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Old 08-29-20, 04:03 PM
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Cool

Just discovered that the 28Q Coleman coolers I turned into panniers for the M-Wave rack on my Giro 20 also fit the Ibera disk rack on my Stratus XPC. So won’t have to lug the QP trailer around all the time just to haul a 24Q Rubbermaid. And since I got another Ibera for the second Stratus waiting to ship to me, my new modular Ibera trunk bag will easily switch between the two. Woo hoo!





Also finally installed a Sataway HD adjustable kickstand to support my loaded rig:


Time. To. Ride.

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Old 08-31-20, 01:25 PM
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On a work day, been commuting on my Utility Bike for a few weeks. My other bikes are drop bars, and I injured my right arm.

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for now I have this: a box hauling rack modification ..
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Old 03-14-21, 08:17 PM
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24" MTB modified




Build the front end kit first


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Old 03-16-21, 11:16 AM
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This Utility Bike and the front end is very impressive.
Nice work.

Is this front end available as a kit?

Did you design and build this yourself?
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Old 03-17-21, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by zebede View Post
This Utility Bike and the front end is very impressive.
Nice work.

Is this front end available as a kit?

Did you design and build this yourself?
Yes this is my design and the kit is about to sent to washington these few days for a guy DIY, I also provide design for some export trader in Taiwan


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Old 03-22-21, 05:30 AM
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Old 04-27-21, 01:10 PM
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Metrofiets

Got a Metrofiets, I am totally obsessed. Although the Selle saddle is too wide, I want to change to a Terry or a Brooks saddle. Now I just need to mount a seat and seatbelt for my five year old, and It'll be an amazing kidhauler and grocery-getter!

I would also love suggestions about rain covers for passengers in the box, I blanched when I saw the prices for a custom one (around $450 USD, but you get what you pay for and it's certainly a fiddly item to construct).


My Metrofiets on its maiden voyage to work.
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Metrofiets with kid seat

Installed a fancy Maxi-Cosi carseat using the LATCH system (used stainless steel bolts, each rated to 220 lb/100 kg). My 5 year old loves it!

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Old 10-04-21, 12:50 PM
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Old 10-05-21, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by andychrist View Post
Just discovered that the 28Q Coleman coolers I turned into panniers for the M-Wave rack on my Giro 20 also fit the Ibera disk rack on my Stratus XPC. So won’t have to lug the QP trailer around all the time just to haul a 24Q Rubbermaid. And since I got another Ibera for the second Stratus waiting to ship to me, my new modular Ibera trunk bag will easily switch between the two. Woo hoo!
That's excellent!! I'm making "panniers" out of kitty liter pails...
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Old 10-05-21, 06:32 AM
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My "more of an errand than utility" bike.
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Old 11-15-21, 11:51 PM
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Top: Reid City Bike. Was 3x7, but changed out crankset to 1x7, Tekto V brakes, SMP 32mm, stock rack, Iberra trunkbag, Topeak Road Morph, Brooks B17, Wellgo dsc pedals.

Bottom: Viva Legato fixed from EvoCycles in NZ. Seatpost rack, u-lock, Lezyne pump, platform/dsc combo pedals, Brooks saddle and leather grips, stock wheelset, 28mm tires.

Love them both for completely different reasons. But, either one gets the job done.
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Old 11-16-21, 03:20 PM
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My Coroplast panniers

An ExtraCycle seen at the rally




Rally for Bike Lanes

Rally for Bike Lanes

Rally at Queens Borough Hall Sponsored by Transportation Alternatives


We had a rally at Queens Borough Hall. The ride involved almost two hundred cyclists, myself and another guy on an XtraCycle were the only two cargo bikes.
We celebrated the construction of new bike lane eastbound as far as Kew Gardens, but would like to see it connected to Jamaica, which is a transit hub.
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Old 11-17-21, 08:09 AM
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Here is my current "trailer tugger" set up. The trailer was a old Burley Child Carrier, I stripped it down added steel strapping bars bolted to the frame for the tub, which has u bolts and wing nuts to secure it so I can take the tub off quickly for a larger load. We can't afford to own a car anymore as we are now surviving on our meager SS retirement income! The bike is a 2007 SUN EZ-1 SX and it hauls the loaded trailer really well.
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