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Xtracycle much better with Steel Framed Bike!!

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Old 12-21-11, 01:48 PM
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Xtracycle much better with Steel Framed Bike!!

Switched from this

to this

and the ride is so much better. The aluminum frame of the Marin was too stiff and all the "give" was in the xtracycle attachment, it made for a very poor ride. Now it feels a little more like a one piece bike.......
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Old 12-21-11, 01:56 PM
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You may have enjoyed the switch, but your kid looks like he disapproves.
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Old 12-21-11, 02:23 PM
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The first picture the temp is about 50 degrees, the second, which was yesterday it's 29 degrees.................she's cold I'm sure.........
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Hmm, good to know. I have two but they're both on aluminum framed cruisers. Mine is a raleigh men's cruiser and my wife's is a Trek ladies' cruiser. The ladies' cruiser is not ideal because the low top tube allows too much flex when the X is loaded. Especially if there's a person or other heavy load on top of the deck. It makes low-speed riding difficult when heavily loaded.
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Old 12-26-11, 12:58 PM
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Yep, it's been said before.........steel is real ,aluminum is just dull.
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Old 12-28-11, 01:45 AM
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What a cool way to make a bicycle more useful. This, plus a trailer, and one could maybe even live off the thing, in the right climate of course.
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