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    Bakfiets + Xtracycle: Who's going to do it?



    Imagine that with an Xtracycle on the back... über utility! Maybe this is the ultimate answer to the "utility bikes = xtracycle / big dummy only?" thread from last week?

    Steve

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    Plus Uber-long. Could be too unwieldy.

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    Just how much weight do expect a Mom to pedal?

    Give the lady a break already!
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    Woah, that's a pretty short skirt for a bike.
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    IIRC Todd Farahr(sp) from Clever Cycles in Portland built one, promptly took it apart again too. Maybe he will chime in as to the whys or why nots of it. I suspect it would make the wheelbase way too long and unwieldy. BTW that is one of my favorite pictures...

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    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tightwad View Post
    Just how much weight do expect a Mom to pedal?

    Give the lady a break already!
    Yeah, that takes the "super-mom" thing a bit far

    Hey, how about a tandem bakfiets? That way both parents can pedal. Then you can put a FreeRadical on THAT and probably cause some sort of an implosion in the space-time continuum...

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    bilenkycycle

    when i get my bilenky i'm entertaining the thought of putting the xtra on it for Bike to Work Day


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    Quote Originally Posted by surfimp View Post


    Imagine that with an Xtracycle on the back... über utility! Maybe this is the ultimate answer to the "utility bikes = xtracycle / big dummy only?" thread from last week?

    Steve
    Damn! Makes me wish I were that Bicycle seat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2create View Post
    Woah, that's a pretty short skirt for a bike.
    And your problem with that is?........

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    I notice Worksman makes industrial trikes with two rear wheels and single front, similar to the normal Adult Tricycle. Then they make the Industrial Trikes with two front wheels and a single rear wheel. Then they take the front from one and the back from the other and make a 4-wheel version- similar principle.
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