Casey Aug 26, 2014
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  • Need. Now. Is there an instructable for these? Liam On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM, catrike@^$1 < catrike@^$2 > wrote: folding wideloaders https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rootsradicals/photos/albums/2010525926
    Liam Casey May 4, 2014
  • An Edgerunner with two Wideloaders definitely won't fit through any standard door. With just one Wideloader, it's a tight squeeze through most doors. The U-Tubes are considerably narrower and shouldn't be a problem as long as you can fit your handlebars through the door when straight. I'd say both are pretty easy to install and remove... if you don't have the Kickback. The Kickback...
    Liam Casey Apr 27, 2014
  • The science behind weight limits seems pretty inexact, and it certainly isn't standardized. Consider the rather extreme difference between the posted limits of the Edgerunner and Big Dummy vs. the Yuba Mundo (440lbs + rider). Now, I'm pretty sure the Mundo is a stronger bike, but I doubt it's really twice as strong as the Edgerunner. Really, I think Xtracycle and Surly are playing...
    Liam Casey Apr 4, 2014
  • $1200 doesn't sound like a particularly good deal for a Radish. That's very close to their list price ($999 for the base + 50 for the racks + 75 for the SnapDeck + 100 for the bags = $1224). The Radish only had a single chainring, which I always thought was odd for a cargo bike. Really, I second the Edgerunner. It's a bit more than you're hoping to spend -- about $1700 with the...
    Liam Casey Mar 14, 2014
  • Yes, riding with the sidecar fully locked in position effectively turns your bicycle into a very lopsided tricycle. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're carrying a substantial weight on the sidecar (>100 lbs), and even then you're at the mercy of the terrain you're riding on. If you're on a road that's canted -- as most are -- the bike will be tilted a few degrees, which is...
    Liam Casey Mar 12, 2014
  • I just measured one here, and it looks like it's about 17 inches (43cm) longer than the bike would be without. Liam On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 7:26 AM, nickzanin < nickzanin@^$1 > wrote: I've tried to search here and the web, but I can't find out the length a Free Radical adds to the bike. So, How much length does the Free Radical add to the donor bike? A close range is all I'm looking...
    Liam Casey May 20, 2013
  • The recommended maximum for each wideloader is 60 lbs. If you pushed it, you could probably put 80 lbs on each side, plus another 80 on the deck for your total load. On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 1:32 PM, jj velvetackbar < jj@^$1 > wrote: Contemplating the max weight for wideloaders. Pellets for our stove come in bags that are #40lbs a pop. 240 lbs would be 6 bags. Doable. Can the wide...
    Liam Casey Dec 5, 2011