Finished Anne’s xtracycle today (actually VERY early this morning, but who’s keeping track?). We are pretty psyched. The kids are digging it already — it’s gone to the store, Grandma’s, and swim lessons.
We still have some finishing touches:
- rigid fork on order
- A cushier, upright seat needed
- Albatross bars on order
- curvier stoker bars coming (Nitto swept-backs)
- Some smooth fat rubber (well, I wanted 2.3 but I don’t think they’ll fit the skinny Rolf wheels)
But all in all, this thing is cool. Mine is next!
I’m slowly putting together longbike #1. I’m going from this:
To hopefully something that resembles a bike.
For the most part, it has gone together well — at least considering the cobbled together source of parts (ebay, craigslist, parts bins, and even other bikes hanging in the basement). I had some issues with the derailleur hanger being mis-drilled, causing the derailleur bolt to (want to) cross-thread, but nothing a dremel tool can’t fix! I got it on track and props to the xtracycle folks for offering to replace the frame.
When I get this one done, mine is next.
PS — a photo of the derailleur issue: