Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cargo Bike - Part 3

With the idea conceived, the plan developed and the new components dutifully installed on my old Schwinn, there was but one hurdle standing between me and a new Cargo bike.

Cargo bikes carry stuff. How do I outfit the old Schwinn to carry stuff? This minor difficulty was easily surmounted, thanks to the kind folks at xtracycle.com. While they sell a complete longtail style bike, they also sell a conversion kit called a Free Radical designed to transform any bike into a longtail cargo bike. A few clicks of the mouse and like magic a giant box shows up at my front door.
I wasted no time installing the kit on my old Schwinn.Before I knew it, I was the proud owner of my very own Cargo Bike.I opened the fridge, took out a beer, took a long, satisfying sip. My harem was now complete. I have all the bikes I will ever need.

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