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Chimponbike
08-29-2008, 01:54 PM
September 18, after 5:00, Lucky Lab... so we don't compete with Alberta or Obama!

See you then!

Chimp

K'Tesh
08-29-2008, 01:59 PM
Sounds better...

donnambr
08-30-2008, 09:41 AM
So I just want to say that those of us who don't (yet :)) own longbikes were very much welcomed. Had there been more people this time, they would have gotten their bikes unlocked for people to try out.

Next month should be fun.

JayS.
08-30-2008, 04:13 PM
Sorry, I missed August, any highlights?? I'll try again in September.

Chimponbike
09-04-2008, 10:55 AM
Mike was there with his Yuba and talked a little about his design work etc.
We also talked about xtracycle things we have seen lately:
- bar extenders as footsies
- running boards made out of side extenders
- handle bar for the second kid made out of conduit using a pipe bender (pretty cool!)

Donna mentioned that she would really love test rides on the different set ups...
After that we drifted off into to other conversations...

Chimponbike
09-09-2008, 04:27 PM
I could bring one -- see it before the people at Interbike etc!

beth h
09-10-2008, 08:43 AM
Yes, please, bring the Radish! I'll bring my Old School X (built onto a mid-80's ATB frame) and they can chat over beers.

Chimponbike
09-10-2008, 10:53 AM
I saw 3 xtracycles on way to work today, two with kids on the back, one on a townie, one on a Kona and one on Cannondale... it's so happening!

Chimponbike
09-16-2008, 10:45 AM
And boy, do I have to keep customers a way from the Radish...

donnambr
09-19-2008, 06:28 PM
Sorry I missed it. I had physical therapy. :(

Chimponbike
09-23-2008, 03:50 PM
Perhaps Beth can give us an update on all the long bike rumors from the Interbike and anything cool she saw...
And we should discuss what we call (do we have to?!)...

All the best,
Chimp

Chimponbike
10-03-2008, 05:38 PM
I heard rumors that somebody build a simple little rain tent for the xtracycle ...Did anybody see it around town?

Chimp

JayS.
10-04-2008, 02:16 AM
I have seen a long bike in to that has signs of modification. Sounds like they are working on a covered wagon style for the deck.

I'm working on one with my wife to enclose the stoker and child seat on my tandem. It is inspired by this snap deck rain cover made by someone in colorado. They have the sweetest kid modified long bike I've ever seen. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25872288@N06/2792882554/in/set-72157606010416740/

This is a link to the page on their blog where they show off there seat. the following page covers more on their two week bike trip including Rocky Mountain National Park.

Jay

wyeast
10-04-2008, 09:32 AM
A covered wagon! I like it! *gets to work drawing* mwahahahahha :D

Now I just need somebody who's handy w/ metalworking. ;)

Chimponbike
10-04-2008, 11:25 AM
Jay, that looks great! Can you come on the Oct 16 to elaborate/show off?

Chimp

JayS.
10-04-2008, 08:01 PM
Is it the 23rd or the 16th? On the 16th probably, the 23rd,yes.

Chimponbike
10-14-2008, 11:08 AM
So the 16th would be 3rd Thursday - for consistancy etc. it would be worth to keep on this date...
Any preference for the 23rd?

Chimponbike
10-20-2008, 03:55 PM
What did we talk about the last one:
Rain covers for the kiddos were a big topic and we covered everything from capes to hermetically sealed bubbles (well, nearly!)
I already planted the seat in a cape maker's ear about making a xtracycle cape...
We also talked about long flaps to prevent rain seepage etc. but I guess we need to talk some more...

Chimp

JayS.
10-20-2008, 06:50 PM
Sorry I couldn't make it. Xtracycle cape and the gathering description has me picturing a cape (or would it be poncho?) that goes from the driver over two kids (although there are holes and hoods for heads and helmets) in the back and covers the freeloaders. Tee hee. Although maybe that would work quite well.

Our rain cover is coming together nicely. We will have pictures up in the family forum soon.

Jay

Chimponbike
11-15-2008, 04:19 PM
For all of you who haven't discovered this website long, long time ago....http://www.xtracyclegallery.com/

Chimp