Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

A re purposed vintage (for a mtb)

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

A re purposed vintage (for a mtb)

Old 06-27-11, 11:22 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: san leandro
Posts: 1,344

Bikes: enough bikes to qualify for Hoarders......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A re purposed vintage (for a mtb)

Now an xtracycle. I picked u the xtracycle kit dirt cheap recently and had been dying to try one, and low and behold a Gary Fisher Tassajara in my size pops up in perfect shape right done to a set of still pliable Tioga Psycho tires (swapped for some Continental cop tires)

toytech is offline  
Old 06-27-11, 11:22 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: san leandro
Posts: 1,344

Bikes: enough bikes to qualify for Hoarders......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The ride is pretty amazing kind of a bike limo!
toytech is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 08:50 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
custermustache's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 790

Bikes: 1968 Falcon San Remo 1973 Raleigh International, 1974 Schwinn Suburban, 1987 Schwinn High Sierra, 1992 Univega Ultraleggera, 2007 Dahon Vitesse DH7G

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What kind of brake are you using on the rear? I'm interested in these, but would like to see how the brakes work.
custermustache is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 08:53 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
mparker326's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 1,977

Bikes: Schwinn Paramount P15, Fisher Montare, Proteus, Rivendell Quickbeam

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Sweet. I was thinking about xtracycleing my vintage MTB this morning.

Has the price come down on the kits? They were pretty pricey a few years back.
mparker326 is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 09:02 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: san leandro
Posts: 1,344

Bikes: enough bikes to qualify for Hoarders......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am using all the stock components on the bike including the canti's. I have not priced out a new kit lately but I know they are expensive. Mine was super cheap bundled with a Bob Yak trailer and some vintage wheels.
toytech is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 09:09 AM
  #6  
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,583

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 513 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7395 Post(s)
Liked 2,561 Times in 1,490 Posts
Where can one get an xtracycle kit cheap?

Your bike turned out great!
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 09:14 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 821 Post(s)
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Yes, that is an excellent conversion.

I am also interested in an inexpensive conversion kit.

Vintage MTBs are plentiful around here and very low cost.

We do all of our grocery shopping and neighborhood excursions on our (touring) bikes and something like the op's would be a dream come true with a Bob Yak trailer.
gomango is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 09:35 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: san leandro
Posts: 1,344

Bikes: enough bikes to qualify for Hoarders......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider
Where can one get an xtracycle kit cheap?

Your bike turned out great!
craiglist if you are fast and lucky
toytech is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 09:37 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: san leandro
Posts: 1,344

Bikes: enough bikes to qualify for Hoarders......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We do all of our grocery shopping and neighborhood excursions on our (touring) bikes and something like the op's would be a dream come true with a Bob Yak trailer.[/QUOTE]

I don't think it would play nice with the Yak, the frame of the extracycle might interfere since it wraps around the rear wheel. I will have to try. It would be like a bike semi!
toytech is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 09:46 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
custermustache's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 790

Bikes: 1968 Falcon San Remo 1973 Raleigh International, 1974 Schwinn Suburban, 1987 Schwinn High Sierra, 1992 Univega Ultraleggera, 2007 Dahon Vitesse DH7G

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
So how are the brakes attached to the rear; are there studs on the kit?
custermustache is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 10:01 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: san leandro
Posts: 1,344

Bikes: enough bikes to qualify for Hoarders......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
There are cant studs on the xtracycle frame. you just extend your cables/housings/chain
toytech is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 10:12 AM
  #12  
missing in action
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Liked 49 Times in 29 Posts
There's a DIY Xtracycle thread in the Utility Cycling subforum, and some folks have built them using the swingarm from cheap full-suspension MTBs. That's probably the cheapest route, but it requires some fabrication skills and experimentation...

Great looking bike toytech!
Chris_in_Miami is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 10:33 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 821 Post(s)
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by toytech
We do all of our grocery shopping and neighborhood excursions on our (touring) bikes and something like the op's would be a dream come true with a Bob Yak trailer.
I don't think it would play nice with the Yak, the frame of the extracycle might interfere since it wraps around the rear wheel. I will have to try. It would be like a bike semi! [/QUOTE]

Well then, I'll just have the youngest son sit on the bucking board and hold the bags on the way home.
gomango is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 11:03 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: san leandro
Posts: 1,344

Bikes: enough bikes to qualify for Hoarders......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Yak does not fit for sure.
Here are a couple nekkid pictures of the xtracycle

toytech is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 11:42 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
tugrul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Posts: 2,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 8 Posts
Wow, I imagined it would have come with it's own cable hanger.
tugrul is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 11:49 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: san leandro
Posts: 1,344

Bikes: enough bikes to qualify for Hoarders......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nope, but this is a pretty early one, from when they were selling them out of the back of their Volvo station wagon
It works just fine as is really, the rear brake works excellent, and the shifting indexes fine. I did not even have to buy a chain as there was a nice barely used long chain in one of the bags. I used a piece of shift cable housing I had laying around that was the right length using the cable stop on the bike frame it routed well to the derailleur. The cables were then replaced on both the rear brake and rear derailleur. About an hour or so of wrenching to get it together and tweaked including the tires.
toytech is offline  
Old 06-28-11, 01:40 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,473
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 363 Post(s)
Liked 29 Times in 23 Posts
That's Awesome! I've wanted to try one, but don't really ever have the money since it's not really needed. Yours looks great. And thanks for the pictures of it without bags and board.
Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
There's a DIY Xtracycle thread in the Utility Cycling subforum, and some folks have built them using the swingarm from cheap full-suspension MTBs.
Damn it! I just threw out a cheap full suspension MTB frame. Now I can't throw Anything out! I thought for sure that was something that was safe to get rid of...
3speed is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
andyfloyd
Classic & Vintage
8
08-28-18 01:07 PM
Flyboy718
Classic & Vintage
1
01-23-16 12:32 PM
scale
Classic & Vintage
0
05-26-15 04:22 AM
gregaz
Classic & Vintage
14
09-23-14 05:25 PM
marley mission
Classic & Vintage
8
11-07-11 05:07 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.