Bike ride to Triad Electric Vehicles Association meeting
Today I just got back from a nice bike trip with my daughter, to the Triad Electric Vehicles Association meeting, in Burlington, NC. I was invited to their monthly meeting to give a presentation about Lithium batteries and battery management systems, since some of the members are starting to contemplate moving away from lead acid batteries. In fact, two of the members have recently commissioned
Yubas back in stock
As we near the end of the summer season and enter the fall, we're getting some more things back in stock. We recently got a new shipment of Yuba Mundo cargo bikes, ready to ride! Also, for local customers, the Xtracycles are here!. And we have a few Big Dummy frames in stock and ready for us or you to build into the cargo bike of your dreams. Those are on sale right now. So now's the time to
Surly Big Dummy: We interrupt this programming!
Sat, Jul 26 2008 06:28 | cargo bikes
We interrupt the regularly scheduled program to bring an important announcement... The Surly Big Dummy frames are here! Well, okay, that’s a bit of hyperbole, we got too excited... We shouldn’t say “frames” but “frame”. Demand on the Big Dummy has been so high that Surly is only allowing bike shops to get one per week. And only 18” frames are available right now. But, we do have one 18” Surly Big
Surly Big Dummy
Wed, May 28 2008 06:06 | cargo bikes
In other news: The Big Dummy is a new frame from Surly that is designed from the ground up as a sports utility bike. While the Xtracycle is a conversion for an existing bike, the Big Dummy is fine tuned and purpose built. It accepts all the cool Xtracycle gear, like the V-racks, freeloaders, leg-powered blender, and more. Everyone I know who owns one thinks it is the best bike they have ever
The Xtracycle is my inspiration
The title sounds like it's out of a Disney movie, and my apologies for that. But today I was reminded again of why the Xtracycle was so inspiring and revolutionary when I first got it. My daily load hauling machine: An Xtracycle carrying 8'X10' carpet, office chair, and other miscellaneous items, for a 7 mile ride. It handled fine.I went by a friend's house to drop off something I borrowed from
Yuba Mundo is here!
The Yuba Mundo Cargo/Sports Utility Bicycle Has Arrived! This is a serious load carrying bike. Originally designed as part of the WorldBike project, this has now hit the USA, and we at Cycle 9 have been fortunate enough to get our hands on a few for testing and for customers. We'll have more hints, comments, and observations as we further
There's a cool new utility bike on its way to us, the Yuba Mundo. Assuming that initial testing goes well, we'll be carrying this in two configurations, the singlespeed version for around $749, and the 6-speed version for around $799. This cargo bike can carry up to 440 pounds of payload! That's 2-3 adults. or 900 bananas or 10 kayaks (whitewater variety) or 25 lightweight racing bikes or a baby