This is part of an ongoing series of posts (ok, it’s the first–we’ll see how it goes) on the building of our Xtracycles. We get lots of questions about putting them together so I thought I better start documenting. Normal people would do it in order, starting with the actual kit, but me, I gotta start with the stoker bars. Maybe I just like saying Stoker….
Interested in the build? Read on, then see the blurb at the bottom and watch the “Buildin’…” category.
For our stoker bar setups we used some cheap ebay tandem stems and beer-can shims to mount bars for our passengers. I’ll get to the stems in another post but for now, here’s the scoop on these sylish Nitto “Swept-Back” bars.
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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: