Six months after my first shopping trip with the Big Dummy hasn’t seen me get much more efficient at loading the bike. I’ve gotten more adept at threading my hand under the Yepp seat’s generous wheel guards to get to my middle buckle, but it’s still awkward and slightly diminishes my carrying capacity. I mentioned this to Edward a couple weeks ago and he offered to drill holes (“Nice-looking, beveled squares”) for me. Here he is fine-tuning the hole with a knife. It’s sure nice when one’s bike mechanic is also an artist.
This is just the first step. I also need a couple Xtracycle Utility Belts to move the buckles down to where I can reach them, but when those come in, things will be awesome! And in case you’re wondering, the Xtracycle Utility Belt is also a belt. Like for your pants.
I hope to eventually own six utility belts and haul enormous loads with them, but I’m going to start with just the two.
Today’s miles: 3.9
June cumulative: 71.1 miles
I am copying you! Getting at the buckles under the skirt of the yepp seat is such a pain!
Yay, you! Yay, Edward!
I’ve read (somewhere…can’t find it now, of course) of people hacking off the entire wheel skirt in case you really want to go at it!
Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask: what are the dimensions on the Freeloaders? I was wondering if we could put them on the MinUte–I’ve seen them on Utes but maybe you need the whole deck?