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Cargo Bikes

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

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Latest Activity: May 25

Some cargo bike links that may be helpful:


Bikes

Gazelle Cabby
http://gazellebicycles.com.au/gazelle-2010-collection/cabby.html
Larry vs Harry Bullitt
http://www.larryvsharry.com/
Yuba Mundo
http://www.yubaride.com/utility-bicycles-models.html
Xtracycle Radish
http://www.xtracycle.com/cargo-bicycles/radish-cargo-bike.html?limit=5
Trek Transport+
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/gary_fisher_collection/urban_utility/transportplus/

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

Glowworm Bicycles in Marrickville sell a selection of cargo bikes, electric and otherwise.

Nicebox are in Melbourne http://www.nicebox.com.au
Cargo Cycles in Collingwood, Vic
http://www.cargocycles.com.au/
... sell a range of European designed, made in China bikes

Dutch Cargo Bike
http://dutchcargobike.com.au/
Also based in Melbourne, they import European made cargo bikes.

Discussion Forum

2015 Cargo Bike Picnic

Started by Mark Lambert. Last reply by Emmy Heikamp May 25. 5 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

Omnium Cargo Bikes now available in Australia

Started by Maurice Wells Oct 5, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi guys,we've started importing Omnium Cargo Bikes from Denmark, selling through Omafiets and Glow Worm bicycles. They're a great general purpose cargo bike, more towards 'courier' than 'family'…Continue

Tags: Worm, eZee, Glow, Omafiets, Omnium

Cargo Bike and Electric Bike Picnic/festival October Sunday 12

Started by Maurice Wells Oct 5, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi Ho everyone,we've organised Sydney's first ever electric bike festival as part of Sydney rides festival, on Sunday October 12 at Sydney Park. As part of that there will be a cargo bike picnic, a…Continue

cargo bike useful in Manly, Balgowlah?

Started by Dieuwke Winter. Last reply by Maurice Wells Oct 5, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi there! I will be moving from the Netherlands to Sydney 15th October. I have 3 small kids and in the Netherlands I do all my movements (to/from school; groceries; going to the beach) by cargobike.…Continue

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Comment by AdamM on January 19, 2015 at 10:19am

That looks great! I've wanted a Bullitt ever since I first saw one many years ago.

I'm currently riding a short Zeitbike but it's got a bit small for my two kids (the older is now 5 1/2) so I need to replace it. I think I've finally convinced myself that a longtail style will be better suited to what I'll actually use the bike for in futre. Namely carting my two kids around, including towing my son's bike after he gets too tired, or towing my polo bike when I want to get to polo more quickly than a 32-19 gear ratio will allow. So I think I'll be buying a Yuba Mundo instead of a Bullitt. And that makes me sad.

Like that beautiful girl in high school, the Bullitt will probably always be "the one that got away".

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acQMQtHvh68

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

AdamM:

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).

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