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09-14-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By xargaun

for eggs... i always carry a jacket or...

for eggs...

i always carry a jacket or sweater on my bike because i live near the water and the temperature tends to fluctuate a lot. when i get eggs, i wrap the carton in the sweater and then put...
09-13-10, 12:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,364
Posted By xargaun

it's neat, but for that kind of money you're...

it's neat, but for that kind of money you're really close to a haulin colin trailer, and he will build it however you want within reason. i'm kinda curious why they decided to use such little wheels.
09-13-10, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,949
Posted By xargaun

i concur, if you're measurements are accurate i...

i concur, if you're measurements are accurate i think you would have no problem strapping it to the side of an xtracycle.

my daughter weighs more than the table, and i often let her ride in a...
09-10-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,539
Posted By xargaun

200 lbs isn't as bad as you might think. with the...

200 lbs isn't as bad as you might think. with the BD on flat ground, the biggest challenge is getting it loaded without tipping it over, but with practice this gets easier. I think the most weight I...
09-08-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,539
Posted By xargaun

how steep? i look at these bikes and go...

how steep?

i look at these bikes and go "oooo i want one" but...

i live on a hilltop and have a mile long 8% grade to get back up if i go anywhere.
09-07-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,690
Posted By xargaun

lots of people do that, see them all the time and...

lots of people do that, see them all the time and that sort of arrangement has been available a long time. however, in my opinion i think you would be much better off with a cargo bike of some kind,...
09-03-10, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By xargaun

i used this stuff to line the windows on the...

i used this stuff to line the windows on the south side of the house to help keep cool:
...
09-02-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,690
Posted By xargaun

I don't think they maintain a list because they...

I don't think they maintain a list because they don't have the time to test them themselves and they probably don't want to put themselves on the hook for endorsing any particular configuration.
...
09-02-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,690
Posted By xargaun

have you considered a trail-a-bike? i am...

have you considered a trail-a-bike?

i am thinking about moving my daughter to one pretty soon. she is 3 1/2 but she is pretty tall for her age and doesn't fit too well in the kid seat we have...
09-01-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By xargaun

went and got a pizza tonight. here is how i get...

went and got a pizza tonight. here is how i get it home. four straps. first i put on the the two running side to side and they are tightened about as tight as they can be without squishing the box at...
09-01-10, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,690
Posted By xargaun

some here: ...

some here:
http://clevercycles.com/products/accessories/child-seats/rear-mounted-child-seats/#_
and here:
http://www.dutchbikeseattle.com/_catalog_85391/Dutch_Kids

There are more out there.
08-31-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By xargaun

heh, that is awesome.

heh, that is awesome.
08-31-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By xargaun

this could be fun: ...

this could be fun:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/1929594277.html
08-31-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By xargaun

don't have a photo but i put them on my xtracycle...

don't have a photo but i put them on my xtracycle this way. big difference with my setup tho, the snapdeck is wider than a normal rear rack and it also has a 2" thick foam pad on it. i wrap the pizza...
08-30-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,582
Posted By xargaun

i suppose i could have been clearer above. not...

i suppose i could have been clearer above. not talking about sidewalks, was referring exclusively to MUPs. its legal to rid on sidewalks here, but i don't do it unless there is some reason i have to....
08-30-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,761
Posted By xargaun

i've been watching CL for a good deal on a trike...

i've been watching CL for a good deal on a trike for a while. spurred on by memories of the silly things my cousin and i did with his grandmother's trike. i think it was a sears brand one with a 3...
08-29-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,582
Posted By xargaun

i am always amazed that bikers (and...

i am always amazed that bikers (and rollerbladers) buzz by people like that. i always look at every other person on the path, whether they are walking or rolling, as a potential accident. to me, the...
08-29-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,761
Posted By xargaun

think of how much fun this thing could be with a...

think of how much fun this thing could be with a 500W hub motor on each back wheel :-)
08-29-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,882
Posted By xargaun

went a little crazy yesterday...took my daughter...

went a little crazy yesterday...took my daughter on a little tour of the city on the way to the zoo and back. rode the big dummy, pulling her trailer and packed our picnic stuff, etc.

crossed the...
08-27-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,370
Posted By xargaun

i like the rubbermaid idea for a few reasons: ...

i like the rubbermaid idea for a few reasons:

first, they are cheap
second, they have lids that seal well, so you end up with a fairly waterproof cargo container which is handy if you ever use it...
08-27-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,539
Posted By xargaun

looking at this is sure to get me in trouble with...

looking at this is sure to get me in trouble with the wife....
08-26-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,882
Posted By xargaun

ok, so i didn't haul them with my bike, but i did...

ok, so i didn't haul them with my bike, but i did manage to squeeze 31 complete bikes and about 300 lbs of tires, etc into my short box pickup :-)

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08-26-10, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,055
Posted By xargaun

i think that though this isn't all that similar...

i think that though this isn't all that similar looking, it would serve the same purpose quite well:
http://www.workcycles.com/home-products/professional-transport-bikes/monark-truck-bakers-bike
08-25-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,607
Posted By xargaun

I have an Xtracycle "Kickback" right now. ...

I have an Xtracycle "Kickback" right now.

http://www.xtracycle.com/cargo-bicycles/cargo-bike-accessories/kickback.html

I have done this with the regular kickstand installed as well, but in...
08-24-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,607
Posted By xargaun

it works fine. a couple times i have used this...

it works fine. a couple times i have used this arrangement and let my daughter ride in one of the crates. she is 3 1/2 and weighs about 40 lbs, so i ended up with about 20lbs on one side and about 40...
08-18-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,607
Posted By xargaun

"did you try the kid into a milk crate on the...

"did you try the kid into a milk crate on the other side? "

sometimes :-)

in the photo though, she is just sitting in the freeloader bag.
08-17-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,607
Posted By xargaun

i have two smaller dogs, one is about 14-15 lbs...

i have two smaller dogs, one is about 14-15 lbs and the other 6 lbs. i stick a 6-gallon milk crate in the freeloader on one side of my xtracycle, line it with a blanket and put them in there. tie...
08-13-10, 11:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,582
Posted By xargaun

too true, my daughter is 3 1/2, and frequently...

too true, my daughter is 3 1/2, and frequently says stuff like "dad, why won't those rude people get out of our way?" :-)
08-13-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,582
Posted By xargaun

do you use a bell?

if so, do people listen?

i have been dropping my daughter off at school on my way to work for the past couple weeks, and this route takes me around the beach. the road along the beach is narrow...
08-08-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By xargaun

i did the same thing only instead of rocks i went...

i did the same thing only instead of rocks i went to the market and brought home as much beer as i could stuff in it.
08-06-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,692
Posted By xargaun

i am kinda bummed...i got these too but all they...

i am kinda bummed...i got these too but all they had at the time i ordered them was gray. i love orange...

just realized i haven't taken a photo since i added the new freeloaders, brooks b67, and...
08-06-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By xargaun

i've done 300 on my big dummy with 5 bags of...

i've done 300 on my big dummy with 5 bags of concrete mix. two in each freeloader and one on top of the deck. balancing it was no big deal, but getting up the big hill on the way home really sucked.
08-05-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,467
Posted By xargaun

we have three dogs. a 6 pound chihuahuamutt, 14...

we have three dogs. a 6 pound chihuahuamutt, 14 pound dachshund, and an 80 pound Catahoula Leopard Dog/Pit Bull.

i stick milk crates in the freeloaders on my big dummy and put the little ones in...
08-04-10, 01:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,539
Posted By xargaun

i so want one of these. i have been staring at...

i so want one of these. i have been staring at the photos on his site every couple days since last summer.
08-04-10, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By xargaun

i laughed really hard at this, and then cried a...

i laughed really hard at this, and then cried a little bit when i realized how true it is :-/
08-04-10, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By xargaun

whatever you get is going to be some sort of...

whatever you get is going to be some sort of compromise. the trick is to make sure its a compromise you can live with.

the BD and the mundo are both fine products. personally, i think getting ...
08-03-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By xargaun

cool article. i made the mistake of reading the...

cool article. i made the mistake of reading the comments on it though and now i'm a bit depressed at how irresponsible it seems my cargo biking addiction is :-( ;-)
08-03-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,467
Posted By xargaun

thanks for the review, enjoyed it very much. the...

thanks for the review, enjoyed it very much. the bucket is such a cool and quirky design. wish we had one. my daughter will happily ride in a milk crate stuck in the freeloaders on my BD (not how she...
08-03-10, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,714
Posted By xargaun

my two cents...

i tried 3 different used trailers (1 burley and two "lesser" brands i can't recall), all of which i got from craigslist. all of them had something i didnt like. crappy wheels that didn't track, too...
10-23-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,702
Posted By xargaun

they are closing them out, saw that price pop up...

they are closing them out, saw that price pop up a week or two ago. i look every few days as i am in that stage of keeping myself from ordering one... might just have to do it. tho, the closeout...
10-18-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By xargaun

Mostly I just meant that it takes much longer to...

Mostly I just meant that it takes much longer to recover, but with age some flexibility has disappeared. So, it sometimes feels like when I do something stupid it hurts in places it probably wouldn't...
10-18-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By xargaun

I know some people like to do things on a budget...

I know some people like to do things on a budget so this might seem excessive, but my personal minimum to prevent against this kind of stuff is a new front wheel with a dynamo and some nice lights. ...
10-18-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By xargaun

I have both a Radish and a bike that I put a...

I have both a Radish and a bike that I put a FreeRadical on.

I have looked at the Bucket but haven't ridden it. From the kicking the tires perspective I would definitely point out it is a big...
09-12-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By xargaun

You could do it incrementally. What I mean is, if...

You could do it incrementally. What I mean is, if you added the StokeMonkey or built a wheel with a Rohloff for your existing bike, you could simply move these things to a BD later. I think there is...
09-10-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By xargaun

This is one of the two ways I do it. The...

This is one of the two ways I do it.

The other way (when not pulling the trailer), I just strap the front wheel (still mounted) of the bike that I am towing to the side of the xtracycle frame....
08-23-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,882
Posted By xargaun

dropped my xtracycle off at the shop for a rigid fork and disc brakes today

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30274743&l=aba700610c&id=1336396599Getting a Surly 1x1 fork, front disc brakes, and a new front wheel with a dynamo hub put on. The rigid fork and higher bars...
08-23-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,882
Posted By xargaun

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30274743&l=a...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30274743&l=aba700610c&id=1336396599
08-17-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,018
Posted By xargaun

Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo? ...

Any one else get mistaken for a Hobo?

Evidently, Bob Dylan:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/14/bob.dylan/index.html?iref=newssearch
08-10-09, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By xargaun

Have you built up a Big Dummy or had someone do one for you?

Curious and looking to rub salt in my own wounds...

I took the plunge and put a FreeRadical on my old mountain bike. Through the last few months I have found a few things that needed replacing...
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