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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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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

Riese und Muller Load : looks pretty good

Started by Mark Lambert. Last reply by Phil Byrne Mar 28. 2 Replies

I saw this on the webs…Continue

Riese und Muller Load : looks pretty good

Started by Mark Lambert Mar 18. 0 Replies

I saw this on the webs…Continue

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

Started by Melea. Last reply by Melea Mar 16. 7 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

Sydney Cargo Bike Picnic 2013

Started by Mark Lambert. Last reply by Mark Lambert Aug 15, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi cargo folks,I've decided to pull my finger out and get the ball rolling for the Sydney Cargo Bike Picnic for 2013. We did one in 2011 and despite the rain it was a great success. I've seen heaps…Continue

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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 Sir 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 Sir 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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