With the passing of our dog Chuy, our house felt very quiet and empty. So we started looking around for the right dog to add on to our family tree. We went to the pound a few times, called on a few ads from Craigslist. Then this little guy caught our attention. We quickly adopted him and brought him home.
Cowboy has been great with the kids and has adjusted pretty well. One of the things I wanted to see was how he would do on a bike ride. So I got an old basket out, placed it in the Big Red Bike, which I now call Clifford, and put Cowboy inside.
He was pretty relaxed the whole time and didn’t even try to jump out.
I then took Breanna and Cowboy on a ride around the cul-de-sac to see how he’d do on the street. Just look at him, he’s enjoying it.
I recently swapped out my other bars on the Xtracycle because I needed them on my tandem. So I went with this beach cruiser bar that I had. But the only problem was that it was way too big. When ever I had to get on or off the bike, my leg would get caught.
So what I did was cut down the bars about 7 inches on each side…right where the bars started to bend. I reinstalled the grips and place the bar on the Xtracycle.
I then took the excess portion of the bars that I just cut and made them into footsies.
When I drilled the hole into the footsies, I tapped it and installed a screw to prevent it from falling out or moving around too much. I then installed some grips that I had laying around.
I think most people would automatically assume that a Tandem is way longer than any bike out there. But I recently took some pictures to compare the two, and find out which is longer.
Here’s the KHS Tandemania Alite.
Side by side the tandem is about the same length…give or take a couple of inches.
Since Moe posted the new pictures of the 2008 925(scroll down). There’s been some talk about bull horns. Here’s an inexpensive pair…around $22 from Nashbar.
Here’s a matching brake lever.