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  • Pedant badge please

    Sorry, you did'nt pick me up on my gross genralisation of rear spacings.

  • I forgot on the front spacing 80 mm Brompton and other folders too.

  • Why would you want to find a clever way of transporting a folder......????

    they fold!!!

  • Rear

    110 BMX, old track and some dutch style bikes,
    120 track and osome old single speeds,
    126 5,6 speed,
    130 road bike,
    135 mtb,
    140 some tandems,
    145 tandem "standard",
    150 12 mm though axle downhill,
    160 Santana tandem rear spacing.

  • Why would you want to find a clever way of transporting a folder......????

    they fold!!!

    but you're transporting it for a friend!

  • Can I have my badge now please

  • wheres that pic of Ed cycling home with his new BJ theraded through his courier bag?

  • I forgot 135 mm front on some snow bikes and a proposed 142 rear for some MTBs but I don;t think it's out yet.

  • For those who sometime have cargo bike to haul stuff on a daily basis/due to job requirement, get the Alfine 11.

    I have to pull 120kg worth of stuff to move flat (exceeding the trailer's 90kg limit), the ratio on the new Alfine hubs is a godsent, the 1st and 2nd gear have a slightly big gap, but after that, the rest of the range felt pretty close and even, almost as close as a derailleur.

    it made a huge difference especially when most internal hubs have a bigger ratio, that you need to spin it really fast in order to change gear that end up making you mash it instead.

    the shifting were a bit sticky, but eventually start to be more precise as the internal hubs started to bed in.

    Really impressed with it, especially when I can go through several gear with just a couple or so click at the rapidfire shifter just like with derailleur, I genuinely don't think it's worth getting an Rohloff when you have the Alfine 11 (unless you're doing those round-the-world touring).

  • I have skim read the thread and I couldnt see this site on here;

    Does anyone know if they are any good ? Trusted ? We are looking for one for the kids, but bellabikes are too expensive for us at the moment.

    http://www.tricycleweb.com/?gclid=CNm35c­jM5KYCFUEOfAodJDpN6g

  • I had a look at one of them a while back. They just seem to be a no-name version of a christiania. Not sure about what the frame is made of and it may weigh a ton.

    Actually on a more detailed look they seem pretty decent - nexus 7 speed, oh just seen the weight - 58kg! probably the frame is gas piped to keep it cheap. hope my trike is not going to be pushing that sort of weight!

    For £700 it looks decent enough. half the price of a christiania.

    this looks good too
    http://www.tricycleweb.com/bakfietsen/mo­del-020-lb.html
    still 41kg though

  • Saw this in line and thought it might be of itnerest too, not heard of Bulli9t bikes but liked the name
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/bi­ke-blog/2011/feb/01/cargo-bike-bullitt-c­etma-christiania

  • Bullitt are awesome, prefer their design to that of the Christiana. Two wheels makes more sense to me, not ridden a Christiana but when I had a go on a Bullitt it was surprisingly good fun and quite quick.

  • Wow it even has a cup holder.

  • Here's my bro with a bike on a bike last summer

  • Bullitt are awesome, prefer their design to that of the Christiana. Two wheels makes more sense to me, not ridden a Christiana but when I had a go on a Bullitt it was surprisingly good fun and quite quick.

    Looks like a fair beast! :)

  • It's definitely harder if the weight on the bicycle rather than the trailer, so fair play to him.

  • Is that your new bike?

    Pretty nice.

  • Lol...

  • trike test for kiddie carrying, nice to here how they all actually handle

    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment­/on-test-bicycles-to-fit-the-family-4197­40.html

    also it makes me feel happy in building one, the effort will be worth it.

  • Basically cut up a rear rack, cut and bent some brackets, then used whatever i could find in my parts box. Wheels came from a Masi, some cheap unsealed hubs to some weinmanns.

    Frame is a Kuwahara, was an Indi Hawk (here in Australia). Kuwahara headset and bb cups with gipiemme spindle, Kashima Saddle, Sugino Aero Mighty cranks, Stronglight fluted seat post. Stem and bars are cheapy items. Oh and the Penfold Grange Wine Box from the oldies.

    Plans if i decide to actually spend on this thing - coaster brake 700c wheelset, 26.0 post (a nicer one), powder coat frame, Nitto Stem with VO Montmartre bars, varnish/weather seal the box. But we'll see, i kinda like it being an 'i dont give a fukk' bike.

    The bike

    The box


    The DIY


    The cranks

  • Hey does anyone know what the Pashley cargo is like?

    http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/custom­-design.html

    Basically another company is buying a sponsored delivery bike for The People's Supermarket. Now when I found out it was actually a Pashley they were getting I had a look and it just seems so impractical, slow and too difficult to balance loads especially for London streets...

    Any thoughts of better recommendations that you can think of?

    Thanks in advance!

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