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Old 09-27-06, 01:49 PM   #1
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This May Be My Next Touring Bike

From the Living Car Free group.

Throw some trekking bars on this sucker and I'm in love.

The new Surly! Warning surprise spoiler.

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Old 09-27-06, 02:49 PM   #2
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Old 09-27-06, 04:40 PM   #3
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The Free radical's problem was excessive flex but this is non-issue with the extended frame being made of chromoly. I wonder if this is the end of a very good product, Xtracycle!
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Old 09-27-06, 04:55 PM   #4
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Any heel-strike problems with that bad boy?
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Old 09-27-06, 10:47 PM   #5
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Old 09-28-06, 04:01 PM   #7
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The Free radical's problem was excessive flex but this is non-issue with the extended frame being made of chromoly. I wonder if this is the end of a very good product, Xtracycle!
Well, Surly and Xtracycle are working together on this. Also not everyone wants a bike that can just be a SUB. The free radical you can put on for when you need it and then take it off and have your bike back to normal.

With this, you get a bike that is designed to be that long, so it should be stronger and possibly lighter.
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Old 09-28-06, 09:37 PM   #8
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Wow, that thing looks sweet! I want more info!
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That bike pisses me off, I was always sure that at 50cm the chainstays on my touring bike were longer than anyone else. Now I got to build another one!
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Any heel-strike problems with that bad boy?
Yeah, if you just descended off the Hymalayas with your 96 oversized yeti feet.
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Oh Oh! 56 cm stays:

http://www.sandsmachine.com/a_arv_r1.htm

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