Cargo Bikes

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

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Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2018

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 Mark Lambert on July 20, 2010 at 10:58am

I haven't attempted to take the Cabby down the Milson Point steps, I figured I would have much the same problem with it bottoming out. Really don't want to try it with the boy on board. For last year's Spring Cycle we caught the train across, figured I could wheel it through Northpoint Shopping centre but no, they had it blocked off so someone had to help me carry it up the stairs to Miller Street.
Comment by Colin on July 20, 2010 at 12:23pm
Hmm, sacrificial skids - not a bad idea. But I think it's the steering arm that's bottoming out, so it might not be good for that to bear too much weight/stress. More investigation needed.

Harbourlink would be ideal, but a quick fix would be to round out the sharp lips on the ramp - I imagine that taking a few inches of concrete off would do the trick. Would the council be amenable to the suggestion? It would make the ramps easier for everybody, not just cargo bikes.

Mark, I haven't taken the Bullitt on the train yet. Does the Cabby fit in the lifts? I measured the lifts at Kings Cross station and figured the Bullitt would just squeeze in diagonally, but I'm not sure all lifts are the same size. I'm assuming that using escalators would be out of the question...
Comment by hartleymartin on July 20, 2010 at 12:33pm

You can take bikes on escalators, but a loaded cargo bicycle might be another kettle of fish all together.
Comment by Mark Lambert on July 20, 2010 at 2:21pm
We've taken the Cabby on the trains a few times now. A few things to note:
1) It is a two man job - sometimes the gap between the platform and the carriage is quite large so my wife has to lift the front wheel for me.
2) Elevator sizes vary. Central and Parramatta have nice big lifts (Parra is biggest), but at some of the smaller stations I have to put the bike in diagonally and then lift the rear wheel and hold it about a meter off the ground and swing it round inside the doors. Not a major hassle.
3) Try and put your bike in the first, last or middle carriages near the guards compartment so you don't have people walking between carriages trying to get past it.
Comment by hartleymartin on July 20, 2010 at 3:16pm
+1 on point 4. It's bad enough trying to bring a regular bicycle on the train during peak hour let alone a bakfiet.
Comment by Mark Lambert on July 20, 2010 at 3:39pm

Can't really see it in this photo, but there is only about 5cm clearance at either end of the bike.
Comment by Colin on July 21, 2010 at 4:47pm
Cool, thanks folks.
Comment by hartleymartin on July 21, 2010 at 7:00pm
Any bicycle can be made into a cargo-hauler - install 1 carry rack, 1 pair of large panniers and a front basket. You'd be surprised what you can manage to haul around.
Comment by Colin on July 25, 2010 at 11:54am
I've been wondering the same thing myself. Hire a ute? Walk it there? I'll figure it out when (if) the time comes.

I can pick up the Bullitt and carry it up/down a flight of stairs single-handed - it's difficult, but not impossible. So it's not such an enormous thing that transporting it somewhere is a major hassle.
Comment by hartleymartin on July 25, 2010 at 2:28pm
What is the nature of the incapacitation? My usual response would be to walk it to the nearest train station, catch the train and then walk it to a mechanic.

Or to make friends with an enthusiast, and get them to come visit and help you out with it. Some would probably do it just for the opportunity to ride it around and discuss how you find it as a practical machine.


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