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12-05-12, 07:11 PM
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Posted By xoalaska

The frame is probably ok, the wheels not.

The frame is probably ok, the wheels not.
05-12-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By xoalaska

It's rideable buit iirc you might have to portage...

It's rideable buit iirc you might have to portage at one point, a bit of loose dirt at some point but no big deal. Nice cow path, oaks close in, shaded. Very nice.
04-30-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By xoalaska

Sorry, next time I'll read your post! I...

Sorry, next time I'll read your post!

I follow some of the mom-bike blogs and noticed it gets crowded in there fast. The general recommendation, perhaps you know this since you already "own" a...
04-30-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,622
Posted By xoalaska

I agree, but expected exaggeration from a site...

I agree, but expected exaggeration from a site entitled "gizmodo".

The surfer is probably someone affiliated with Rock the Bike - they are good at that.
04-30-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By xoalaska

I would consider customer service as well - my...

I would consider customer service as well - my experience with Joe isn't great, don't know about Lane.
04-30-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,972
Posted By xoalaska

It's kind of amazing because this is really just...

It's kind of amazing because this is really just representative of what we all know but is huge because it's on tape.

Hopefully this has some positive effect in driver behavior, but this guy was...
04-29-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By xoalaska

Fillmore. Done it many times.

Fillmore. Done it many times.
04-27-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
Posted By xoalaska

I like your plan. Though it can be done hauling...

I like your plan. Though it can be done hauling a bike on my xtra isn't ideal.

Now if you had a Brompton...
04-27-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By xoalaska

I use two compression straps. Same effect,...

I use two compression straps. Same effect, though I'd get the collars if I had kids.
04-27-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,972
Posted By xoalaska

The stops signs on The Uplands...yeah it didn't...

The stops signs on The Uplands...yeah it didn't look good, but it is a well-traveled bike route so a lot of local drivers give them the nod because despite what the video looks like it is pretty...
04-27-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,972
Posted By xoalaska

He is a guy who bombed a descent in SF, didn't...

He is a guy who bombed a descent in SF, didn't bother pulling the brakes hard, if at all, before he hit an elderly pedestrian and killed him. Busschere then allegedly posted about the incident...
04-27-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,622
Posted By xoalaska

The author is in my neighborhood, seems like a...

The author is in my neighborhood, seems like a good enough guy.

But he's talking about SF and specifically SF surf culture, both of which make the long tail sensible.

Those other cargo...
04-27-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,972
Posted By xoalaska

The sfgate essfest is all about the public's...

The sfgate essfest is all about the public's reaction to the Chris Busschere incident I'm sure. Doesn't make the haters any more justified. They just need to focus their anger where it matters.
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04-26-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,972
Posted By xoalaska

Sigh. I've already talked to OPD this week. ...

Sigh. I've already talked to OPD this week.

They know me there, might as well.
04-26-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,972
Posted By xoalaska

Alright then...turns out this is on the exact...

Alright then...turns out this is on the exact border of Oakland/Berkeley. Who is going to call the cops with this info?
04-26-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,972
Posted By xoalaska

It's just an impossible intersection: lots of...

It's just an impossible intersection: lots of drivers aren't expecting a rider in the middle of the road going up that hill. Compounding things is a low winter sun can be in a driver's eyes, not...
04-26-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,972
Posted By xoalaska

I've ridden this maybe 700 times over the...

I've ridden this maybe 700 times over the decades, but told my wife two years ago no more. It was only a matter of time before this happened and, frankly, I'm sure has happened more than a few...
12-13-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By xoalaska

The bags balloon out when empty and the deck is...

The bags balloon out when empty and the deck is heavy, good call.

If you can get it into a rando position that's half the battle.
12-13-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,169
Posted By xoalaska

Typically the bodge take an unused old mtb frame...

Typically the bodge take an unused old mtb frame and makes it useful.

Mundos are great, but they are heavier.
11-14-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By xoalaska

Big cheap Wald basket then.

Big cheap Wald basket then.
11-11-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By xoalaska

The BAW is in another category from Burleys. ...

The BAW is in another category from Burleys. Real, working, heavy duty trailers meant to last for years hauling lots of weight.
11-11-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By xoalaska

It's a trike; the weight is already balanced.

It's a trike; the weight is already balanced.
11-06-11, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,636
Posted By xoalaska

Redundant locking. U lock around pole and top...

Redundant locking. U lock around pole and top tube, 12 ft. cable with second locking mechanism.

Why not - you can carry it easily.
10-29-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By xoalaska

You misunderstand: the liquid sloshes around...

You misunderstand: the liquid sloshes around within a well-secured container, even if mounted low.

If I buy a couple of cases of wine or beer or whatever, a slight bar correction will set off a...
10-29-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By xoalaska

I've found even on a long tail that much liquid...

I've found even on a long tail that much liquid sloshing around is an issue.

Maybe use a trailer to isolate this effect.
10-28-11, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By xoalaska

It's not an Xtracycle standard but they were...

It's not an Xtracycle standard but they were protoing a heavy duty one earlier this year. Contact them for info.

Could have been a proto for the BD. Once you get to that length it doesn't...
10-28-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By xoalaska

All, it's XTRAcycle, not extracycle. Please. ...

All, it's XTRAcycle, not extracycle. Please.

OP, I have an Xtra, it's great. If your normal bike doesn't have vbrakes, then that might be a cheaper solution if they mount.

Depending on how...
10-27-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By xoalaska

I've shipped an Xtra a couple of times in two...

I've shipped an Xtra a couple of times in two boxes, very easy to put together, no special tools required.

This should answer your rugged question: http://www.ridingthespine.com/videos.html
10-23-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By xoalaska

This one isn't too ghetto and is five bucks! ...

This one isn't too ghetto and is five bucks! http://publicbikes.com/p/PUBLIC-Plastic-Folding-Crate
09-21-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By xoalaska

The watchamacollars help, but I use two...

The watchamacollars help, but I use two compression straps for inboard tension. The new superhooks should help as well.
08-12-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,341
Posted By xoalaska

Listen to Todd. This is not intended to be...

Listen to Todd.

This is not intended to be mean but you are not in nearly as good a shape as you think you are. Ride more, sit on the bit properly, do it day in day out.

A year from now all...
08-07-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,988
Posted By xoalaska

This is absolutely true. If you have only one...

This is absolutely true. If you have only one bike this is a real consideration.

If you have multiple ones for how you choose to apply them, then it's a luxury to have a dedicated LT.

These...
08-06-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,988
Posted By xoalaska

okay...

okay...
08-06-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,988
Posted By xoalaska

The biggest deal for me longtail vs. trailer is...

The biggest deal for me longtail vs. trailer is you always have cargo carrying ability wherever you go with the LT. A trailer hauled empty all the time is a (literal) drag.

Plus I can do single...
04-10-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

Exactly. Who are most people? Most people I...

Exactly. Who are most people? Most people I know are nothing like Jan Heine, even though some run randonnees.

Most people don't subscribe to BQ either.

Most people who cart their kids to...
04-10-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

Weird--I finally got it to show everything but...

Weird--I finally got it to show everything but the Big Dummy review, so I went right to the Google Group and read, I think, every entry. It too is jumbled.

I've ridden two Big Dummies, one owned...
04-08-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

Thanks for the response. Tried to get on the...

Thanks for the response. Tried to get on the iBob list but it's crashing, just like the old days.

As predicted he likes the front loader. I forgot he uses trailers--of course he would rate them...
04-08-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

Jan's bias is for carrying things in the front,...

Jan's bias is for carrying things in the front, period. He has made a reputation for low trail randonneuses and I'll bet anything this bias has coloured his view of the Big Dummy and longtails in...
04-08-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

Oh no, not Jan Heine again. What was the...

Oh no, not Jan Heine again.

What was the gist--what were the alternatives?
04-08-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

Either you're resorting to childish taunts or...

Either you're resorting to childish taunts or actually trying to challenge me to a fist fight.

Wait, those are the same things.

Tell you what, lay out all the crap that you need to carry,...
04-08-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

You keep saying you have better things to do but...

You keep saying you have better things to do but here you are. I see you have over 1000 posts. I guess you have to get over to the other threads.

You don't need a thesis, just one picture...
04-08-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

"Insignificant twerp." There you go being all...

"Insignificant twerp." There you go being all Lord of the Internet again. Got under someone's strong, intelligent skin, did I?

Scale and clearances? There are no clearances! The scale is that...
04-08-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

Chucky, In another thread you boasted about...

Chucky,

In another thread you boasted about being stronger and smarter than another poster. That's amazing you can tell you're stronger from the internet. Smarter you've proven you aren't.

It...
04-07-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

I imagine a photo of you carrying something...

I imagine a photo of you carrying something imaginary on an imaginary bicycle.
04-07-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

What are you talking about? Srsly, don't answer...

What are you talking about? Srsly, don't answer that.
04-07-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

@Chucky--look at this page: ...

@Chucky--look at this page: http://www.sfbike.org/main/

I count at least 3 Xtracycles set up to carry kids. Tell me you know better than these parents.
04-07-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

To clarify, the original post was authored by...

To clarify, the original post was authored by Josh. It was his opinion longtails don't measure up. Henry is Henry. He's a transplanted New Yorker who has designed bikes to function well in his...
04-06-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By xoalaska

Josh's post on Henry's blog caused a major...

Josh's post on Henry's blog caused a major s*storm, mostly because he negated the value aspect of longtails.

His shop, My Dutch Bike, is very cool and is located on Market St. in San Francisco. ...
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