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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: Sep 8

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

cargo bike useful in Manly, Balgowlah?

Started by Dieuwke Winter. Last reply by Sarah Imm Sep 8. 3 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

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

Comment Wall

Comment by Mark on August 31, 2011 at 5:04pm
Yep Yuba Mundo (built up from frame) with elation electric kit keller74.wordpress.com. Had it on the road for about 18 mths and regularly carry 8yo and 5yo (plus school bags, musical instruments etc etc)
Comment by Soren Harner on August 31, 2011 at 9:55pm
I have a Yuba too, alas no electric kit.  I cart around a 7 and 9 year old, mostly dressed in pink ballet clothes.  I get a lot of funny looks.e
Comment by Mark on September 1, 2011 at 10:28am
I too get ALOT of looks but my wife when riding behind me says I miss half of the looks and stares as I go past. As least I avoid the pink tutus, I've got boys!
Comment by Robflyte on September 1, 2011 at 10:35am

I went for a ride with my sons on the weekend and they were betting on how many stares I would get riding the long tail, I think they lost interest in counting after a while.

 

Big Dummy is the most useful best bike I've ever ridden.

Comment by Louise Young on September 1, 2011 at 11:56am
My 5 yr old threw a big tantrum a few months ago because nobody made a fuss about his bike and he was sick of all the attention my xtracycle got!  The boys tell me all the time while we're riding that someone just pointed/waved/exclaimed over our set up.
Comment by Maurice Wells on September 1, 2011 at 12:57pm
Yuba Mundo now has a factory fit electric option. They chose the eZee kit which we were chuffed about. Cargocycles in Melbourne has it listed here.
Comment by Mark on September 1, 2011 at 1:10pm
That is a nice neat system. I think the factory option is 500watt (I cant find the rating on the yuba site) so without modification, no good for Aussie riders who want to stay legal. As well as my Mundo I have another hub motor bike which is fine, but for a cargo bike the through the gears eLation seems much more efficient. It really makes the most of the nominal 200watt limit.
Comment by Soren Harner on September 1, 2011 at 9:53pm
Adults might wonder if we're crazy but kids just love it. When I take pick the kids up from school, the others all want a ride. I was in a bike shop with the Yuba a while back.  A guy with a $5k roadbike came in behind me, not sure what to make of it.  Then his kid said, "Dad, that's the coolest bike ever." My kids love singing when we ride along.  I like to think that makes every ones day a bit brighter, even if I am illegally riding on the footpath.
Comment by Louise Young on September 1, 2011 at 10:17pm
my kids sing too, often different songs!  They also spot shopping trolley's and green cars, competing with each other to shout it out first upon seeing one.
Comment by Robflyte on September 5, 2011 at 10:02pm

when other riders say hello they are looking at the bike, makes me feel left out, why does the Big Dummy get a hello and not me? :o(  lol

 

got an 'interesting' from a bike rider this morning.

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