Some days, it just happens to be your day. Every thing is going smoothly, and things effortlessly fall into place. Today was that day. After randomly searching Craigslist for bikes, which I have not done in a while, I stumbled onto a bike posting that got my attention. After a few emails, I ended the day with this:
This is a first generation Kona Ute cargo bike. You might be thinking, “Didn’t you just sell an Xtracycle cargo bike kit this year?” Yes. I moved the Xtracycle, and regretted it after it was gone. That thought, paired with the idea of a different cargo bike to haul the kiddos around, ended up with this strange twist of fate of finding this bike at complete random. Timing is everything right?
This bike is from 2008 I believe, and it has the newer style Ute cargo bags that are super large, and very heavy duty. Drivetrain is set up as a 2×8, which is surprisingly low geared. After a little tweaking this afternoon, and a small ride around the neighborhood, this bike is going to be in the stable for some time. Or at least a year or so…
Just keep spinning…
Here is the rundown on my 29er SS:
-18″ (M) Haro Mary single speed, cromo frame and rigid cromo fork.
-Bontrager Duster tubeless ready single speed wheel set.
-Avid BB7 discs with Avid SD7 levers.
-Bontrager Big Sweep bars and Bontrager stem.
-Truvativ single speed crankset.
-SDG TiFly saddle.
-Kenda Nevegals 29×2.2
-Gearing is 32×16, also includes an 18t and 20t cogs.
-No pedals, I’m keeping the XTRs.
This is a solid bike, actually one of my favorite bikes ever. I just don’t ride it. Hasn’t been ridden much, you can look back through this blog to see how much I have ridden it. I love mountain biking, but it is very impractical for me at this point in my life. Shoot me an email if you are interested…