With the recent acquisition of the Haul a Day, it was only a matter of time before we had to let go of our Xtracycle. It was built up in Feb 2008, adding a Free Radical kit to an old Kona MTB. This faithful old bike has served as a kid carrier and grocery getter, and if you search for “Xtracycle” in this blog, you’ll see many, many pictures of it over the years. Last week, I decided to load it up one last time with the intention of leaving it on consignment at a local bike shop bike swap. Here it is, with another kids bike to be put up for sale, and my folding bike so that I could complete my commute.
After I dropped it off, I posted that I did so on Facebook, and then I immediately got several messages about it. After some thought, I decided to pull it back from the bike swap. Bateman’s was very nice about the whole thing (and I did end up selling the other kid’s bike after all). Today, the new owners of the Xtracycle came to pick it up.
I was very happy to pass it along to a bike family that I’ve know over the years. I’m sure that they’ll have many happy miles with it, as we did.