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09-03-13, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By bigdummy27

I use the kleen kanteen insulated bottles. Had...

I use the kleen kanteen insulated bottles. Had them for 3 years now and still going strong. Fits nicely into a bottle cage and will keep your drinks cold or hot for hours, but you will have to pull...
09-03-13, 02:06 AM
09-03-13, 02:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,681
Posted By bigdummy27

I just got a xtracycle hooptie for my big dummy...

I just got a xtracycle hooptie for my big dummy and it really boosts my confidence level. I use it for my 6 year old and 2.5 y.o. daughters. Before the purchase, my 6 year old would hold onto the...
09-03-13, 01:54 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 242,576
Posted By bigdummy27

I have been on BF off and on when i was doing...

I have been on BF off and on when i was doing research on my current bikes but I have never been a frequent poster. I think that will change now that I'm car free. Just sold it last month and have...
09-02-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By bigdummy27

How do you store your cargo bike in a major city like NYC?

I live in NYC and have 2 cargo bikes, a cetma and a surly big dummy. I'm lucky enough to live next to a lot that i can store the bikes in, but I'm curious how others store their's in major cities...
09-01-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By bigdummy27

No, the motor is in the read wheel.

No, the motor is in the read wheel.
09-01-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By bigdummy27

I might have found the problem with the wobbly...

I might have found the problem with the wobbly front wheel. I was talking to the owner of Hudson Bikes in lower Manhattan and he tells me that he notices the same occurrence among the other box bikes...
09-01-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By bigdummy27

you can see what system I have by reading the...

you can see what system I have by reading the other post in this thread. As for the range of the system, I regularly ride with cargo so it is always lower than the rated range. During yesterday's...
08-31-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By bigdummy27

Powell, the kit is a Bionx PL350 36V with the...

Powell, the kit is a Bionx PL350 36V with the 10AH battery pack mounted on a rear rack mount. We biked yesterday from Manhattan to Queens, a 12.7 mile trip and I didn't notice the problem. The bike...
08-30-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By bigdummy27

Bionx on a cetma cargo

I just picked up my cetma cargo bike with a bionx rear hub motor. If anybody has any questions about the setup feel free to ask.

I also got a question for anyone who had a similar experience....
09-24-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

I think I will go for your choice two because it...

I think I will go for your choice two because it will give my daughter more interior space not too claustrophobic for her.
09-24-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

It turns out the bike shop that I used for the...

It turns out the bike shop that I used for the build even though they are very competent aren't very experience with cargo bikes and they couldn't get the fenders that came with Vik's bike to fit...
09-24-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Sure, that sounds like a good plan. I hope you...

Sure, that sounds like a good plan. I hope you didn't make the purchase yet, sorry, got kind of busy with work and couldn't follow up promptly with the post. Is the photo from the link the style that...
09-12-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

I'm in the city and definitely will be visiting...

I'm in the city and definitely will be visiting the various parks dotted around the city, but for camping grounds I will probably have to venture at least 1.5 hours away by bike. How far is your...
09-12-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

I checked out Blaq's site and wonder if there is...

I checked out Blaq's site and wonder if there is a similar company in NYC that I can go to for the canopy. Do you have an pics that you can link me to of some canopy's that they did or some designs...
09-11-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

I'm mostly going to be riding with my daughter...

I'm mostly going to be riding with my daughter most of the time so I decided with the fatter tires and went with the 2.35 Big Apples and also because that was one of the choices that was recommended...
09-11-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

It's a small world. Did you buy the black...

It's a small world. Did you buy the black frameset that they had in stock? I was looking into that too =). When you said rain fly are you talking about a rain canopy?
09-11-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Zoomzit, I just delivered the frame to my LBS and...

Zoomzit, I just delivered the frame to my LBS and will be picking it up next Wednesday. I put 203mm disc on the front and back and they fit fine, although you have to get tandem cables for the front...
09-04-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Thanks Rockfish, I'm going to check out Universal...

Thanks Rockfish, I'm going to check out Universal cycles for the other components that I will need since I'm going to have Peak order me a wheel and go over it.
09-04-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

I decided to have a local shop build me a rear...

I decided to have a local shop build me a rear wheel. Someone from another subforum recommended Peak Cycles and found out that it's a very chill shop so they are getting my business. I told them that...
09-02-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By bigdummy27

Sorry, if I offended anyone. What I should have...

Sorry, if I offended anyone. What I should have said was that I only know of Rivendell in this niche and haven't bumped into another company that specializes in this niche, that isn't to say that...
09-01-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By bigdummy27

Need some info on modern Cuevas

I strode into a local bike shop today to see if they could help me with my cargo bike build and was introduced to Fernando Cuevas. He is the grandson of the original Cuevas frame builders and he got...
08-31-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Thanks for the great advice. I can't wait for...

Thanks for the great advice. I can't wait for Vik's CETMA, well I just it is officially mine now, to get here. I'm just going to put a derailleur on there and also whatever parts I can find locally...
08-31-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

KDC, that's what I'm planning to do with getting...

KDC, that's what I'm planning to do with getting help from the LBS but I haven't been able to get friend with any of them yet since I'm very new to the bike scene. I'm pretty sure, but not 100% sure...
08-31-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Lucienrau, thanks for the tool tips. I'm waiting...

Lucienrau, thanks for the tool tips. I'm waiting for my new (new to me at least) white CETMA to arrive. It should get here by 9/6, so I'm busy trying to track down parts for it.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,548
Posted By bigdummy27

Thanks everybody for your practical advices. I...

Thanks everybody for your practical advices. I rode the commute 3 times already and I think I will be doing most of the commute on the tikit. I was advised to use Greenspeed Scorcher TR tire and I...
08-27-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Coldbike, I just found out from Vik (great guy,...

Coldbike, I just found out from Vik (great guy, he's been very helpful) that you are the cargo bike guru that he was referring to. I just brought his frameset and it is on his way. I'm trying to put...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By bigdummy27

Nice ride Grant

Nice ride Grant
08-24-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Thanks coldbike for the tool tips. Is there a...

Thanks coldbike for the tool tips. Is there a book that you would recommend? Btw, where are you from?
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,548
Posted By bigdummy27

The BD has more of a MTB geometry and I'm trying...

The BD has more of a MTB geometry and I'm trying to tune the seat height, handlebars so that I can have a more upright riding position and so does the tikit. For my 14.3 mile route would a road bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,548
Posted By bigdummy27

I have ridden the route 2 times already and I...

I have ridden the route 2 times already and I probably can fine tune it to avoid certain traffic lights and high congestion areas. The thing that slows me down the most are the lights.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,548
Posted By bigdummy27

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I should work...

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I should work myself up to the full commute. At first on the days that I don't need to lug extra items to work besides my backpack I'll ride my tikit half way and...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,548
Posted By bigdummy27

Sundance89, Hammandegger - Yeah, I'm definitely...

Sundance89, Hammandegger - Yeah, I'm definitely using the free-loaders for my backpack, which is what I store my papers in. I just wanted to give everyone an idea of how much I usually carry to work...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 01:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,548
Posted By bigdummy27

Here is the link for my commute. I'll be riding a...

Here is the link for my commute. I'll be riding a Surly big Dummy and probably a backpack that's around 10-15 lbs. I just started riding in May.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 12:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,548
Posted By bigdummy27

Want to know how long a 14.3 mile commute will take?

I just changed locations for work and the commute is 14.3 miles. Is this a realistic commute or is it too far. My alternatives are to take public transit or drive. I done the commute twice already...
08-24-11, 12:49 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 242,576
Posted By bigdummy27

I have only been car lite for only 3 months now....

I have only been car lite for only 3 months now. We (wife, 4 year old, and 6 month) use to drive every where. In May I brought a folding bike and started taking the train to work/school because the...
08-23-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Coldbike-If the 203mm disc dissipates more heat...

Coldbike-If the 203mm disc dissipates more heat then I will get that one since there isn't a price difference from the ebay vendor that I'm getting it from.
What size do you have on the front? Do...
08-23-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Rock, it seems like I'm heading down the same...

Rock, it seems like I'm heading down the same road. The only difference is I don't have a stash at all. I'm getting the wheel and hub from Clever. I'll probably get the headset and brakes off of...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,206
Posted By bigdummy27

Rob, I see people ride along the Pkwy all the...

Rob, I see people ride along the Pkwy all the time, great view man. Always wanted to ride it. What type of a bike do you have? Not that it matters, just want to know who will be in front of me that's...
08-22-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Rockfish, the quote was only for the components....

Rockfish, the quote was only for the components. I think the main reasons for the high price is that they are charging retail, they never dealt with a cargo bike before, it's in Manhattan, and it...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-11, 04:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,206
Posted By bigdummy27

Mike, u are welcome to try out my folder. It'll...

Mike, u are welcome to try out my folder. It'll will you an idea of what is available. It's a Bike Friday Tikit and rides pretty good.
Forum: Northeast
08-22-11, 04:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,206
Posted By bigdummy27

Buster, thanks for the info, I'll check them out.

Buster, thanks for the info, I'll check them out.
Forum: Northeast
08-22-11, 04:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,206
Posted By bigdummy27

RobF353, yeah sure. Where do you usually ride?...

RobF353, yeah sure. Where do you usually ride? Have you done any of the events around the city? I'm still kind of new at this, but I want to do one before the year ends.
Forum: Northeast
08-21-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,206
Posted By bigdummy27

Oh, one thing, I would recommend a Surly bike....

Oh, one thing, I would recommend a Surly bike. They are no BS bikes, not the lightest but versatile as a swiss army knife. Very well thought out designs. They have ample clearance to take a variety...
Forum: Northeast
08-21-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,206
Posted By bigdummy27

Buster, what type of bikes do they usually deal...

Buster, what type of bikes do they usually deal with? I'm getting a cargo bike and need to find a local shop that can help me build it into a complete bike.
Forum: Northeast
08-21-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,206
Posted By bigdummy27

Mike, I live in Queens also, near the Flushing,...

Mike, I live in Queens also, near the Flushing, Whitestone border. I got my first bike in May since riding BMXs back in high school and love the freedom they provide. What are you planning to use the...
08-19-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Suggests for parts

Can you guys suggest some components for my CETMA build? I'm not going after anything fancy, but durability and quality. Also suggests for mail-order places?
08-19-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

Coldbike, thanks for the description. I never...

Coldbike, thanks for the description. I never knew that both front and back brakes can be actuated by one lever, good to know.

What color is everybody's CETMA? Its going to be our kid carrier so...
08-19-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By bigdummy27

John, have you ever been caught riding when it...

John, have you ever been caught riding when it rains or snow? Is it really useless when the rims are wet? I would like to put V-brakes on mine since I just got an estimate for a complete build at a...
08-19-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,193
Posted By bigdummy27

I brought a used Big Dummy about two months ago...

I brought a used Big Dummy about two months ago and found out that it is like going from a compact car to a SUV . There are just so much more things that I can do on a whim without much planning. The...
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