All this talk about cargo bikes made me wonder if getting one of these Torker TriCycles would make more sense. I’m sure there’s a way for me to convert one to carry passengers and more load. What do you think? Do TriCycles have the same umph and practicality as would a Bakfiets or XtraCycle?
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When we were at Sea Otter, I saw that the Women’s Racing team for Gary Fisher were all using bar tape for grips. I imagine that they were doing it to save some weight. So I figured I’d try it out since I couldn’t find extra grips for my Redline 925. I even installed some Bontrager Buzz Kills.
I was talking to my buddy today about his bike. He had told me that he was experiencing some mechanical problems and considered parting out his bike. As I dug deeper, he was able to describe the problem. Basically his freewheel isn’t grabbing anymore. During the conversation he talked about buying one of my old road bikes from me. I reassured him that it wouldn’t cost more than $30 to fix the problem on his bike and recommend he go that route. But somehow I think he has it in his mind to buy a new/different bike instead.
Personally I would only replace bike if:
1. It was stolen.
2. If the frame cracked.
Otherwise, I’d fix things as they broke. What about you, when is your breaking point having to buy a new bike?