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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: Jul 9

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.

Cheeky Transport in Newtown sell Gazelle bikes and Xtracycle.
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

NuVinci 360 hub

Started by Mark Lambert. Last reply by Jon Jul 9. 7 Replies

Has anyone in Sydney got a NuVinci hub on their cargo bike? I see an increasing number of cargo bikes in Europe are shipping with the NuVinci 360 instead of the Shimano Nexus.I just put a Nexus…Continue

Tags: nuvinci

decent brakes for heavy cargo bike!

Started by Melea. Last reply by coops Jun 17. 11 Replies

Hi there all, I have had the yuba boda for a few months now and its a great bike when working but im seriously thinking of selling up and buying a bullitt.Im having brake issues.a combined maximum…Continue

cargo bike pioneers /filmaker needed!

Started by Melea. Last reply by Megan Gibson May 19. 9 Replies

Hi there! If you havent heard of Liz Canning, she is crowd sourcing the documentary 'less car more go'…Continue

moving on from the babboe, to another more suitable cargo bike for sydney...

Started by Melea. Last reply by Megan Gibson May 19. 8 Replies

Hey there, after a long bicep injury, i reluctantly sold the babboe trike :( but now Im on the mend Im saving up for a gazelle cabby or bullitt cargo bike for my 8 year old daughter..anyone have…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by Maurice Wells on November 30, 2011 at 5:48pm

Hey Adam, you should totally come to the picnic on Sunday, yo'ull be able to see and ride many of the bikes you're interested in and talk to the people who use them.

The Yuba is a beast, it's a big bike for carrying up to 200kg (including rider) so I would guess it doesn't have the same ride quality offroad as an Xtracycle. It's got a 48 spoke rear wheel with a much thicker than usual axle. This is what lets it hold so much more weight than a Kona Ute for example (700c rim with quick release axle). It also means your plan of subbing in all  your MTB parts might not be feasible.

As you say, Yubas definitely win on price and without compromising on load carrying capacity, which points to it being a fairly heavy bike.

Maurice

Comment by Maurice Wells on November 30, 2011 at 5:51pm

My housemate with 4 year old on board Kona Ute fitted with eZee electric conversion kit. Note the amount of attitude in boy's face being drawn through the battery and funneled out the mouth

Comment by Robflyte on November 30, 2011 at 6:43pm
only ridden the dummy, love it. Usually forget i am riding a long tail bike, most comfortable thing i have ever ridden.
Comment by AdamM on November 30, 2011 at 7:12pm

Maurice, I'd love to come along on Sunday, but already have other things on, plus the idea of driving 2hours to get there across Sydney is horrible. :^(

I believe you can get axle adapters for the Mundo that enable it to take regular 10mm axle hubs, so I could swap in my existing wheels, just sacrificing some capacity. Not an issue for a bit of shopping and a child!

v4 of the Yuba frame is meant to be a lot lighter, so built up with slighter better spec components than the off the shelf Yuba should drop some more weight.

I really would like the Dummy, but I don't expect it comes cheap in Aus. Last time I checked I think it was nearly $2000 for frame and forks? A long way from the USD700 you could buy them for at the same time...

Comment by Soren Harner on December 1, 2011 at 10:15am

I have an early generation of the Yuba Mundo I bought for about $800 + $200 shipping. We added stand and go-getter bags. The components are cheap but durable, and it can carry massive loads.  I have had to replace broken spokes just once in four years.  I had to get stand rewelded because the mount wasn't robust enough. I carry two kids on it, 8 and 9 pretty, regularly, sometimes with a full load of groceries.

It's heavy, but weight doesn't bother me.  It's a comfortable bike for cruising around to shops and kids activities.  The fat tyres absorb everything.  It is a bit heavy for my wife.  She rides an electric EZee bike.

When I take the kids to school, all the kids swarm around I just love it.  The parents think we're nuts.

See you Sunday!

 

 

Comment by Maurice Wells on December 1, 2011 at 10:19am

When we rode the Kona Ute to Melbourne you hardly noticed it was a cargo bike. But the obvious reason for that is that it hardly is a cargo bike with its 700c 36spoke quick release rear wheel. The Yuba rides well and holds more. I guess somewhere in there a compromise lies between speed/handling and cargo carrying.

Comment by Ride2Wk on December 9, 2011 at 10:23pm

Here's an old photo of mine I've just scanned. I think it's from Jan 1981.

It's how I used to get my hangglider up Cape Byron. The "trailer" was made from 2 old bike frame rear triangles with top tubes fibreglassed on as cross tubes.

No helmet, no shoes, no worries!

For another more recent cargo creation, refer to my profile photo.

Comment by PeterT on June 28, 2012 at 11:47am

A pic of Yuba Mundo, electrified.

It looks great, but I was rushing off to get into traffic and didn't get to see the owner. 

Comment by Mark Lambert on July 20, 2012 at 11:22am

The latest issue of Momentum Magazine (Issue #57) has a good spread on cargo bikes. You can read it online.

Comment by coops on November 4, 2012 at 6:17pm

I ride a Bullitt Clockwork, stripped as much as I could of it then fitted it with Kojaks for better rolling.

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