NuVinci Hub Preview

NuVinci Hub
As RL mentioned, the awesome people from Seattle Bike Supply sent us a Nuvinci hub to test. We chose the B27-R aka the M.U.T.T as our test steed. Reason being is that the B27-R is already set up as a single speed bike and the 26″ wheel fit perfectly.

NuVinci Hub

I did run into some hurdles, first of all, my mustache bars had to go. The diameter of the ‘Cruise Controller’ was too small to fit the bars.

NuVinci Hub

The other issue that I have is that the chain tensioner will not fit due to the hub’s flange. Shouldn’t be a big deal,
I just need to install a ‘half-link’ on the chain.

NuVinci Hub

I need to finish installing the rear pulley housing, the most difficult part in my opinion, but I’m hoping to be done by the weekend and ready to hit the streets on Tuesday. We test rode the hub at Sea Otter, but this will be a better test as I ride my bike to work, and to the beach. (Can’t wait to see the faces of the snobby roadies on the river trail as I blast down on my MUTT)

Xtracycle carries passengers

This weekend I took my kids to the Fullerton Railroad Days to check out the Choo Choo festivities. Since I knew we had to park far, I decided to bring out the Xtracycle as well as my little girls bike to ride from the car to the venue.

As you may have already noticed, my two older girls sat in the back with out any problems.

Once we got the event, I loaded up my daughter’s little bike in one of the Freeloaders.

I didn’t even get 10 feet out and people were already stopping me asking questions about the Xtracycle. So I took a few minutes out and explained all the benefits of this great life changing bicycle must have. I probably talked to at least 9 different people about the Xtracycle.

We eventually made it to the OCTA booth. OCTA stands for Orange County Transportation Authority. They have the best bus drivers in the world! One time I crashed and hit the street hard. The bus was right behind me and stopped with out any hesitation and waited until I was safely off the road before it went on its way. I was telling the OCTA folks how much I appreciate their drivers because when ever I bike commute, they are always aware of my presence on the street.

Any who. I love the Xtracycle! Kipchoge (Xtracycle Boss) and his staff of awesome folks have an amazing product. I love this thing so much that I don’t mind telling people about them.