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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: Nov 11

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

Omnium Cargo Bikes now available in Australia

Started by Maurice Wells Oct 5. 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. 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. 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

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

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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.
Comment by Mark Lambert on July 26, 2010 at 6:48am
Once when I was riding home from Balmain the chain broke on the Cabby. I had to walk the bike from Annandale to Cheeky Transport. Dave at Cheeky did the repair with my boy asleep in the bike the whole time.
I keep a substantial repair kit under the bench seat: pump, multi-tool, spanner,knife, spare tubes,patch kit, pen, cable ties, tape, small torch and a few other bits and pieces.
Comment by Colin on August 18, 2010 at 1:31pm
Who needs a cargo bike?

Comment by Mark Lambert on August 22, 2010 at 5:39am

Comment by Mark Lambert on September 9, 2010 at 8:54pm
Ad in Craigslist:

Stately Dutch MILF Magnet

Date: 2010-03-01, 11:20PM EST

This is a Batavus "PERSONAL" delivery bike. It's black, has one speed, a coaster brake, a kick stand, chain case, racks, and a dynamo lighting system. I discovered it in the basement of the Smith and Butler boutique in Carrol Gardens last October.

I am selling this bicycle because my therapist suggested I need to come to terms with my attraction to african-american women. No sister is going to date a 34 year old systems administrator riding a european grocery bike. However, when I would cruise slowly down Park Slope's fifth avenue, panties would literally fly off of every white or asian woman with a stroller and a master's degree.

I live in Williamsburg now and the bike confuses most of the women here. If I grow my moustache out a little and explain it only has one speed "like a fixie" I can sometimes get to second base. But for the most part I might as well have a soul patch and collect classic cameras. If you want to get some action I'd only take this baby out south of Atlantic Avenue.

Spring is coming and if you like flat-assed waspy moms who went to Vassar, this is the ride you need.

$300 O.B.O.
Comment by Colin on September 17, 2010 at 11:24pm
Here's a video showcasing cargo bikes in Copenhagen. For some reason the embed code isn't working, so you'll have to click the link. If you're interested in cargo bikes it's worth it...
http://vimeo.com/15030578
Comment by Colin on September 27, 2010 at 2:48pm
Comment by Mark Lambert on October 11, 2010 at 6:21pm
Lately I've been getting lots of inquiries about the cargo bike from people on the street, in parks and at parties, so I've added a few links to the homepage for this group. If anyone wants to add/correct/clarify anything please let me know.
Comment by Mark Lambert on December 27, 2010 at 2:03pm

Hey, I know Christmas has been and gone, but just found this on the interwebs:

Comment by Mark Lambert on February 1, 2011 at 8:43pm

An article in Guardian.co.uk on the booming popularity of cargo bikes:

Cargo bike makers carry high hopes

 

Sales of cargo bikes are on the up, and not just in their traditional strongholds of Denmark and the Netherlands. While it is premature to hazard that they might be the next big thing in cycling, there seems at least to be a clear pattern worldwide of increasing numbers of people using them to make jobs traditionally accomplished with a car a little less, well, job-like

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