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 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...

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