As my balance issues under
load increase with age, it is clear that I need to switch to using a
trailer to tow my stuff. This Big Dummy is built by me (former pro shop mechanic) around a 2010 frameset.
Includes wooden snap-deck, old-style side bags, a pair of wideloaders
and a longloader attachment from Xtracycle, all installed and ready to
use. It will also include a Surly flask, and special flask cage handbuilt by Joseph Ahearne. 7 x 3 Shimano cassette drivetrain with pure friction shifting (to avoid compatibility concerns and make maintenance much simpler). Triple cranks are vintage Specialized "flag" model, in great shape. Nitto North Road handlebars, Shimano V-brakes, 26" wheels with ZAC-19 double-walled rims. The bike is in very good used condition. Note: Will NOT include the Brooks saddle shown in the photo. Another saddle will be swapped in for the sale. I cannot ship, nor deliver by motor vehicle (I don't drive). Pickup in Portland, OR only.
I will prepare a craigslist ad in the next
few days, but if you're seriously interested please message me
Bikelovejones lives the bicycle life in Portland, Oregon: car-free since 1990, she gets around town by a combination of bicycle and transit, occasionally towing her guitar to gigs with an old kiddie trailer. After two decades in the bicycle industry as a shop owner, mechanic and purchaser, she retired to pursue other creative projects. She still keeps a hand in bikey things by taking in repairs and tune-ups by appointment at her own tiny workshop; and by volunteering her mechanical services at bicycle races and citizen events like Sunday Parkways. Beth is also the driving force behind a little project called Refugee Bikes; she collects donated adult bikes and accessories, tunes them up and hands them off to an organization that helps newly-arrived refugees learn their way around Portland. If you live in PDX and want some experienced, very affordable mechanical love thrown at your bike -- or you want to help Beth's Refugee Bike Project keep moving along, drop a line here.