Like I posted before the Dummy is complete and in action. My folks came and visited for a week to hang out with their first grandchild. While the little dude did command most of the attention the Big Dummy definitely spent a bit of time in the spotlight.
In spite of a week of lousy weather, including a couple days of wet sloppy snow and high winds, my dad took the Dummy out on a couple of rides. ( He also rallied around town on my Cross Check a few times.) He got a big kick out of the Dummy's carrying capacity.
Mom walked to the store one afternoon to big up some groceries for dinner and was gone longer than we expected. When I called to check on her she was just getting ready to leave the store. I offered her a ride home on the Dummy and she accepted without hesitation.
With out further ado here is the build specs for all you bike geeks out there:
Frame: Surly Big Dummy w/ Xtracycle Longtail Kit
Fork: Surly Big Dummy
Cranks: Shimano LX
Bottom Bracket: Shimano LX
Pedals: Redline platform
Front Hub: Surly New Disc, 36 hole
Rear Hub: Shimano XT Disc, 36 hole
Rims: Alex DM24, 36 hole
Spokes/Nipples: DT Swiss 14 gauge, Brass nipples
Front Tyre: Maxxis Holy Roller 2.4" (soon to be swapped for a Big Apple)
Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Big Apple 2.35"
Front Derailer: Shimano XT
Rear Derailer: Shimano XT
Cassette: Shimano XT, 9speed
Front Brake: Avid BB7, 180mm rotor
Rear Brake: Avid BB7, 180mm rotor
Seat Post: unknown brand (given to me by my brother in-law.)
Saddle: Brooks B17 Honey
Headset: Cane Creek S3
Stem: UNO Ultralite
Handlebar: Origin8 Spacebar
Brake Levers: Avid FR5
Shifters: Shimano Deore, 9 speed
My mom giggled the whole way back from the grocery store.