April 9, 2007
My (now old) xtracycle -enhanced bike (towing another bike), and some groceries. Tired driver of little bike not shown, but she rode on the deck in front of her bike. I’ve since upgraded to a (somewhat customized; dynamo hub, IGH, chaincase, funny handlebars, homemade lights) Big Dummy.
Spencer Wright’s Chupacabra. I think the crazy interim chain wheel is supposed to cut the chain flop, and keep it out of the underbrush, but I don’t really know. Turns out it also allows a normal-width bottom bracket with those fat tires; otherwise, to keep the chain out of the tire, you’d need an uncomfortably wide bottom bracket.
Surly’s Big Dummy . Quien es mas macho? (The giant tires and electric motor assist are not standard.)
Clever Chimp’s Xtravois
Here’s a couple of pretty bikes from Fraser Cycles (The link went dead.). These are custom, non-Xtracycle beasts. Notice the chain guide below; this is a good thing, because otherwise the long bouncing chain can (sometimes) shift gears for you.
And this is one heck of a rack.
Clever Chimp deserves all the credit for finding most of these or pointing them out, but he’s got them scattered all over his blog. I wanted a bunch of photos so I could point to them and say “these are longtails, aren’t they cool?”
and the Madsen ( bucketless version ):
Xtracycle now sells the Radish. The picture is last year’s model; the new one has a better stepover. It’s an xtracycle extension, but they picked the bike and parts, matched the color, amd made it all right from the get-go.
The Burrows Freight 8 looks like a lot of fun but it is hard to find pictures of it. You can read about it
Onyacycles (an interesting looking place) has proposed a 20″ wheel e-bike longtail called “The Mule”: