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    Snapdeck!


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    Awesome man!....that looks too nice to sit on!...
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    Very nice you need to redo the footsies to match though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Jim View Post
    Very nice you need to redo the footsies to match though.
    Well I might redo the footsies with a non-slip finish to avoid accidents.
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    I may undercoat the footsies, not sure yet.

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    Very nice. I never cared for the "skateboard" look of the stock snap deck, and have been considering black to match my red and black Hardrock. What did you use for a finish?

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    Glasurit brand, 8491/491 Rocky Mountains Brown Dark met, Mercedes-Benz Maybach paint.

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    wow that looks very sharp!

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    pardon my wienerliness but your freeloader lashing in the rear isn't right: should have that webbing looping around the steel frame to secure the v-racks and tension the fabric very tightly to minimize cargo sway: see the manual. also the snapdeck should have the snappamajigs (sp? but that's what they're called!) on the bare aluminum parts, a couple inches forward, instead of biting into the fabric parts. this allows you to slide the deck fore/aft slightly to tension the v-racks, and encourages you to load bigger items on the deck as far forward as feasible for best handling. the tip of the snapdeck nose should roughly touch the plane in which the forward straight parts of the v-racks reside.

    you should mount a mercedes hood ornament at the front of the deck, no?

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    Oh cool, you're right. I have everything in pieces now so when it goes back together I'll get it right.

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    Your snap deck is pimp...but for mega bling and to make your passenger smile with total comfort what about there bad boys?
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    Great Look! Love the glossy finish. Almost looks like lexan or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfahrner View Post
    pardon my wienerliness but your freeloader lashing in the rear isn't right: should have that webbing looping around the steel frame to secure the v-racks and tension the fabric very tightly to minimize cargo sway: see the manual.
    Manual? Never got one with my bags/racks.

    Anyone know of it being available online? Am I showing my stupidity just asking for a manual for something as seemingly straighforward as a Freeloader bag/rack?

    And Monkey...your snapdeck is sick. Like the kids say. As in, it rocks. It's dope. All that.

    Word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwnptrl_777 View Post
    Manual? Never got one with my bags/racks.

    Anyone know of it being available online? Am I showing my stupidity just asking for a manual for something as seemingly straighforward as a Freeloader bag/rack?

    And Monkey...your snapdeck is sick. Like the kids say. As in, it rocks. It's dope. All that.

    Word.
    Fo' Shizzle.... Here is the Xtra-manual.
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    Thank ya, Vik.
    ......_ .
    O/---\/O

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    I didn't get a manual with my kit either. Thanks Vik!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vik View Post
    Well I might redo the footsies with a non-slip finish to avoid accidents.
    Redo the footsies like the Snapdeck and put on that stick-on, non-slip stuff in strips. We use it all the time in the PNW for wood porch stairs so people don't slip in the rain. It's got a gritty surface on it - I hope you know what I mean.
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    Forgive my newbishness, but is a snapdeck meant to be an extra seat for a second passenger?

    That being said, very nice black glossy. I like it!
    ~*~ Lee ~*~

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    That's one use for it.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    i wish the extracycle bags came in the same color as the big dummy.....or mabe even a leather brown color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booch View Post
    i wish the extracycle bags came in the same color as the big dummy.....or mabe even a leather brown color.
    There is a thread on the Xtracycle Forum about mods people would like to see. I requested some olive drag free loaders for the ultimate MASH meets Big Dummy setup. No idea whether Xtracycle will make anything other than the basic black freeloaders, but if you want to see different colours let them know. Most businesses will make changes like that if they get enough customer feedback.

    What we really need is a company to do some after market freeloaders that are waterproof and covered...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vik View Post
    What we really need is a company to do some after market freeloaders that are waterproof and covered...
    YES and YES! I'd pay some stoopid amounts of cash for a custom set of bullet-proof Freeloaders. Cereal.
    ......_ .
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwnptrl_777 View Post
    YES and YES! I'd pay some stoopid amounts of cash for a custom set of bullet-proof Freeloaders. Cereal.
    Unfortunately it is way too small a market niche to get them interested, but my ultimate freeloader fantasy would involve Ortlieb making some after market bags!...
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    Yup. Totally agree.

    And what's the price of custom, waterproof, totally overbuilt bags?

    Name it.
    ......_ .
    O/---\/O

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    Redo the footsies like the Snapdeck and put on that stick-on, non-slip stuff in strips. We use it all the time in the PNW for wood porch stairs so people don't slip in the rain. It's got a gritty surface on it - I hope you know what I mean.
    Dunno if it would work in this instance, but years ago when I worked for a swim club that had a team we repainted the starting blocks and sprinkled some sand into the paint before it dried. Gave great traction (for wet, bare feet) and blended with the paint so it wasn't visible.
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