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Old 06-15-09, 10:45 AM   #1
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How many X's

Hello All,
I was wondering how may folks on BF have/ride/own Xtracycles?
I know that I am not the only one.
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Old 06-15-09, 11:08 AM   #2
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I had an X, now I have a Big Dummy.
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Old 06-15-09, 11:18 AM   #3
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Shiny,I intend to upgrade to a Dummy someday.
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Old 06-16-09, 09:19 AM   #4
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Big Dummy for me
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Old 06-17-09, 08:52 PM   #9
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Two Xtracycles and a new Big Dummy (as of yesterday). It was sort of serendipitous how I ended up with two Xtracycles....
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A Big Dummy as of two weeks ago!

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Dummy for me!
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Old 06-18-09, 03:32 PM   #13
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X here in Germany, plus I've see a couple around town
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Old 06-30-09, 02:40 PM   #15
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Electric X here....
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Electric X here....
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Old 06-30-09, 03:33 PM   #17
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A guy I ride with occasionally mentioned that he had one of the electric kits and had used it on his mountain bike for a while, he commuted just over 30 miles round trip and said the range was pretty much limited to 25 miles. Since it has a bit of drag if the battery dies, he didn't like it and gave me a great deal on it... So basically I got the whole kit (electric brushless hub, controller, wiring, batteries and charger) for $130.00. I figured at that price I couldn't really go wrong... i could resell it at that price fairly easily... it is really nice for hauling things up the giant hill I live on top of... if I lived in a flat area it would not be as cool. It is handy for carrying rally heavy loads where the X would really flex when I had to stand up and pedal... I have the hub in a spare rim, so I can swap back to regular X mode pretty quick if I am going to go on the train or something....

On a far less utilitarian note it is really fun to screw with people though, pedal up next to them, then speed away without peddling.... or ride up the short steep hill next to my house and pass lycra clad roadies wearing jeans and a Hawaiian shirt.
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E assist rocks,along with disc brakes.
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how many x's

yep, in Melbourne Australia. Add on xtracycle, not a big dummy. ride it every day to work/shops/girlfriend's house etc.
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Old 08-02-09, 08:11 AM   #21
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I got a dummy and my girlfriend just took over my other dummy frame when we went touring this summer on them. Love them.
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Xtra for me, but one day I'll pony up the cash and convert it to a Dummy.
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Old 08-08-09, 07:34 AM   #24
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I have an xtra that I use for touring, groceries, camping, etc. I'm building another right now with e assist for commuting (21 miles each way).
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