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 Post subject: Longtails?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:08 pm 
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Mmm...getting bored of trying to stuff all my gear in my Timbuk and have been having mad thoughts of owning a longtail/cargo
Of course I could just go down the tourer with panniers route...but that's a bit boring :lol:
Anybody own one...any recommemdations?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:23 pm 
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You cannot go far wrong with a Big Dummy, its the most mountain bikey one out there.

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I use mine for hauling 2 nippers at a time

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The Yuba will carry more weight but is a beast and looks a little unrefined, the Kona Ute is very cheap by comparision and does a good job but never sets the world on fire for me. And there is supposed to be a Trek one coming out but whether we se it here remains to be seen.

I got mine from here http://www.practicalcycles.com/index.htm , the ownere is called Zaynan and is a really nice bloke. He has just sourced me a Pug frameset as well and is building up my Large Marges


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Cant remember the make but the ones you clip to an existing bike are more versatile and cheaper. Most of these long tails come in only one size but the conversion option allows you to pick a bike that fits you :wink:


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Thanks.
That's very cool Ferrit....and Velo, I know what you mean....Practicalcycles sells them too


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Yep its the Xtracycle, it was basically the original format, the Surly is designed to use Xtracycle accessories.

They are good and you can mate it to most hardtails but there is alway a bit of flex in the conection between the bike frame and the xtracycle. Thats why Surly came up with the Dummy.

Oh and its available in pretty much all the standard Surly sizes


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:50 am 
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I'd love to see that one day ferrit
Maybe I could pop down, or you could drop in if your around squires gate anytime :)


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