My sirrus has a nasty crack in the headtube (see photo) which apparently means I need a new frame.
However i want to go longtail for utility and child-hauling, so I've looked at various options (BD, Yuba, radish) and have decided to go with a cheap entry-level solution: I picked up what around here (japan) is called a mama-chari - like a dutch shopping bike i guess (see attached) and I want to convert it to a longtail with an xtracycle. (I am using the dogbike as my inspiration here - It is spring. Time for a new Dogbike.).
I also need to add gears because its a singlespeed at the moment. I am thinking I could take the gear setup from my soon-to-be-defunct sirrus and add it to the new bike. Any problems likely?
Also, the bike is a tad small for me, a longer seatpost should help, but is there anything I can do to extend the handlebars forward a little?I am not sure if i will need to but I'd like to know my options.
oh, and I know very little indeed about bicycles (yet!!) so suggestions are welcome!