Wednesday, July 28, 2010

493: Wendy's Xtracycle

Our Family bike "The Hog"

Photo courtesy Wendy

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

492: Funki Planet's Xtracycle

Our kid carrier - AKA Slizzy

Photo courtesy Debi

Thursday, July 1, 2010

491: The talented Mr.E and his customized Surly Big Dummy

This island-dweller's initials should be DIY.

Super-nice guy, father of three, Mr. E has been asking me about El Tonto Grande for a while. After careful consideration, a test ride on my bike, and discussing such an investment with the wife, he placed an order for a Dummy of his own a month ago.

He rode it home a week and a half later, and has since been back to show me his mods. The light mount and the running boards are just the beginning.

This bike's primary role is minivan. Mr. E tells me he has little need to drive now.

More to come from this crafty dude.

Photo courtesy Cold Iron.

490: Sailorman007's Big Dummy

Twins in Switzerland ! Temps are too hot for some babies -- and the seats don't help.

The rear child seat is held on with four hose clamps -- don't tell mom.

Photo courtesy Sailorman007

Monday, June 14, 2010

489: Marc's Xtracycle

Lugged steel 1993 Trek 990 single track. Over night this bicycle became my number one. A must for any home owner. My automobile and other bicycles long await their turn.

Photo courtesy Marc

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

488: Dave's Xtracycle

Dave's Xtrahopper. NOS 80's blue Specialized Rockhopper converted into a commuting and errand machine! Henry and I love taking it to town, errands, cleaning the neighborhood, or just riding for pleasure. At 6100 Ft studded tires are a must as snow is no stranger nine months of the year. Happiness!

Photo courtesy Dave

Friday, May 21, 2010

487: Miguel's Xtracycle

Since I've sent my two kids chair version, I've changed the setup a little bit. The center of gravity was way too high, and they didn't like the chairs, because it restricted their movements (and they end up behaving worse)

So , I've cut a new snapdeck out of plywood, covered it with a bit of leather and some cushioning, bent some aluminium tubbing - and now they have reasonable security, they don't feel "tied down" and enjoy the trip much more! (it's also much more versatile, since I don't have to carry the two seats around, and the bike is always ready to carry them)

I also upgraded the front end, with a new fork, disc brake, and Alfine dynamo hub powering a B&M IQ Cyo R headlight and Toplight Line rearlight

Miguel B

486: Handsome HANZI


485: Larry's Xtracycle

My daughter and I made this canopy for my Big Dummy out of parts that cost about $120. Read how at

Photo courtesy Larry

484: Chris's Xtracycle

Bike New York Five Burroughs Bike Tour 2010 just outside Brooklyn Naval Shipyard

Photo courtesy Chris

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

483: X-Bianchi woman's Xtracycle

Riding around Seattle, with or without 50 lb daughter on the back. Bianchi mixtie frame. Fast and far and full of cargo. Love it.

Photo courtesy J

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

482: Rob 's Xtracycle

Just built up my big dummy! So of course I had to have my son surf on the back! Wish I had gotten this sooner.

Photo courtesy Rob

481: Vaultbrad's Xtracycle

My amazing new Xtra-dale! 2004 Cannondale f600 + Xtracycle + Errands to run = Best time ever.

I am 100% satisfied with the set-up, and I can't wait to see what(or who) else I can haul around Knoxville, Tn.

480: DualFrontDiscs's Xtracycle

This is my Gary Fisher Big Sur Xtracycle conversion.

I replaced the suspension fork with a Surly Big Dummy Fork. Just finished it yesterday. Still need to get a new saddle and some bits and bobs.

Very happy so far.

Photo courtesy DualFrontDiscs

Bike Time Line

Donor bike, resting gracefully on a coffee mug.

Monday, April 12, 2010

479: Aaron's Xtracycle (old and new)

The first one is my Trek/Xtracycle that will now be broken down and sold. I love that bike, but it's just too small for me.

The others are my new Big Dummy. I'm thinking about calling it the "Truckster." Maybe somebody will get that reference. Anyway, I'm loving the bike and it fits/rides much better than the old setup. I'm just psyched it's getting warmer out again!

Photo courtesy Aaron

Friday, April 9, 2010

478: Shebicycles's Xtracycle

The Tempest. Rainy day grocery run on the Xtracycle ... left in the rain, returned with bits of blue sky starting to appear. The weather gods smile on those who ride the X!

Photo courtesy shebicycles

Sunday, March 21, 2010

477: Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Big Dummy set up at Jan. 4, 2010. Truvative HammerSchmidt AM and SHIMANO Alfine combination so good. More bike information and bike life at my blog.

Photo courtesy Sorcerer's Apprentice

Friday, March 12, 2010

476: Bryan 's Big Dummy

I am just so happy with my Surly Big Dummy and the Xtracycle Longtail kit, wideloader and Kickback.

Photo courtesy Bryan

Thursday, March 11, 2010

475: Greg's Xtracycle

This is our 3-year old on our first Xtracycle. It is converted from a Zize bicycle called the A New Leaf or ANL for short. The ANL was designed for heavier than average riders and makes a excellent steel donor bike.

I love the Shimano Nexus Internally Geared Hub and the front disc brake.

We are looking forward to a lot more use from our Xtras!

Photo courtesy Greg
Transportation Cycles

474: Paul's Xtracycle

My Xtracycle installed on a 2007 Jamis Citizen 1.0 700c hybrid. Used riser plugs to lift Vracks and snapdeck so I could get a fender on the stock 700cx38 tire. Just fit. I added a Stokemonkey electric motor to make this a combination hauling/commuting machine. It really tames the hills; carrying 80 lbs (my highest load) or nothing is about the same with the Stokemonkey. Only difference is the speed climbing hills.

Photo courtesy Paul

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tour de Taco

I gave rides at Tour de Taco.

Photo courtesy Cold Iron.

Monday, February 22, 2010

472: Rob's Xtracycle

Taking my kids to ride at the playground. leisurely 10 mile roundtrip on the bike path by the river. 100+ lbs of kids & stuff hauled by me and the X. A double kid seat Snapdeck is in the works for the summer. I love my X! And my boys, of course. :)

Photo courtesy Rob

Sunday, February 21, 2010

471: Bob's Black Big Dummy (BBBD)

I bought my BD in Oct'09 and have slowly been incorporating it in my life to replace car trips when and where ever possible. I also use it to take 2 of my 3 kids for rides--last Thanksgiving, I took my 2 daughters to my sister's house instead of driving there (~4 miles one way). They love the bike and its name!

Many thanks to Dave of Cycle City in Alameda, CA, for great tips and advice on the BD. After talking with Dave and the nice folks at Cycle City, I know I'll be investing soon in a set of wideloaders and whatchamacollars.

Photo courtesy Bob Gong, Granite Bay, CA.

470: Jas' Xtracycle

Photo courtesy Jas.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

469: Aussie Xtracycle

Here is my Aussie xtracycle. It is one of maybe two in Perth, Western Australia. It is bolted to a Giant STP2 - though I have since changed out the forks to some rigid Salsa steel forks, and added a Brooks saddle. A drivetrain upgrade is also in the wings - at the moment am running Acera but it doesn't seem to deal with gear changes very well. I'm looking at going to 9 speed and going to SRAM X9.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

467: Miguel Barroso's Xtracycle

The two chair version, has a custom snapdeck, so that the 2nd chair attaches to it (it uses a clamp, so it's easily removable). I also added the Stoker bar, witch maintains compability with the chairs...

I don't like the two chair version for small commuting rides, because the center of gravity is quite high - but for long rides, it's much more confortable for the kids.

Photo courtesy Miguel Barroso

Friday, January 29, 2010

Post Brunch Ride for Xtracycle #69

Post Brunch Ride
Originally uploaded by boc

A nice shot of a nice Trek-based Xtracycle, featured earlier as #69 (as well as the fork swap here)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New shot of Girlonbike's Xtracycle

Fantastic picture -- original Girlonbike LHT was #150.

Friday, January 8, 2010

466: PedalGR's Xtracycle

My Xtracycle is used. I bought the FreeRadical from a wrench at an LBS for $125. I put it on a police auction frame. Crashed, and that frame was totaled.

Now it sits on another police auction frame. An old Nishiki with friction thumb shifters.

I keep saying I'm going to buy or build more accessories. Maybe someday. :)

Photo courtesy Joshua

465: Fredo's Xtracycle

my new set up based on a kona humu frame

brooks conquest
big apple
lumotec iq fly

Photo courtesy Fredo.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

464: Tom's Xtracycle

Have been Xtracycle converted since October 2008. Haven't used a car for shopping of any sort since.

Kayak photo is immediately post-build. The Specialized Rockhopper 2005 has had a few upgrades since including a new fork and most recently a Brooks Flyer saddle.

The other photo is a few weeks ago taking lots of music kit to a gig.

Photo courtesy Tom

Saturday, January 2, 2010

463: Herb's Xtracycle

I found this 1986 Bridgestone MB-2 on Craigslist a couple months ago with completely original components and in very good shape.

I decided to use it for an Xtracycle build and am very happy with it. Also added a Brooks B-67 saddle and am using an Aerospoke rear wheel that I already owned. The gizmo clamped to the seat tube is an attachment for a "Springer" bicycle dog leash. I take my dogs for a run with the bike a few times a week.

Photo courtesy Herb

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