Cargo Bikes

Bakfiets, box bikes, cargo bikes, transport bikes. Bikes that carry more than just the rider.

Members: 63
Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2017

Some cargo bike links that may be helpful:


Box Bikes distributed in Australia
Gazelle Cabby
Azor Bakfiets
Larry vs Harry Bullitt
Urban Arrow
Courier Style Cargo Bikes in Australia
Omnium Cargo
Long Tails in Australia
eZee Expedir
Yuba Mundo

Cargo Bike Library

City of Sydney and Marrickville Council

The Watershed Bike Library contains a fleet of specialist cargo bikes and trailers to allow cyclists to carry things that might otherwise require a car - from shopping, to kids, household items and more.

Australian Retailers / Distributors

Glow Worm Bicycles in Marrickville sells a selection of cargo bikes, electric and otherwise.

Omafiets Dutch Bicycles in Redfern sells new and used cargo bikes.

Cargo Cycles in Collingwood, Vic
... sell a range of cargo bicycles, including the Yuba Mundo

distributor of Larry vs Harry Bullitt bikes and Christianiabikes

based in melbourne with resellers in Perth and Adelaide

Dutch Cargo Bike
Also based in Melbourne, they import European made cargo bikes.

Discussion Forum

Deore XT BR-M8000 Vs Acera M395 Disc Brakes for Heavo Cargo and Steep Hills

Started by Rik Jurcevic. Last reply by Rik Jurcevic Feb 28, 2017. 11 Replies

Hi all,I'm modifying a (soon to be motorised) Yuba V4 cargo bike that will carry a couple of hundred kilos down some steep hills, so I want good brakes.I can get the Deore XT BR-M8000 for about $60…Continue

Big Apple or Big Ben?

Started by Jon. Last reply by Jon Feb 20, 2017. 9 Replies

I'm after new tyres for my cargo.Looking at the scwalbe website, it seems I could get big apples (currently on the bike) or big bens. Big Bens have a higher load rating (which I'm sure I make use…Continue

Tags: Apple, Ben, Big, Scwalbe, Tyres

2015 Cargo Bike Picnic

Started by Mark Lambert. Last reply by Re:Cycle Aug 15, 2015. 8 Replies

Hey cargo bike folks, I've put my hand up to organise the cargo bike picnic as party of the 2015 Sydney Rides Festival. Does anyone want to help out? I may need a bit of help this year as I have…Continue

advertising issues -cargo bike

Started by Melea. Last reply by Melea Aug 1, 2015. 2 Replies

my yuba e-boda is up for sale, but the advertising requirements are $50 (non refundable, I presume,-being paypal!) when a round of advetising is ony $10- this bike will be long gone before the…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by coops on January 19, 2015 at 10:29am

I just read your bike is twitchy when unloaded, I fitted a steering damper to mine and it make it much nicer to ride. Video link above.

Comment by Jay on January 19, 2015 at 10:43am

coops - Ah, yes, I saw that video. I actually ordered a steering damper with mine but am still waiting for it to come in.

And thanks to Alister Sharp, too, who let me test ride his Bullitt when I was considering the purchase. 

AdamM - I ummed and ahhed for quite some time before buying. Zeitbikes and Gazelle Cabbys were both cheaper but I fell in love with the Bullitt so totally understand that sentiment!

Comment by AdamM on January 19, 2015 at 12:08pm

Yep, the Zeitbike got me over the line in terms of getting a cargo bike and demonstrating to my wife that I'd actually use it, but while I love t's functionality I can't say I love riding it as the geometry just doesn't work for me.

A friend of mine insists I should get a Cabby, but the only box bike I'd now buy is a Bullitt. It's just that I am pretty certain a long tail will better suit what I need a cargo bike for. The towing bikes part is a big deal for me. Although there's still a part of me that wants to just say "Screw it" and but a Bullitt anyway...

Comment by Mark Lambert on January 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

Cabby with Trailgator. Works well, use it a few times each week.

Comment by Colin on January 19, 2015 at 7:05pm
I am about to sell my Bullitt. It's 4.5 years old and my boy has outgrown it (he can pedal himself now, and the exercise is good for him) and I have limited storage space for bikes, so it's time.

I haven't decided on a price, and I'm away from Sydney until February so it will have to wait until then. So if a second hand built is your go, stay tuned.
Comment by AdamM on January 19, 2015 at 8:01pm

Mark, that idea has occurred to me, definitely. Although there are also likely to be times when I want to cart one of my own bikes around and a long tail works really well for that.

Colin, I'm definitely interested! Get in touch in February. adammonline at gmail dot com

Comment by Jon on January 19, 2015 at 8:18pm

Hey Colin, your weehoo or ride along thing also up for sale?

Comment by Jon on January 19, 2015 at 8:29pm


Bullitts are pretty much the nicest cargo bike ever. But they are really small. I couldn't fit two small kids comfortably in one. (If only I could ride two at once )

I have a Christiania. It fits 3 kids OK, and two very comfortably. I like the door in the box allowing the kids to step in and out easily. I also like the solidness of a ply box and the cover.

Gazelle Caby's a probably bigger and have a fabric box making them easier for storage in small places. This also allows the box to be easily secured with a D-lock

But hey, both Peter and Maurice are on this site, they can sell their own product!

My advice, if you want a cargo bike, just get one. You'll keep finding uses for them!

Comment by AdamM on January 19, 2015 at 8:38pm

Jon, my take on the Bullitt is that they aren't that spacious if you use the "factory" side panels, etc. But I'd build my own box that was wider than the side rails so would have plenty of space for two kids. The Bullitt cargo area is longer than my "short" Zeitbike so it should be plenty big enough.

As I said above, I have a cargo bike so it's not whether I need one or not, but which one to get that's bigger than the one I have (which is actually rather small).

Comment by AdamM on January 20, 2015 at 8:02am

Did anyone else get emails with Justin's comments, but can't see the comments here?


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