Friday, March 27, 2009

322: VooDoo Wazoo Xtracycle





















Photo courtesy Xtracycle Inc.

321: Charlotte the Xtracycle
















Photo courtesy Katie F













Update:

Some great pictures and instructions on putting an Xtracycle on a roof rack, specifically how to adapt a Yakima roof rack for the purpose.

http://www.bluesteelroads.com/?p=12

319 & 320: Nick and Diana's Xtracycles












































My Xtracycle (blue DLG) and my wifes (Pink Dual DLG) at night.

And my wife in Boulder yesterday morning riding to the store with studded snow tyres. Safer than driving!

Photos courtesy Nick Stevens.


318: Shannon's Xtracycle























Photo courtesy Nick Stevens.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

317: Bjoern's Big Dummy






















Preliminary setup with one Oro K18 brake. Magura Gustav M will be installed on the final setup. Photos taken at the first test ride through the "Tennenloher Forst", a forest near Erlangen.


Photo courtesy Fahrradfahrer.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

316: Becki and Monty's Xtracycle























It's an old Miyata touring bike.

Photo courtesy Becki Retzlaff.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

306: David's Xtracycle





















Photo courtesy David J Schloss.

305: Stephanie's Xtracycle

















Photo courtesy Young@Art / Steph's

304: Cleverchimp's Xtracycle























Photo courtesy Clever Chimp.

303: Clark's Xtracycle























-Bontrager Privateer Comp - size XL (19.5")
-Shimano XT group
-Schwalbe Big Apple 2.0" tires
-Brooks B17 Champion Special saddle
-Ergon grips
-Bontrager bar ends wrapped with Selle An-Atomica Second Skin Watershed Leather
-Syncros stem (w/ shim) and cut down bar for passenger
-Redline flat pedals
-Planet Bike fenders
-1995 Border Collie
-2005 & 2006 Labradoodles

Photo courtesy Clark Pearson.

302: Phil's Xtracycle


























Modifications to my Trek 4300 include swapping out the original front suspension fork for a rigid Surly 1x1 fork, adding reflective tape to the FreeRadical bags, and built up my own stoker bar. I've since added the KickBack since the photos were taken.

Photos courtesy Phil @ Bike When You Can.



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

301: Steve's Big Dummy























I have been riding a Free Radical for the last year and just decided to "upgrade" to a BD.
  • Medium frame (12.74 pounds... did you know that?!? awesome.)
  • Mr Whirly cranks. 50-39-22. No, it doesn't work too well, but it can work. I'll probably switch to a bit larger granny.
  • Cane Creek 100 Headset
  • Thompson Seatpost and Stem
  • WTB Mountain Drop Bars
  • Cane Creek Levers
  • Silver Shifters
  • Brooks B17 Saddle
  • Avid BB&
  • Wheels still in the works (eventually a Schmidt SON)
  • Big Apple tires

Pic 3 was my first ride on it. Hauling a road bike pulling a BOB trailer. Worked like a charm.
It's ridden on a 12 mile one-way trip to work every day.

Photo courtesy Steve Wasmund
Bountiful, UT, USA, Earth

Monday, March 9, 2009

300: Rob's Xtracycle






















I like the xtracycle gallery.  I spent about three hours on it tonight :)

- Rob


Photo courtesy Rob Cook.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

299: Bernard's Xtracycle






























The bike is a Sparta Bullet with a 7 speed nexus hub, roller back in the back and cantilevers with Koolstop in the front. Brooks 67 saddle.

Photo courtesy Burn, Maybe Not So, Hard.

298: Jay's Home Inspection Xtracycle





















Jay Marlette (houseman.org) runs a home inspection service. In looking for ways to green his business, Jay found Xtracycle and immediately knew that his needs could be met for local inspections. We've got a video up on Xtracycle's YouTube channel here, where Jay talks about his X. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwM7z8yHZ0M&feature=channel_page

Photos courtesy Rick Pickett.

297: MaryBeth's Xtracycle























MaryBeth's Xtra as seen in Kona, HI.

Photo courtesy Rick Pickett.

296: Gunther's Game Changer
























Love the gallery! Finally got around to shooting the beast after finishing my kids' seat project. Since you asked for some details on the gallery, I wrote up a little below. Feel free to post whatever you think your readers (or is it voyeurs?! :) would like to see.

Here's a link to a picture of the bike. Not sure if you link in place or add to your site. Other link options are available here.

Here are the details:
  • Novara Safari 2008 (More pics here)
  • FreeRadical Kit
  • Albatross bars from Rivbike.com on a stem riser (love those bars!)
  • Cascadia ATB 60mm fenders
  • Schwalbe Marathons Tires (added after the Continentals Town & Country's started to flat out on me
  • Electra Amsterdam series porteur rack (mounted right on, no tweaking!)
  • Footsies
  • Custom SnapDeck42 (now MagicCarpet compatible! :) (More snapdeck pics here)
I bought this bike on clearance from REI in the fall of 2008. Before I went "X" I kind of thought the Safari was a novelty, but after talking with the Xtracycle people, this setup floated to the top of my list: rugged, 26" wheels, disc brakes, super granny gear, lighter aluminum frame. Bingo! And zero regrets. The good folks at Solano Cyclery setup the FreeRadical for me and I built the new snapdeck for the kids after discovering they both wanted to ride with me.

I uploaded a bunch of pics of the seat project while I was building it. Basically I copied the curve shape of the original snapdeck for all the components of the seat (base, upright supports, and seat backs). Then curved the backs a bit, glued/screwed the bits together, and added some vinyl tape pin-striping and varnish to the whole shebang. I had a local shop in Berkeley (Nareens) sew up a couple of seatbelts out of nylon web straps and add some buckles. They are solid. Also slip a MagicCarpet under the seatbacks for comfort. The kids LOVE riding around on this thing. We've explored the SF waterfront, done singletrack in Golden Gate park, and of course the weekly shopping trips.

I call this my "game changer" because it has added a whole new dimension to being car-free. I don't stop to think "Well, what do I have to do? Will I need a car?" I just go! Which is really helpful since I sold my car last year! :)

Cheers!
Gunther

Photos courtesy Gunther.
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