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Old 07-24-08, 10:05 PM   #1
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Tandem Xtracycle??

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Looks awesome. We got a tandem. I thought about the same thing... but then wondered about the design spec for the xtracycle and if it was designed for additional stress/weight of a tandem adaptation. Guess this is not a concern...
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Old 07-25-08, 08:28 AM   #5
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That's awesome, but it needs this sticker
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really sweet, but you need to cross-post in utility and in tandems.
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strapping longboards onto the back of a tandem is way cooler than strapping a mountain bike onto the back of an suv.
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More pics, please. I'd like to see the rear view with the three (?) longboards.
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Cool. I think we found our new grocery getter.
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That is truly incredible. BAH, your commitment to the xtra lifestyle has been risen to an artform.
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Looks awesome. We got a tandem. I thought about the same thing... but then wondered about the design spec for the xtracycle and if it was designed for additional stress/weight of a tandem adaptation. Guess this is not a concern...
I think we will be ok until Sara gets close to 200 lbs We won't haul anything major on this bike- longboards,picnic stuff etc.


TheKnack- definitely haha it takes a little planning when we pull up and stop. Otherwise it's a 90 point turn to get back on the road

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I'll have more pics soon, but here is the backend



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Old 07-25-08, 11:40 AM   #12
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That is truly incredible. BAH, your commitment to the xtra lifestyle has been risen to an artform.
The bike really is incredible- we had so much fun on the night ride last night, it's going to be hard to get my sweet sweet wife back on a regular bike.

The story so far.

I picked up the bike from a local bike shop last night(special ordered it- there wasn't any in oregon or washington) and rode it home by myself as it was a surprise for her(3 year anniversary present) Parked it in the driveway and brought her outside. She very much liked her present, but I had to put the xtracycle on it, so we had to wait while I got it together. Finished up just about dark, so we put 3 dual tubes of down low glow on it and hit the town.

It was quite a sight for sure - we caused an accident right off the bat which was kind of a bummer, but we quickly got over it. (Both cars passed at about 6 miles an hour to see what we were, both craning to look in their rear view mirrors and the front car slowed down a little more and got bumped- minor fender bender but still a bummer)
That was pretty much the reaction all night, except no more accidents. Every time we stopped we got bombarded with questions and everybody wanted to try it- it was our anniversary present night though so we didn't stop around people for the rest of the night

I will say this - if you are a single dude and get one of these - you can pick up all the ladies you could hope for. Girls especially loved it- my sweet sweet wife made the comment- "you are never riding this into town by yourself" haha

Riding.

The good.

comfortable - especially for the rear rider. I am going to tweak the cockpit a bit more for ultimate comfort, but its pretty good right from the start.

head turner
bike cheer spreader
romantic way to hang out with significant other

The bad(not so bad)

Once I put the xtracycle kit on, it was heavy steering for sure. I quickly got used to it and it was no problem, but I won't ever be no handing it
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If a third person were to ride on the snapdeck/longboard, would the world end?
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