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    And this article on fat-bike is...

    And this article on fat-bike is interesting...http://fat-bike.com/2013/04/is-the-walmart-fatbike-really-that-bad/
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    I've seen a neighbor with one of these and he had...

    I've seen a neighbor with one of these and he had the rim re-spoked with a Mercedes electric motor hub.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Mongoose-Beast-Men-s-Oversized-All-Terrain-Bike/22861845
  3. Planet Bike fenders are usually 40mm wide. I'm...

    Planet Bike fenders are usually 40mm wide. I'm running some schwalbe 700:35 under them. I built up some Salsa rims for them. I would agree that 26er rims would likely have more mtb style rims. I...
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    A Bullitt would be 1/2 the weight. Also, a CETMA...

    A Bullitt would be 1/2 the weight. Also, a CETMA long john might be a lot cheaper to ship.
    http://www.larryvsharry.com/english/BULLITT-technical-details.html...
  5. Last two years at this time, i was peeling off...

    Last two years at this time, i was peeling off wet layers when I got to work seems like every day.
    I'm getting spoiled by cold and dry.
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    The suggestion of fat tires came up in this...

    The suggestion of fat tires came up in this thread I started on bicycles.stackexchange, too.

    Sounds like it would be advisable to have wide, 26" tires for both bike or trailer, and an electric...
  7. Those are some pretty good looking trailers...and...

    Those are some pretty good looking trailers...and dog carts...and shelters.
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    http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/11/10/details-of-m...

    http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/11/10/details-of-male-pneumatic-bike-hitch/

    http://bitratchet.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/0-20111110-1639-hitch1.jpg?w=640&h=480
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    Matchpoints, Sure, I'll try to get some pics...

    Matchpoints,
    Sure, I'll try to get some pics posted soon. In general, I take a 4" segment of copper pipe that will fit a female threaded male pneumatic connector. I wrap the ends of pipe with a bit...
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    +1 It's simple to get two hose clamps, a short...

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    It's simple to get two hose clamps, a short length of pipe plus a male pneumatic quick release coupling to create a new hitch right on the chainstay, I prolly spent more money getting a piece of...
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    Typical out-of-the-way chores run might extend a...

    Typical out-of-the-way chores run might extend a typical 6.5 mi ride to 10-12 miles. I've hauled some furniture about 7 miles. I live near downtown, so most of my shopping rides are much shorter. I...
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    Looks like a good deal to me. Consider that...

    Looks like a good deal to me. Consider that Nashbar sells a 35lb rated single wheel at this price, and a BOB singlewheel is over twice the price. Used child trailers are at or above this price on...
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    [QUOTE=bud16415;13414759]Here is the front rack I...

    [QUOTE=bud16415;13414759]Here is the front rack I built. It could easily hold a milk crate. I have about $15 in hardware store aluminum and bolts, nuts in it. Mine holds two front panniers and a...
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    Chin up, young man, you keep riding and your...

    Chin up, young man, you keep riding and your children will be gasping to catch up with you. I met a 75 year young man that started biking when he was 70 down the west coast from Bellingham to the...
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    Gareth, That's really impressive. I have...

    Gareth,
    That's really impressive. I have forwarded the link to this thread to my farmer. I would never have considered that an option, how very intriguing!
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    Nighshade, Those pedal powered machines are...

    Nighshade,
    Those pedal powered machines are neat, thanks for sharing those. The Pedal People link is also quite inspiring. I will definitely share these with my farmer. I had not seriously...
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    Bikes for Hauling Cargo on Farms?

    I got into a conversation with the farmer that I have a subscription with about putting bikes or trikes to use on his farm. I know that any mountain bike might do well, but the few times I've ridden...
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    Consider Letterboxing as well, which is like...

    Consider Letterboxing as well, which is like Geocaching, but lower tech. The form of letterboxing I know of is where you take a hand-carved stamp and mark the cached notebook with your stamp, no GPS...
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    I have three, 8, 5 , and 1. We sold our second...

    I have three, 8, 5 , and 1. We sold our second car last year. I just upgraded my 8yo from his 20 to a 24. When we go on rides, I often have him lead the way, so as I can keep an eye on just where he...
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    I hang my burlee bee and I also hang my Yakima...

    I hang my burlee bee and I also hang my Yakima hitch rack from bike hooks. I also have a Kidarooz jogger-trailer, that on gets used almost daily, it doesn't get hung, its harder to fold, also.
  21. Most heavy loads on my Xtra are with kids on the...

    Most heavy loads on my Xtra are with kids on the back. It's usually me that gets hurt when taking a turn too fast and the boys kinda actually launch off. But if I were smarter, I woulda invested in a...
  22. http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/06/10/finally-a-pn...

    http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/06/10/finally-a-pneumatic-bike-trailer-hitch/


    I replaced my hitch with a pneumatic coupling.
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    Sticky: Simrat, Your bike coops in Eugene are a distinct...

    Simrat, Your bike coops in Eugene are a distinct possibility, and Craigslist is often helpful, too. Very likely you'll be able to get some advice from a bike club meeting. I know at my bike coop...
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    I love my Xtracycle. I appreciate being able to...

    I love my Xtracycle. I appreciate being able to haul two kids plus groceries. When luck has it, I don't have to use my van for a few weeks at a time (living close to downtown helps). I also pack food...
  25. Consider replacing the trailer hitch with a...

    Consider replacing the trailer hitch with a pneumatic quick release.
    http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/06/10/finally-a-pneumatic-bike-trailer-hitch/
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