I’ve thought for years that if I ever move to a more urban area, getting an Xtracycle or Surly Big Dummy would make a lot of sense, even to the point of going car free. They’re just cool in how basically utilitarian they can be for so many functions, and still be a fun bike to ride.
But I more or less filed that thought away and haven’t looked at the site in years…until yesterday when I was checking links on this site. Wow. First is the re-engineered model with the new 20″ rear wheel that brings potential loads a little closer to the ground, and the associated hardware for carrying just about anything. Great idea and smart engineering.
My hat’s really off to these guys for taking a good product and making it better. Continous improvement is the key.