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Old 04-10-08, 08:48 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 04-10-08, 08:54 AM   #2
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Plus Uber-long. Could be too unwieldy.
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Old 04-10-08, 09:00 AM   #3
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Just how much weight do expect a Mom to pedal?

Give the lady a break already!
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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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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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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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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?

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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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