I had tried unsuccessfully to increase the utility of my Lemond. The best addition I made was the Carradice bag, but it is still not the handiest thing to carry bulky items. I started looking for a bike to which I could add racks and baskets and a better way to pull my son's Trail-A-Bike; the classic cheap (craigslist)mountain bike was my choice. I may eventually Xtracycle this, but want to first see how much utility I can add with conventional racks, etc. I do go quite a bit slower on it, which makes the bike better for family rides.