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Check Out This Rad Bike

I spotted this rolling bit of awesomeness at the REI Seattle flagship store the other day. RV? Sport-utility vehicle? Bikevan? Winnebikeo? What would you call this?

We spent a couple minutes marveling at the resourcefulness/creativity of the setup. Then we started spotting things… things like a fly rod, wok, 5 gallon bucket, chair, multiple pairs of sunglasses, hats, rims, tires, insulated containers, aero-bars-turned-rack, mini Fedora, etc. The soft-ride stem was pretty sweet, too. It’s a rolling masterpiece.

Bravo to the owner, whoever you are (and wherever you’re headed). You’ve got a seriously rad bike. Have a good 'un, indeed!





Posted on at 2:48 PM

Tagged: Cycling, bicycle, rad, rei and touring

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Matt The Mad Scientist

Looks like this person is also a gold panner. The first thing I noticed (aside from the pure awesomeness or the rig), was the brass colored gold pan and filter/classifier at the side of the rear tire area.

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Keith E. Staff Member

Y'know, at first glance I thought it was a gold pan too, though later decided it was a wok with its base... but I could certainly be wrong! If it is a gold pan... even better!

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Adam in Boise

Cant tell from the pics - is it an xtracycle free radical under there?

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Keith E. Staff Member

It looked like an xtracycle, though we didn't look all that hard (too much other stuff catching our attention).

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bunnyhawk

Man oh man. SO GOOD. Check out that spare wheel on the back too. The gold pan just wins it though.

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Mountain Mike

There's a bike under there? ;-) Looks like a hobo's train wreck. (Inner city camo)

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marlana80

That's not a 'mini fedora' hanging off the handle bars... that's a mini black cowboy hat. That saddle looks pretty comfy, too, except for the tacks...

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Keith E. Staff Member

Right you are, marlana80! Thanks for the correction; I fully admit my hat knowledge is minimal. And the saddle looked mighty comfy and worn, for sure... many, many miles.

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rickahontas

That is an Xtracycle under there. Amazing steed. Wow.

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rickahontas

Tim K. an Xtracycle rider in TN spotted this vagabond and snapped his pic: http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l144/tgaines72/PC100001.jpg

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Keith E. Staff Member

YES!!!!! That's definitely the bike, albeit a bit trimmer. This pic was taken in TN? Is there more info on the rider by any chance?

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Tim K (CarFreeDays)

Not the same Tim K., but maybe this is the same guy? This was in South Lake Union almost exactly 3 years ago. Different front half of the xtracycle (the one I saw was an e-bike), but the the rider looks similar, the packing style is a match (I think one of the day packs is close), and we're lookin' and the same Brooks saddle.

Could there really be two of these guys?

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Tim K (CarFreeDays)

oops, can't edit so here's the link: http://carfreedays.com/2007/09/16/woody-with-the-xtracycle/

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Reagan H.

The Brooks saddle is the icing on the cake.

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Modendahl

And I whine about extra weight when I put my heavy tires on for the commute to work!

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