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Kona makes an Xtracycle?

Old 07-16-07, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by spambait11
No doubt. That kind of weight pushes the Xtracycle beyond its intended means, and I never meant to imply it was the fault of the Xtracycle; it is definitely a user issue.

But just looking at that Kona and the Big Dummy makes me think that owners will try to push those bikes' limits. In that case, my suggestion was to distribute some load to the front wheel, if possible, for better stability.

or build your own bombproof load carrying wheels.
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Old 07-16-07, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by spambait11
No doubt. That kind of weight pushes the Xtracycle beyond its intended means, and I never meant to imply it was the fault of the Xtracycle; it is definitely a user issue.

But just looking at that Kona and the Big Dummy makes me think that owners will try to push those bikes' limits. In that case, my suggestion was to distribute some load to the front wheel, if possible, for better stability.
The accessories of this bike on that frame (with horizontal drop outs) would make it close to perfect.
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it's not just kona and surly....
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Old 07-16-07, 10:23 PM
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Well of course...with unlimited funds you can get whatever you want
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Originally Posted by pghdavey
it's not just kona and surly....
Since we're dreaming here, how about Vanilla?



(Anyone notice the Airzounds airhorn on the Pereira? )
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I like this custom xtracycle frame. I personally wouold not have the pugsey wheels on it but I like the solution to the very long chain and internal hub gears









taken from here just scrole down a bit http://www.ridingthespine.com/Journey/
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Old 07-17-07, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by spambait11 View Post
No doubt. That kind of weight pushes the Xtracycle beyond its intended means, and I never meant to imply it was the fault of the Xtracycle; it is definitely a user issue.

But just looking at that Kona and the Big Dummy makes me think that owners will try to push those bikes' limits. In that case, my suggestion was to distribute some load to the front wheel, if possible, for better stability.
Agreed.
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Old 07-17-07, 11:10 PM
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What kind of pedal/cleat system is that?
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^^^
They look like platforms and power grips.
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Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
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They look like platforms and power grips.
Look closer. The second picture that's a close-up of the rear wheel. I think they might be cut-off flip-flops attached to the pedal so the guy can pedal barefoot.
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Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
Look closer. The second picture that's a close-up of the rear wheel. I think they might be cut-off flip-flops attached to the pedal so the guy can pedal barefoot.
Actually, I was just making a smart-***** comment about the bare feet, but you're right, it does look like a cut off flipflop bolted to the pedal. That guy is hard core!
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It's the Totally Hippie Pedal System.
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Originally Posted by BAH View Post
Cool that other companies are picking up on this idea, but man that is one ugly sucker
Maybe it's just me, but this frame looks better to me than the Big Dummy. Not that looks are the intent with this type of bike.
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Old 07-30-07, 03:19 PM
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here's another photo of the kona
that sure is a sweet ride

http://www.mtbs.cz/fotogalerie_06_de...a2008&fotka=61

can anyone tell me what the hell that thing mounted under the bottom bracket is?

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Originally Posted by tswg View Post
here's another photo of the kona
that sure is a sweet ride

http://www.mtbs.cz/fotogalerie_06_de...a2008&fotka=61

can anyone tell me what the hell that thing mounted under the bottom bracket is?

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A kickstand.
It has it's own built in kickstand and the pivot is painted with the frame. Which in my opinion blows chunks. They should have spec'd an ESGE double leg kickstand instead.
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its a "kickstand", commonly used to hold the bike upright when parked. their all the rage now, quite newfangled.

dont mind me....
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Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
They should have spec'd an ESGE double leg kickstand instead.
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I think he might be seeing the strange crank angle and the way the pedal sort of resembles a skid plate...
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Now the Yuba Mundo

Looks like Xtracycle might be the US contact for this bike, seems relatively affordable...

http://www.yubaride.com/utility-bicycles-models.html
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the Ute is on the Kona website

http://www.konaworld.com/08_ute.htm

prices: USA $ 799 CANADA $ 899 EUROPE 799

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That really sucks that Kona is only making it in one size. I'm 6'4" and wear a size 13 shoe. Even if I could get the seat high enough the top tube would be too short to get good power and I'd probably have toe-overlap problems. Grrrrrrr. Guess I gotta wait for the Big Dummy.
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Old 08-26-07, 09:37 PM
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Holy smokes, only 799 USD and it's like an xtracycle kit built up with a bike, except that you don't have to put it together yourself and it's probably a bit more solid than a bolt-on extension. Looks like a very low priced option when compared to xtracycle kit+bicycle or anything built up from the surly big dummy frame.
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Old 08-27-07, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by BIG-E View Post
That really sucks that Kona is only making it in one size. I'm 6'4" and wear a size 13 shoe. Even if I could get the seat high enough the top tube would be too short to get good power and I'd probably have toe-overlap problems. Grrrrrrr. Guess I gotta wait for the Big Dummy.
How did I miss this?

I'm the same size as you, and I agree that one-size never works.
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Old 08-27-07, 11:59 AM
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^^^
What'da you want to bet that if it proves itself marketable Kona will have it out in three or four sizes next year?

I just really wish that Kona had put sliding or horizontal dropouts on it.
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That's a heck of a deal, even without the cool Xtracycle add-ons.

So the specs list a "Front Brake" as "Hayes MX4 Mechanical fr/Avid SD-5 rr". I count 4 cables off the levers, and think an Avid SD-5 would make a reasonable rear brake, but can't see one.

Any thoughts?
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