@andy256 I love drop bar bikes with mudguards. And a decent rack.
some muppet forgot to put rack-capable dropouts on my cross bike so I have to use a seatpost mounted rack. Which always feels as though the 15kg weight limit only applies while the bike is stationary. More than 5kg and it fells very wobbly.
@andy256 I have actually tried to find bigger rims and tyres, because if you're going to go nuts go all the way. I wanted to make a matching bike and dike, but 36" was the biggest reasonable size. Ordinaries seem to use solid tyres still :(
And a 36" dicycle would hurt to much when it gerbilled. I would need more like ISO 1.8m rims and tyres :)
Although I see hints about the place that people are make DIY pneumatic tyres by somehow joining 700c wyres (presumably also tubes).
@andy256 I'm not sure how I'd do it, mostly because the tyre-making process seems to revolve around a single strip of cloth, then coating on the rubber. How you remove the rubber, join the cloth, re-attach the rubber is making my head hurt because it all has to flax. By comparison joining the steel beads is easy.
@andy256 at 2m getting it into the garage starts to get tricky. By folding I really mean the wheels come off, possible also the passenger zone.
I think I've seen a sociable tandem version that had each person powering one wheel. That would be fun in a whole different way.
Seen video, that is. Ive only ever seen a dicycle in a museum.
@andy256 aye. Going to get the fenders purchased and installed at the same time. I've done fenders myself before, and it's possible, but it's such a PITA that with free installation of any accessories purchased with the bike it's a no brainer.
There is actually a bike shop in the next town, maybe 13 miles. It's really small. Now that you mention it I think the shop has its own club, of sorts. But it mainly operates in the other half of the county
Might be an opportunity to make something like a separate branch