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Old 03-18-12, 02:39 PM   #1
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Desperately Seeking Globe Live 3 or Live 2 in XL for My Dog

Unfortunately Specialized acquired the Globe line, then promptly discontinued this terrific dog bike.
My dog and I really, really enjoyed mine, but I gave it to my father when he got a new dog.
None of the Specialized dealerships in my region can locate a leftover, and I haven't been having any luck finding them on Ebay or Craigslist. Anyone aware of any leftovers, or any used XLs for sale?
Barring that, any ideas about custom frame builders who produce a porteur rack model?


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For 2012 they show the Live 2 and 3 models. Check out the specialized site and see if you can purchase directly from them.
I just purchased the Live 1 2011 model, nice bike.
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Found one here http://mikesbikes.com/product/11glob...-3-77554-1.htm
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DARN! Thanks Dynocaster. It's a Large and a lumbering lummox like me needs an XL. Heck, I look like Bill Walton in a Shriner's Parade even on an XL. Would you believe the dog on my back is a standard poodle? (Haha--just kidding.)



Any Extra Larges out there? I'd almost rather have a Live 2, but I'll be delighted with either in an XL.
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For 2012 they show the Live 2 and 3 models. Check out the specialized site and see if you can purchase directly from them.
I just purchased the Live 1 2011 model, nice bike.
WTH. They changed their minds again? For the last two months, it wasn't listed, but maybe they're bringing it back?!
Be a smart move on their part, seeing as how there are approximately ...zero leftovers, and none of the current owners are selling them on CL or Ebay.
Calling my Specialized dealership right now. (Maybe they'll also bring back the old Avatar seat--that seat ruled too!
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You could also get this and make a dog bike from one of your other bikes.
http://www.paulcomp.com/flatbed.html
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Thanks Dynocoaster!
That is pretty slick. Sadly none of my bikes have the eyelets at the fork dropouts.
Happily though, my Specialized LBS found a '11 Live2 (which has a chain and normal rim brakes, instead of the Gates belt drive and hydraulic disk brakes.) Still, it'll do, and maybe I can upgrade to a Rohloff hub and some other kind of crankset.
Peace & safe commuting!

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Shimano has an 11 Speed http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=2713
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2 speed crank http://www.cyclemonkey.com/schlumpf-innovations.shtml
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Thanks again Dyno.
I'm thinking of trying a Rohloff, as my Alfine 8-speed has a chipped internal tooth or something. I've been careful to keep it adjusted correctly, but whenever I'm torquing in 5 gear, I get a little pop-n-skip. I don't know if I completely trust Alfine's now, and want to give Rohloff a whirl. Perhaps it wasn't intended to be ridden with cleats and clipless pedals?
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Let me know if you plan to sell your 8 Speed setup. I want to put gears on my Live 1 at some point.
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I just posted some pics of Pepper in his new crate for my Globe Live 03 mixte! I'm glad you found a Live 2 to fit you. These are some fun, gorgeous bikes. I hope you post a pic of you and your little ones enjoying the new bike!
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I'm checking in to see if your dad opted for the new bike versus the Live 03. Pics of the new bike if that's the one you and Angel will be riding!
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I'm checking in to see if your dad opted for the new bike versus the Live 03. Pics of the new bike if that's the one you and Angel will be riding!
Ack! Sorry for the colossal delay, Pup. My Pa opted for the Live 2, so I got my Live 3 back.



I changed the front chainring (errr, beltring) to a 50T, so I don't spin out in top gear as much. And I figured as long as I had to buy a new belt and ring, I might as well get one that would fit the narrower Dura Ace crankset I had lying around in the garage. It's a lot easier on the knees, than the wider OEM cranks. About the only downside is that the belt guard had to go, but fortunately the belt and older Gates beltring don't grab at my work slacks.





I've tried 3 different handlebars, and currently have Velo Orange Porteur bars on it, (which is what the bike should have come with OEM, IMO.) Seriously loving this bike and I hope you are too!

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