Saturday, January 31, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

272: Firefly

Photos courtesy Mcgurme.

271: Sylvie

Photos courtesy Creighton. or check out It's Just a Ride.

270: Nigel

Donor bike is a Trek 930.

Photos courtesy Creighton.

269: Darin's 2nd Xtracycle

Photos courtesy Darin at The Gear Exchange.

The old frame. R.I.P.

268: Matt's KMX

A sweet Karate Monkey Xtra in action. Rocket boosters not included.

Photo courtesy Matt @ Tacoma Bike Ranch.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

267: Fred's Big Dummy plus Piccolo

I attached a Piccolo to the back so my daughter could pedal too. When she gets tired of pedaling we set her on the snapdeck. If I have one of her friends on the back I can have a fresh stoker every 30 minutes or so. We put on around 2000 miles together last summer on this rig.

Photo courtesy Fred Finch.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

266: Centaspeed

Spotted in the heart of Silicon Valley by Gregg Machacz.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

265: Johannes' Xtracycle

Johannes came up with an ingenious way to use panniers IN ADDITION to the Freeloaders...

Photos courtesy Quad Rollschuh (Johannes)

264: Patrick's Big Boy Bike

Turned my old Bianchi Boardwalk -- that was gathering dust in the garage --
into Xtracycle cruiser. Works great in the snow. Looking forward to a full
summer of getting groceries and such.

Photo courtesy Patrick Lalley.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

263: Lauren's Xtracycle

Photos courtesy Lauren Haughey (or check out most excellent Flickr collection here... many great cyclocross shots)

Gettin er home.

262: Dr. Brionics' Xtracycle

Photos courtesy DrBrionics.

261: Greg's Redline Xtracycle

Greetings, Grrsh.

So here's my contribution to the gallery. The donor bike was a Redline Monocog, but since I swapped the single gear for a nine speed cassette, I guess that makes it a Nonacog?

Pics are on my flickr photostream, here

-- Bike Frame Manufacturer: Redline

-- Model: Monacog 29er

-- Year: don't know, bought used.

-- Components: Alex DM 24 rims, Atom Lab Pimp hubs, Maxxis Hookworm tires, Shimano XTM761 Shift/Brake
Levers, SRAM 9 Speed Cassette, Truvativ Hussefelt Crankset w/Howitzer BB, Power Grips on generic platform pedals, Nitto Albatross Bars w/shellac'd cork grips, Brooks B67 Saddle, Hayes Mechanical Brakes, ESGE Fenders, WeeRide Kangaroo toptube seat.

-- Install Hangups: The 2.5" rear tire was too fat for the chain to hit the innermost cog, so a 2' tire was substituted. Redline fork had no eyelets for fender mounts, so P clamps and mirror hangers did the trick.

-- Tricks/Tips: Used original stem & straight bars for the seat clamp and stoker bars. Cut the bars down and used the extra stock for the
foot pegs.

-- Riding Characteristics: Heaviest bike ever ridden, but surprisingly smooth and stable.

-- Enjoyment Factor: high

-- Greatest Haul: Just completed the bike, so far the biggest load has been a 2 y.o. in the WeeRide and the wife on the back.


Photo courtesy Greg

260: The Robinsons' Stoked Xtracycle

Photo courtesy Ratwerks.


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