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04-29-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,432
Posted By cabledawg

Does it count that I converted my MTB to a...

Does it count that I converted my MTB to a commuter bike? Took an early 2000's GT Karakorum MTB, replaced the knobbies with some Schwalbe balloon tires, added a Free Rad longtail frame and hopefully...
02-22-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By cabledawg

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-19-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By cabledawg

I actually did this with my Xtra. Unfortunately I...

I actually did this with my Xtra. Unfortunately I dont have pics of the setup (daughter has long since outgrown the TAB). What I did was fab a new mount that attached to the Flight Deck (I dont...
01-22-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,522
Posted By cabledawg

So it's doing this while the handlebars stay...

So it's doing this while the handlebars stay straight ahead? If so, then I'd check the clamps at the base of the handlebars to ensure they are tight. Since I dont own one or have one available for...
10-21-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,307
Posted By cabledawg

I'd have to go measure it to compare to the Trek...

I'd have to go measure it to compare to the Trek Transport. It's roughly 13 inches longer than the bike's normal wheelbase using the FreeRadical. Originally this FreeRad was on my older Schwinn...
10-12-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,307
Posted By cabledawg

Here's my (I'm guessing 1999 based on rgreener's...

Here's my (I'm guessing 1999 based on rgreener's post) Karakoram converted to a longtail cargo bike.
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10-12-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By cabledawg

If I was a little closer, I'd help you set up...

If I was a little closer, I'd help you set up your Tow-Gator. I used one for a while and had no issues with it. I even built a DIY bracket so I could use it with my longtail cargo bike. I will...
10-12-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By cabledawg

My wife used a regular bike child seat when our...

My wife used a regular bike child seat when our youngest son was <2 and the older two (3/4) were in a bike trailer. All she had was a typical women's hybrid bike and a single kickstand. I think...
10-12-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,390
Posted By cabledawg

Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I was...

Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I was curious if anyone has ever found a K2 (1990 based on the info listed above) that had the Purple Haze paint job? I had one (my first bike purchase ever at...
07-06-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,874
Posted By cabledawg

I havent had any issues. Just dont crank it...

I havent had any issues. Just dont crank it super tight and it'll float up/down with the terrain. Most of my bikes have a lip on the fork and that helps but my daughter's bike (70's stingray style)...
07-04-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,874
Posted By cabledawg

This is my setup. I've not towed anything for...

This is my setup. I've not towed anything for any long distances, but it works great when the kiddo tuckers out before we're done riding. It's not load bearing so you cant have a bike with a rider...
07-04-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By cabledawg

As a regular driver of large vehicles, I can say...

As a regular driver of large vehicles, I can say that when it comes to vehicle vs cyclist, SUV's can be more dangerous. Sitting up higher gives the driver a better, less obstructed view of the road...
12-26-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By cabledawg

Check craigslist or FB's Marketplace. That's how...

Check craigslist or FB's Marketplace. That's how I found my second Xtra for the wife's bike. Half the cost of a new base unit and I got bags and the top plate too.

I have the opposite experience...
07-16-17, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,989
Posted By cabledawg

Xtracycle Cargo Node Folding Cargo Bike...

Xtracycle Cargo Node Folding Cargo Bike (http://www.xtracycle.com/cargo-node/)

It's spendy, but it fits the requirements you stated. Somewhere in the homemade section, someone built a similar...
07-16-17, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,267
Posted By cabledawg

The only beef I have with the InStep double seat...

The only beef I have with the InStep double seat trailers is that the seat is one wide seat with two harnesses. Our older Schwinn trailer had two separate "buckets" in the seat. The difference is...
05-30-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,112
Posted By cabledawg

I have to second kbarj. Determine your kid's...

I have to second kbarj. Determine your kid's level of riding first and go from there. Not riding that much? Box store bike will fine as long as you verify it was assembled properly. My experience...
01-15-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,819
Posted By cabledawg

FreeRadical cargo bike. Post office, hardware...

FreeRadical cargo bike. Post office, hardware store, groceries, or just family rides. It's long and heavy but comfortable to ride with tons of stuff on the back. I also have a flatbed trailer if I...
11-24-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,256
Posted By cabledawg

A couple years ago, after my wife went through...

A couple years ago, after my wife went through her CCW class, I bought her her first carry gun. I got a compact frame in 9mm thinking that her smaller hands would fit it better and the small size...
11-21-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 398,464
Posted By cabledawg

GT Karakoram with FR longtail kit. Tires were...

GT Karakoram with FR longtail kit. Tires were swapped to Schwalbe Marathons for better load handling and smoother ride. I have a homemade adapter for a trail-a-bike that attaches to the flight deck...
11-18-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 398,464
Posted By cabledawg

Me likey! I have a Karakoram for the front half...

Me likey! I have a Karakoram for the front half of mine. I'll grab a pic tomorrow and post it up. :thumb:
Forum: Recumbent
11-12-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,323
Posted By cabledawg

Okay, the one in the picture in my first post is...

Okay, the one in the picture in my first post is now a tad cleaner and I broke down the rear hub and cassette for a good cleaning and re-lube. Replaced the 40psi rear with a 65 psi one I had laying...
Forum: Recumbent
11-11-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,323
Posted By cabledawg

Tell me about it. Most of my bikes have been...

Tell me about it. Most of my bikes have been tinkered with at some point. There's one that still has all the factory components but that's because my son doesnt want me to Tim Taylor (Home...
Forum: Recumbent
11-10-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,323
Posted By cabledawg

My ideal bent would be a Terratrike Rambler x24. ...

My ideal bent would be a Terratrike Rambler x24. Easy enough for me to get in and out but still have a wide range of gearing and a light frame to cruise those longer distances. But at $2200, it's...
Forum: Recumbent
11-09-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,323
Posted By cabledawg

That would be neat-o, plus the Mrs would dig the...

That would be neat-o, plus the Mrs would dig the blue ones. :thumb:
Forum: Recumbent
11-08-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,323
Posted By cabledawg

I'm fine using a 1.5" versus the 1.95" that's on...

I'm fine using a 1.5" versus the 1.95" that's on there now. I was more concerned with why anyone would have 40-45 psi tires on an adult bike. I get they are softer and provide a little more...
Forum: Recumbent
11-08-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,323
Posted By cabledawg

I found the same Kendas this morning but used our...

I found the same Kendas this morning but used our own BF photos to determine that many bent owners with smaller front tires used the Kwest. The logos on the tire are easy to spot even on crappy...
Forum: Recumbent
11-07-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,323
Posted By cabledawg

Front is 16" rim with 16x1.95 (I think, I'll have...

Front is 16" rim with 16x1.95 (I think, I'll have to go look again) tires and the back is a 26" rim with 26x2.125 tires. Both bents have the same tire sizes but different brands/treads. The one has...
Forum: Recumbent
11-07-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,323
Posted By cabledawg

Yeah they werent top of the line by any means. ...

Yeah they werent top of the line by any means. But they were an excellent entry level 'bent and being a semi recumbent they would have been more favorable to folks with limited mobility that still...
Forum: Recumbent
11-06-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,323
Posted By cabledawg

Joined the 'bent ranks..............sorta

Picked up a pair of ReBike 2600's for $180. One needed air in the tires and some minor adjustment to the brakes and it was back on the road. The other took a bit longer with shifter/brake...
10-16-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,961
Posted By cabledawg

The rear bar of the Freeradical isnt designed to...

The rear bar of the Freeradical isnt designed to have that much weight on it and the fork attachment is to secure the bike in a truck bed so while it all looks beefy, it wasnt designed to be load...
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,024
Posted By cabledawg

Sounds like fun! I need to get a pair of 'bents...

Sounds like fun! I need to get a pair of 'bents for the Mrs and I. We love out cargo bikes but they arent really distance bikes due to weight and low gearing. Maybe next year. Coincidentally, my...
10-16-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,961
Posted By cabledawg

Here's my setup for towing bikes behind the...

Here's my setup for towing bikes behind the xtracycle No riders as it's not load bearing but works great when the kiddos are on my bike but still want to ride...
09-23-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,961
Posted By cabledawg

Cargobike. Wife and I have Xtracyle FreeRadicals...

Cargobike. Wife and I have Xtracyle FreeRadicals and love them. With the Hooptie, it's much easier for little ones to ride and not fall off (easily). tag-alongs are fun too but we've found the...
07-03-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,546
Posted By cabledawg

FollowMe tandem coupling...

FollowMe tandem coupling (http://clevercycles.com/followme-tandem-coupling)

Only other one I've ever found beside home made setups.

I have the TrailGator and honestly it's a pretty good setup. ...
02-04-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,656
Posted By cabledawg

I haven't been able to find any write ups or good...

I haven't been able to find any write ups or good pics, but you may be able to swap the hubs out of the plastic rims to metal rims of the same size. Again, I don't know if this'll work but a bike...
02-04-15, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,656
Posted By cabledawg

Hmmmm. I've been using InStep trailers for the...

Hmmmm. I've been using InStep trailers for the last 8-10 years and never had a problem with tires coming off. And these had plastic wheels too. Might want to take a look at the tires to ensure...
11-24-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,781
Posted By cabledawg

I'm a bit late for the picnic here, but my wife...

I'm a bit late for the picnic here, but my wife and I have a pair of Xtracycles. Mine has the Flightdeck with a modified "seat post" mount that we use with my daughter's trail-a-bike. Took some...
07-18-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,724
Posted By cabledawg

I hate drivethru's but use them when travelling...

I hate drivethru's but use them when travelling and the kiddos are snoozing. Why wake everyone up when I can grab lunch/dinner and not wake them? Otherwise, I'll walk in. Like mentioned before, it...
06-29-13, 06:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,855
Posted By cabledawg

I do all the bike maintenance at my house. It's...

I do all the bike maintenance at my house. It's my hobby and while I have been teaching the kids some basic stuff, I enjoy it as long as I have good weather. I have space in the garage to work on...
02-21-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,923
Posted By cabledawg

I didnt know about Xtracycle until I found this...

I didnt know about Xtracycle until I found this forum. I think I was looking for better kid transport and came across the Rec & Fam section. Started digging around and between the Utility and LCF...
02-15-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,923
Posted By cabledawg

Same here. I cant get away from vehicles. We've...

Same here. I cant get away from vehicles. We've looked and it would cost us more to use public transportation (in both time and money) than to maintain my aged fleet of vehicles. I still need them...
01-22-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,482
Posted By cabledawg

I ride a GT Karakoram with a FreeRadical longtail...

I ride a GT Karakoram with a FreeRadical longtail kit. I also own and drive two Suburbans and a 15 passenger van. I think people assume I have a "short" complex and am trying to compensate for...
01-22-13, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,587
Posted By cabledawg

A bit late on this one, but I've have both. The...

A bit late on this one, but I've have both. The Walds were on my wife's bike and I used panniers when I was living in Turkey. I didnt like the panniers, but that was back before the grocery bag...
01-18-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,785
Posted By cabledawg

I'm sure I wont fit in too well with my...

I'm sure I wont fit in too well with my suggestion, but I am currently using (well once the weather gets better anyways) an older GT Karakoram mtn bike with a FreeRadical long frame kit. I've...
10-05-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By cabledawg

Just remember that when you tow a bike on the...

Just remember that when you tow a bike on the Xtra, it isnt with a rider on the towed bike. That back bar of the Xtra and in most cases the adapter bracket arent load bearing. Its simply for when...
10-04-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By cabledawg

I agree with e, an Xtra really is the best thing...

I agree with e, an Xtra really is the best thing to have with kids. We have two and both are setup to tow bikes. My wife's Xtra has the padded seat, I have the baby seat. Between the two of us, we...
08-13-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,319
Posted By cabledawg

Actually, Xtra sells just the parts and peices to...

Actually, Xtra sells just the parts and peices to encourage folks to build thier own. They have the snap hooks and j-hooks for the decks and plugs 'n such for tubes. Check the home-built xtracycle...
08-13-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By cabledawg

Same here. We dont lock the trailer, not much of...

Same here. We dont lock the trailer, not much of a market on CL or pawn shops. Been using bike trailers for over 10 years now withouta problem. Worst I've had happen was someone threw an empty...
08-08-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,511
Posted By cabledawg

I have to second (or are we on third or fourth)...

I have to second (or are we on third or fourth) the notion for the Xtraycle. I have two, one on my bike and one on my wife's bike. Lookig for a third to put on my son's bike since he likes hauling...
08-03-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By cabledawg

The Xtra has no trailer towing challenges if it...

The Xtra has no trailer towing challenges if it attaches to the rear axle. Been towing an InStep double trailer for over two years with my Xtra with no issues.

The longest train we've used was...
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