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Old 07-18-08, 08:36 AM
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Has anyone ever hit something while you had a big load on it? I hit a pole on mine and the whole bike became a whrite off, somehow the back of it got all bent in the force, so I stripped what was good off it and brought it to the bakers, since it weighed alot lol I'll miss that bike, even with the cowcatcher it died, I guess a bike weighing that much comming to a dead stop would end this way, just a warning, extra don't like poles!
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Sorry about that Sean. It really sucks cracking one up you built yourself. I killed a bamboo bike I made. Its life was too short.
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I've never seen one of those in person, must be neat, but yeah, back to the drawing board lol, I think Xtra2 will be named ApocoXtra, Because it will be pure ownage looking!, even found some Airline rims in the garbag for it, who throws this stuff out.
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Sooo sorry about that. I had a few colapses with the "dogbike".Once i had about 20 kmh, the dog, me and four plasticbags of groceryes on it. It is some sort of Brompton system on this bike you see, not totally stiff. I loaded it when in a wrong position and found out later..

I remember thinking "now we are crashing", but we did not. I just continued steering, on some sort of "autopilot". Then I decided that maybe I should brake.. so I did. The whole thing stoppes. Me and the dog dismounted gracefully, and walked the bike home for a repair.

Shake it off and build a new one! Learn from it and build a stronger one next time.

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I wanna put a big rig steering wheel on the new one lol, but yeah crashing on these aint fun, I slammed into a wall with the side before to, it hurts, I think i'll cage alot of it in, bum bum bum, sorry shopping carts but you have good cage stuff lol I think army color will look good to, that or rust and black, Apocoxtra is what became after a nuke so it has to look right that or checkered black and yellow lol, maybe even caution colors
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Think an old Nishiki frame will do the trick? I salvaged the back of mine, it was bent but I fixed it, ideas, give me ideas! I'll try to use them, i'll make a new thread about it.
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