Monday, August 18, 2008

Phil's Big Dummy Blog

Phillip lives in Austria and has a nice Big Dummy blog. His latest post details a family hiking/camping trip with lots of Big Dummy action.

Mike's Big Dummy

Mike just finished a nice Big Dummy build and posted some photos online to document the process.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Trek El Ranchero & Kona Ute

Looks like Trek is following Kona into the cargo bike game. Should be interesting if all the major players invest in one or two cargo bike models. So far I haven't seen any Big Dummy killers, but competition is a good thing.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fahrner Family Longtail Camping Trip

Todd Fahrner [Clever Cycles] recently completed a ~200mile camping trip in the mtns with his family using two Stoke Monkey equipped longtail bikes. He has a write up here and photos here. He used the two electric assist systems to help get these big bikes up some very steep mountains. This allowed a family tow tackle a challenging ride that would not have been possible if they had to pedal the entire way. For folks that have partners who aren't hardcore cyclists this might be just the solution to get your other half out on the road with you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Trying to be green...

Ottocat has some info about his Kona Jake + Xtra build posted on his blog. I'm quite amazed how easily the Xtracycle Freeradical installs on so many different kinds of bikes.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Titec H-Bars Redux

My ulnar nerve injury on the Dempster motivated me to revamp my Big Dummy's bar padding. The primary new addition is a set of modified Ergon Grips. As you can see I had to chop off quite a lot of the right grip to allow it to fit on the bar with the Rohloff shifter. I also added a double layer of cork tape [camouflage of course!] to the other portions of the bars. Time will tell if this solves the problem, but I'm hopeful.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Maxwell's Big Dummy Adventures

Photo: Maxwell

Maxwell posted some fun Big Dummy pics on Bike Forums here. It's nice to see all the cool stuff Big Dummy and Xtracycle owners are doing with their cargo rigs...=-)