Tuesday, December 29, 2009

462: John's Xtracycle

Trek 7500fx. Mostly Velo-Orange parts. New headset, Tourist bars, Model 8 seat, front fender, cork handgrips.

Photo courtesy John Tubbs.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Update to 454: Cap's Xtracycle

An update from Cap in Tulsa. Brr!

1st snow ride (16miles) on an Xtracycle with studded snow tires a success.

Photo courtesy Doug
Originally featured as #454

Sunday, December 20, 2009

461: Clichée Suisse's Big Dummy

A gorgeous specimen!

Photos courtesy Clichée Suisse

460: Anon Stanford Xtracycle

Spotted on the Stanford campus today. It appears to be a well loved Xtracycle.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

458: Beckie de Fuego's Xtracycle

Snagged off of Twitter

@xtracycle RAD!!! Love mine all PC white- full
set- FreeRad, V-Racks, AdventureRack, WideLoaders! I'm a lucky girl http://yfrog.com/3345xej

Saturday, December 12, 2009

457: Little Rollers Big Dummy

Spotted at the SF Bike Expo. The kids were clearly used to travelling by BD... they hopped right on!! I forgot to ask his name, but I'm pretty sure he was part of the Little Rollers booth.

Cool rig. He has a Pugsley fork and tires on it for a mega plush ride.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

455: Chris' Xtracycle

Here's another for the gallery. Mid 80's mountain bike. Many changes over the years. A few more with the Xtracycle switch.

Chris in Iowa

Sunday, December 6, 2009

454: Cap's Xtracycle

Hello from beautiful Tulsa, Oklahoma.

These are some photo's of my Xtracycle/Schwinn, my bikes name is Moab(for obvious reason's). Moab is my main commuter, I ride him to work 16 miles each way, I also ride him to get grub and other sundry's.



Friday, December 4, 2009

453: Gregg's Xtracycle 2.0

This is Gregg checking out the Radish at the SF Bike Expo.

Gregg is a co-worker, good friend and rabid cyclist who has finally succumbed to Xtracycle fever.

Here is the two step processs.

Brings home the goods...

Starts truckin' that day!!

And then, sends me this:

Hi John,

Sad to say but the I.F. was too tired and flexy for the X.

What you see here is version 2.0; a NOS 1996 stumpy.

MUCH better with nearly no flex.

Have a great day.


(I had to ask... NOS stands for "new old stock." Bike shop term. Now you know!)

Check the booties!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

452: Nicole's New Radish

Photos courtesy Bill Swingle, an early adopter of the new Peapod LT (on Flickr)

Happy kid!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

451: Brett's Xtracycle

Fresh from the pumpkin patch (the pumpkins, not the cat).
The bike: 1984 Stumpjumper Sport
The cat: Arthur

Photo courtesy Brett Thackray
Bainbridge Island

450: Gravity Karma's Xtracycle

Photos courtesy Gravity Karma.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

449: Spy Photo -- 2010 Radish

Spotted at the 2009 SF Expo... the new 2010 Radish from Xtracycle.

This bad boy was perched atop the Xtracycle Airstream that was parked on the show floor.

The Xtracycle team tells me that this will be available mid 2010. It is slightly redesigned from the current Radish with a lower top bar to enable easier step throughs. Anyone who has ridden an Xtracycle loaded with groceries or kids can relate... getting your foot over a high top bar is tough. Great solution for the height challenged among us. :)

Some other tweaks as well, like an integrated chainguard on the front chain ring to help eliminate chain drops.

Watch for it at an LBS near you!

Madeline and Rick from Xtracycle

Monday, November 23, 2009

448: Jonas' Xtracycle

Hi Xtracycle Gallery, great site, thanks! Here's a pic of my Xtracycle, a black Electra Townie. Me and my bike are located in and around Berlin, Germany and attracting some attention.

Especially when carrying some load, for instance these three potted plants - my company was moving offices and I wanted to show off my xtra's carrying capacity.

It came with a 3-speed internal gear hub, which I traded up into a 8-speed. I did it almost by myself but in the end Maik of www.elpotosports.de had to help out with some tricky bits.

Keep up the good work... Jonas

Friday, November 20, 2009

Update to #403 Chris' Kona Xtracycle

I added some fun handlebars and Grandma made us a custom seat in her Community college woodworking class ....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

447: Tripp and Laura's Radish

Great to see more Radishes on the road!!

Photo courtesy Nate Byerly.

Monday, November 16, 2009

446: Katy and Davis' Radish

Giving the new Peapod LT a whirl.

Photo courtesy Nate Byerly.

445: Practical Pedals' Big Dummy

Riding loaded on the Great Divide. Touring Big Dummy style.

Photo courtesy of The Practical Pedal.

And if you are wondering, like me, what The Practical Pedal is...

...the Practical Pedal is a magazine, a website, and a blog or two for anyone who thinks bikes make great transportation.

You had me at hello.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

444: Colinus' Xtracycle

Hi, here is my Xtra, hope you enjoy them and publish to the blog!

- the snapdeck has eight leds inserted in the thickness, four red on the rear and four oranges on the sides, with 4 minutes standby function
- the snapdeck is rubber coated for non-slip loadings
- the two v-racks are wrapped with old inner tubes

And... I ride in Switzerland, Geneva (Europe), where there is not soooo mutch Xtracycles! For now I've only seen the #329 in the fields near my house.

A lot of fun, and my car looks terrified!

Have a sweet ride!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

443: Transparent Teal Big Dummy

  • Clever Cycles Transparent Teal 16" Surly Big Dummy.
  • Nitto Albatross (North Road CroMo) bars
  • Brooks B73 saddle
  • Busch Muller Lumotec Retro Senso Plus front headlight
  • Shimano Alfine dyno front hub
  • Shimano Alfine 8 speed rear hub
  • Shimano Alfine crankset
  • MKS Rivendell Grip King pedals
  • Avid BB7 disc brakes
  • Brooks grips
  • Xtracycle accessory kit
  • Xtracycle Kick Back stand
  • Whatchamacollars
  • Schwalbe Big Apple tires
  • Fenders
  • 24" Sun Rhyno lite rims powdercoated to match transparent teal frame color

Photos courtesy Cleverflickr.

Friday, November 6, 2009

442: James Stokemonkey Longtail

From Violet Crown Cycles site:

Completed Xtracycle bike with Stokemonkey pedal assist system.

Over the summer, a customer approached me about building a Ferguson city bike with a pedal assist drive train built in. Since he wanted to also keep the internal hub, we turned to the Stokemonkey system from Portland. Since this system requires a quite a bit of space behind the seat tube, a long tail bicycle was designed. To give the customer the most accessory flexibility, the Xtracycle platform was chosen.

MUCH more detail at Austin on Two Wheels...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

441: Teddy (Rick D's) Xtracycle

Got the name from a Teddy bear Rick picked up one day commuting to work. Super tricked out, custom LED ground fx and seat lighting. Aluminum tape on the uprights to shed water, bmx folding pegs for short legged passengers. Very cool guy, from Nashville, swung by XC HQ since he was in the area for the month working for Southwest.

Photo courtesy Xtracycle Inc.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Val Kleitz Fundraiser

Re-posted from Bike Hugger (read the original post here). Val is an Xtracycle legend and needs some help...

Aaron’s Bicycle Repair and Redline Bicycles are raffling off a Redline 9-2-5 to benefit one of Seattle’s best bicycle men. Val Kleitz is currently battling cancer and all raffle proceeds the will go towards helping him cover his medical bills.

UPDATE: Aaron has setup a PayPal account for donations as well.

Raffle tickets are available at Aaron’s Bicycle Repair in West Seattle (through Mid-December).

Link to the raffle

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Update on #113: Lida's New Xtracycle

Another picture of Lida and her Xtracycle... see her original post, #113...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Update on #316

Becky was featured earlier this year as #316

Hi xtracycle guy:

I am already on your web site, but I thought I would send you a few pics of some new mods. I added some really nice handlebars that I got in Amsterdam (and attached to the snapdeck with some plumbing hardware) and a snapdeck pad with dingle-berries (which is what a friend of mine calls them).

Becki (and Monty)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tow Truckin

Tow Truckin' from Xtracycle on Vimeo.

On the loose in Berkeley. Don't try this at home!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

439: Chaise Cruzer Xtracycle

Hello the photos are attached are of the Chaisecruzer or Bikeashaw at least until some gives me a better name for it.

It is an xtracycle /bakfiets missing link.

It is a single speed with tubeless 36" tires
wide custom hubs
3 disk brakes
14.5' feet long
3' wide

weight still unknown

Wheels courtesy of my Mt bike

This is the family's 3 rd xtracycle-ish bike and our fist bakfiets
It was built by us for the 2009 Burning Man for our transport and as a test platform.

Hope you all enjoy it.


Friday, October 16, 2009

438: Blackberry Xtracycle

Xtracycle Free Radical on 2001 Kona Cindercone with Footsies and Magic Carpet!

Photo courtesy Bradley Hanson
Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


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