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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Xtracycle is a frame attachment for a standard bike that converts it into a cargo bike. It's like turning a car into a pickup truck.
With this attachment, an Xtracycle-equipped bike can carry groceries, passengers or just about anything.
Watch this video to learn more