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Old 01-10-12, 12:26 AM   #651
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What kick stand is that?

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My recently completed Ahearne Cycle Truck.
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Old 01-10-12, 12:42 AM   #652
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These are beautiful, i love the designs. Who are you? Pro framebuilder? Website?

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here are 2 of mine.
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Old 01-12-12, 04:20 PM   #653
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I just finished converting my hybrid flat bar bike to a road utility bike. I know the stem is very upright , but this bike is from comfort and not really speed.this only has about 1400 miles on it in 13 months.
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Old 01-14-12, 12:42 AM   #654
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Old 01-15-12, 07:11 PM   #655
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Yesterday we had no snow and today everything was covered in the white stuff... used our community trike to make a run to the mall as riding was less treacherous and faster than walking.

We use it for a lot of short local trips and it often gets ridden 16-20 km on round trips as it does have a 6 speed drive and cruises along pretty nicely... swapped out the front fork and 24 inch wheel for a 26 inch set up which really improved the ride and higher speed handling.

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Old 01-16-12, 09:10 PM   #656
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Love the Italian postal bike. I want one!
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Old 01-22-12, 11:09 AM   #657
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Here is my new bike, still naked. Panniers and side steps (or whatever you call em) on the way. I feel so lucky to have this bike!
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Old 01-22-12, 01:00 PM   #658
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Old 01-22-12, 08:25 PM   #659
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This is the last iteration of my 2nd home built long tail.

I use to take my son to his Tae Kwon Do training session and my daughter comes along. There is a steep nasty hill and no way around, but we don't complain! Swaping the cranks and cassette gave me the real low gears I needed. We often stop for groceries at the organic food shop.

Wheels are 700c.




I've posted a very thorough ilustrated tutorial on the build:

http://pespracima.blogspot.com/2011/...sso-passo.html


This was my 2nd build. It would have been a lot more difficult without Bike Forums. This thread rocks:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...uilt-xtracycle...

I'd like to express my gratitude to everyone who contributed, and also to those who developed the xtracycle concept in the first place. A simple idea that makes a big difference.


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Old 01-23-12, 08:39 AM   #660
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Seen here with my new go-getter bag, a pannier off my stroller, and my sons lil milk crate conversion seat.
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Seen here with my new go-getter bag, a pannier off my stroller, and my sons lil milk crate conversion seat.
Love the Mundo!! I'm so envious, I cannot wait until I can get back on a DF, a Mundo is on my very short list of new rides (that or an Xtracycle add-on to my '84 mtb race frame...) Followed your blog, look forward to your stories as the year progresses!!!
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Love the Mundo!! I'm so envious, I cannot wait until I can get back on a DF, a Mundo is on my very short list of new rides (that or an Xtracycle add-on to my '84 mtb race frame...) Followed your blog, look forward to your stories as the year progresses!!!
Thank you!!
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Cargo Bike Heaven

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Old 01-29-12, 12:12 PM   #665
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Oh that is so wrong....
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Try this again.......... Here our "family" hauling bikes.....we can do a full food shopping with the baby with no problem!

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Here's my utility bike.




Thanks to Topeak rear rack, i can easily switch between panniers and basket whenever i want.
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My Long bike.
Surly 1x1
King hubs/Headset
Thompson Stem(s) and Post
XTR Brakes
Campy crankset with 50x20t gearing

My kids love it, and always get a kick out of jumping on the bike for a spin.







And in super-minivan mode, in front on my.... minivan
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^I like your long bike, very practical.
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My Long bike.
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Campy crankset with 50x20t gearing
A singlespeed longtail???!?!?

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Old 02-25-12, 11:32 PM   #672
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Just picked up a new Kona MinUte yesterday. Looking forward to doing much more by bike.

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Firstly so many beautiful bikes on this thread- makes me drool! All so practical and each one with a strong point that makes them perfect for a certain application. I really hope to add another bike to our family soon. Here's my bike with my most recent upgrades and additions. If you like the weather protector/sunshade there is a page on my blog for directions on how to make it.

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Jaye, that's a sweet ride. I didn't even know that Kona was making another Ute.
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Update: new, wider homemade rear rack.



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