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Old 02-16-08, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Sianelle View Post
Love the work you've done on your bike bbwolfy it's all come together really nicely. This is an amazing thread and I'm sure it's just going to keep on growing
I've got an old Giant 'Boulder' that I started to convert into a long wheelbase cargo bike before I got myself distracted with something else. Perhaps I should haul it out and blow the dust off it and have another look at it.

This was a first try that I setup a while ago using parts from dumped bikes, but I wasn't entirely happy with it.
Nice idea. A smaller rear wheel brings your load closer to the ground and this means more stability. Now, can you please post a picture of this bicycle on a flat ground ?
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Old 02-17-08, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by caotropheus View Post
Nice idea. A smaller rear wheel brings your load closer to the ground and this means more stability. Now, can you please post a picture of this bicycle on a flat ground ?
Um....... I'd have to find all the parts and put it back together again first
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Old 02-18-08, 04:29 PM
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Cool! Very nicely done Badmother. I like the way you've used the two standard bicycle racks.
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Old 04-05-08, 05:19 PM
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ChiapasFixed's new beauty should be noted here.
It's a cool bike.

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Old 04-06-08, 07:37 PM
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Oh my word, - that bamboo bike is seriously beautiful. Superb workmanship
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I need one of those rear triangles!

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ChiapasFixed's new beauty should be noted here.
It's a cool bike.
Oh my god, that thing is stunning! I am in awe.

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Old 04-12-08, 05:47 PM
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Looking Good

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This is the way to do it. (Instead of running the tibe to the top of the seat tube) Triangles. They are the strongest shape. It may not seem like it, but this way if done properly, will be strongest.

Im planing on building one nekt month. I think Ive got most of the parts lined up and I'm really excited. I also plan on welding it once I get it all working properly. (Sometime in the fall mare then likely)
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Old 05-06-08, 05:47 PM
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O hai! Can I play too?




Built it up in an afternoon, single speed though I could shift rings manually. One brake, up front. There's still a brake lever on the handlebar I used for the brace thing... But who cares? Long bike is loooooong!

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Old 05-14-08, 08:02 AM
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In 2003 I went to Ghana, Africa, to establish a school for cargo bike design. My first step was to build and test each kind of cargo bike that I could think of, about 25 in all. Then after testing them in the bush we found that the xtra-cycle style could maximize load given the single-track jungle terrain. So now the school makes them for the government, which is trying to aid farmers in getting Ghana's rich natural resources to market:

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^^^
That deserves a thread of its own, seriously.

Wow, Johnny, sounds amazing, I would love to hear and see some details.
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Old 05-24-08, 09:05 PM
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Anyone thought of using a tandem bike frame?
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Old 06-03-08, 09:07 PM
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maybe a dumb question.....but are Xtracycles typically SS?
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Old 06-04-08, 06:24 AM
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maybe a dumb question.....but are Xtracycles typically SS?
No. People don't like singlespeed bikes for carrying 500 pounds of stuff up a hill.
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Old 06-15-08, 04:16 PM
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xtracycle what a cool idea, by what I see a xtracycle is for big loads and so on yes? I want one lol I have this to work with, and a three speed ballon tire bike

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they are mounted by bottom bracket right? the bike i'm using, the red one has broken bottom bracket, so it might be no good, but i'll just weld it lol
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This is my first, mind you both bottom bracket are broken and stuck in there but i'm gonna remove them, I might use other frame, classic possibly



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with two bad bottom brackets it rides very bad, but the rear one will be fixed and the norco one is stuck busted so i'll have to use another bike for the front
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Well... I've collected my donor bikes and went through this thread for the nth time to see what everyone else has done before I start building mine.

This will be fun.
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Old 06-18-08, 01:36 AM
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BUM BUM BUM! my working extracycle jut need long wires lol




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Well... I put the frames together tonight and now need to set the ride height and brace things before my friend tacks in a few welds to make things really solid.

I took a few pics and will post them when I get home from the shop to see what people think.
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Nice, I like mines colors, looks kinda neat, well how it is now, i'll post a pic, you used a Norco, another poor norco will have a Xtra life, mines made of three of them lol
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It's a truly Canadian ride being that the bikes are a Norco Katmandu (straight gauge chromo) and a CCM... I have a rear wheel built up with a 4 speed cassette and think that will serve me well as it has a wide range and the cog position is very central which should reduce chain deflection.

The grey and black looks good together and I have a mountain of steel and a huge parts stock at the bike shop from which to draw any materials I need to finish things up.

I am pondering running a 24 inch wheel too althouhg I would really like to have dual brakes as it will be a hauler.

I hope to be riding it at the critical mass this Friday although I may not have it racked up.
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If you do your gears like mine, mines a 21 speed, and use both shifters, it runs just like a normal bike, infact, they pick up speed pretty fast, my scrap steel is inocent bike frames lol, both breaks is a need, mine really needs them, if it was front the forks would proberly break, , i'm making a trailer for it to with breaks on it to
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