Surly Big Dummy AKA “Silverback Gorilla”

We have added another bike to our stable.  This rounds the number out at 8 bikes for the wife and I which is a ridiculous amount of bikes to our NON-CYCLING friends… Our cycling style has changed within the last few years based on the birth of our little girl.  That takes us to our current addition.

Surly Big Dummy
Surly Big Dummy

The Silverback Gorilla (Surly Big Dummy) was ordered specifically from our favorite bike store, Carytown Bicycle Co.  They have a very well thought out program where you bring your bike in and they clean it up, tune it and list the bike on eBay.  The profits (minus eBay fees) are turned into a store credit with Carytown Bicycle Co.  The shipping, tune up and listing is all done by the bike shop, you just show up and spend your newfound credit!

Surly Big Dummy
Surly Big Dummy

We turned a super fast Scott Plasma Pro Tri bike into a steel 50lb cargo bike!   You couldn’t have dreamed of 2 different bikes.  Honestly, you couldn’t have told me a few years ago (before my beautiful daughter) how much my life would change with her arrival.  So the change in cycling platform is not so crazy.  I’ve always thought a utilitarian platform like the Big Dummy would be cool; I just needed a reason to have one.  Well, now we do.

Surly Big Dummy
Surly Big Dummy

 

Surly Big Dummy
Surly Big Dummy

I’m excited to put a Yepp seat on the back and scoot around with our baby on the back.  I’ve already rolled to the grocery store, my CrossFit Workouts and just fun jaunts around the neighborhood.  The bike rides great and puts a huge smile on my face.  I’m stoked to be able to build this bike into an awesome on/off-road family touring machine.  Additions include, Jones loop bars, Dynamo hub, Brooks saddle and a Yepp seat.  Stay tuned for future rides and upgrades.

Surly Big Dummy
Surly Big Dummy

 Cheers

Adventure Family in Motion

 

Surly Big Dummy
Surly Big Dummy

 

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