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  • I know a couple of people on here have 'cargo' bikes, i was wondering if they could point me in the direction of some good companies....i have the Christiana Bikes site, and ran a google check. The one i might be after i think i have seen being riden by a guy on here and it has the cargo area in the 'middle' if that makes sense?
    Thanks for any help you guys can give.....

  • Well, bikefix on Lamb Conduit Street is a good start to look at cargo bike, even some of the staff ride a cargo bike.

    bikefix.co.uk/

  • I know you might have your heart set on a particular style but the Xtracycle looks like a good, adaptable solution;

    xtracycle.com/

  • The bike your talking about is owned by Creative, it's called an 8-frieght.

    I don't like them, personally, and the creative one needed to be re-welded already.

    I rate the christiannas especially the smaller ones. The one I ride is massive, and fairly slow because of this.

    Also check out the cargo bike Surly is making, Matt (the hub) says they look awesome.

  • BTW, it's a good idea not to mention the state of peoples brakes on the forum.

  • mdizzle: Availability in UK will proberbly be zero.. but compared to the Chriatiania Bikes the other danish brands, "Sorte Jernhest" (Black Ironhorse) and BellaBike are better bikes imho, mostly because of the more modern rear wheel stearing.

    Sorte Jernhest:

    BellaBike:

    Both have different boxes to suit your needs..

  • BTW, it's a good idea not to mention the state of peoples brakes on the forum.

    and why not.......

  • Probably because you mentioned that they were riding brakeless, along with a description of the bike, and riding brakeless is (I think) illegal. I may well be wrong, there may be another reason.

  • plagways rides an 8frieght for work there awesome see

  • some people on here ride for a bike company that will send you home if they find out that you ride brakeless, and sometimes there controller is on this website.

    I ride with an entirely useless front brake simply so that I don't get sent home, but some people just prefer to stay away from the office. Let's not grass them up, even if you don't agree with brakeless riding, it's nice to have some control on how you ride.

  • those two cargo bikes pictured look awesome.

    Front loading and multiple wheels, ftw. Have you seen a cyclus maximus? Worth looking at for really really heavy loads.

  • some people on here ride for a bike company that will send you home if they find out that you ride brakeless, and sometimes there controller is on this website.

    I ride with an entirely useless front brake simply so that I don't get sent home, but some people just prefer to stay away from the office. Let's not grass them up, even if you don't agree with brakeless riding, it's nice to have some control on how you ride.

    Sorry Nhatt, i didn't know......thanks for all the info though!

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  • mdizzle, the 8 Freights are designed by Mike Burrows. I've briefly (although not over a longer distance) ridden one owned by bikefix and quite liked it. He used to custom-make them. Don't know if he still does. These guys have bike-based AV equipment, as an example of the many applications:

    av2hire.com/bikes.html

    I once rode a Christiania trike round and round the Eastway Cycle Circuit and found it hard work, although some people prefer them.

    Do you have any opportunity for test-riding cargo bikes in Brazil (isn't that where you live)?

    I'd suspect that there must be frame builders around there who could weld together a half-decent cargo bike?

  • not that much opportunity for test riding....i am back in europe in 2 months for a month so will be trying some out then!
    i can get a pashley style butchers bike here ad not for that much cash, and i know they can carry a fair weight....but am more interested in a bike with family carrying abilities....
    Frame builders are around....had not thought of that....thanks Oliver!

  • not that much opportunity for test riding....i am back in europe in 2 months for a month so will be trying some out then!

    Contact bikefix ahead of your visit--they can probably show you some.

    i can get a pashley style butchers bike here ad not for that much cash, and i know they can carry a fair weight....but am more interested in a bike with family carrying abilities....

    Oh cool, family HPVs FTW!

    Frame builders are around....had not thought of that....thanks Oliver!

    You're welcome. It's not the easiest thing to construct one from scratch or from a picture, but there may be someone willing to try it!

  • lightfoot cycles

    They do a bunch of recumbrants 2 and 3 wheel, some of the trikes have cargo area's. They also do trailers. But the link points to a cargo trike attachment for a normal bike which I thought looked quite good.

    They have inspired me not to give them any money and to build my own trailer.

    And then probably buy one from them when I fail dismally at that.

  • i have looked at trailers...but not that keen on having something else for brasilian drivers to try and hit!!
    also the idea of a recumbant on the roads i have to ride scares me.....from a visibility point.

  • Mdizzle, I'm going to PM you (at some point, when I remember), the e-mail of a swiss uy who built his own cargo bike. Maybe he can send you the plans or give you the what's up with what he's learned.

  • cool, thanks nhatt

  • those two cargo bikes pictured look awesome.

    Front loading and multiple wheels, ftw. Have you seen a cyclus maximus? Worth looking at for really really heavy loads.

    i have got a flatbed cargo from cyclus maximus.

    it is built like a fucking tank. i went down to bath where they're based before i bought it. they're sound guys, sound company.

    downside to using solid parts, british engineering and being an ethically minded company is that it cost a fucking fortune.

  • The Bigdummy is where its at for me..... though the 8freight gets a look in when I pass Bikefix.

    Look at all that space!

  • zaynan.com/index.htm

    A few options, I love the big dummy but the Yuba mundo are a cheaper choice

  • The big dummy looks awesome, I've seen 2 or 3 kids lined up on the back of one.
    I ride an 8freight every day, its pretty light for what it is and can carry really heavy loads, but if you're carrying kids around a 3 wheeler with front deck would probably be a bit safer, more stable and you can keep an eye on the critters.

  • Larry vs Harry
    larryvsharry.com/

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