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  • 650b rear wheel on an omnium classic is...

    a) great. You should so it
    b) fucking terrible... don't even think about it

  • Hey there. Can anyone recommend a good light to mount on the front part of a Bullitt, preferably one without a mount. Like, one with a very long rubber strap. Thanks.

  • R&M packster 70 delayed again until end of May. 8 months and counting...

    Have you got it yet?

  • Not a bad idea, but hardly essential.

  • Have they increased tire clearance on the classic for 700c recently?

  • I just know that i will ride it like a mountain bike because I'm an idiot. So a bit more tyre is all good.

    Wanted a WiFi really. If I get on with the classic, il put a blue WiFi on backorder for the next batch.

  • That reminds me. Is the tyre clearance an issue at the chainstays or the seat stays? Or both?

  • I just know that i will ride it like a mountain bike

    Please make an Omnium version of this! The owner of my LBS has an older Cargo with a 47b tyre and mudguard and IIRC it's not been modified at the chainstays.

  • from bullitt group on FB


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  • just got shipping notification today so hopefully here next week

  • Just put a deposit down on an Omnium WiFi, so excited. Quite like the idea of the backrest so can carry my GF Into town, but out of stock on Omnium website. Anyone know of one knocking around or aftermarket alternatives/hacks/bodges?

  • Ginkgo cargo bike:

    Looks lightweight. Has anyone tried it?
    https://www.ginkgo.bike/

  • looks totally impractical but clever.

  • Depends on the cargo really. An acquaintance of mine has one and it looks great for his baby-carrying duties.

  • with a bit of inspiration you could get 4 kids on there:

  • Depends on the cargo really. An acquaintance of mine has one and it looks great for his baby-carrying duties.

    Neat. That looks a lot more fun than pushing a pram up a hill.

  • Feels like a design for one job, which is carrying around small kids. Which is great, but not sure how long you’d be able to use it for (depending on how many kids you have, and how quickly they grow out of it)
    Looking on the website they don’t seem to have any accessories to make it into a cargo bike when not carrying the kids, maybe those are coming in the future.

  • Pretty small cargo area really.

    Like you say, well suited to the shape of a child seat, not so much for general cargo.

    It’s like they thought about the limitations the Bullit design puts on what you can carry over the more open, Omnomnom design as a good thing and built on them!

  • Ginkgo looks a bit bendy to me. Your usual long-john style bike twists quite a lot at the transition between the rear steerer tube and the cargo area. Bullitt is better because it's got a couple of diagonals going down. All that twist is moved back to the seat tube on this one.

  • Depends on the cargo really. An acquaintance of mine has one and it looks great for his baby-carrying duties.

    Yeah well speaking from experience the kids get bigger... Quickly.

    It's also basically the exact same size and shape as a long John, but with a giant bendy wheel up front, no cargo box and a tube over the top of the cargo area.

    Here's what I managed over the weekend. 250 lbs of wet hay to the local dump. Then two kiddos. Then groceries.


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  • Ha ha snap me at the weekend
    My Allotment 21-06-06 (7)r

  • Nice work @bright & @Zebra_Cyclist. I don't think our local dump/recycling centre allows bikes. Remember reading someone during the early days of the pandemic some recycling centres turning cargo bikes away due to health & safety, but a big long line of petrol/diesel cars with engines running whilst stationary was perfectly OK.

    @bright, love the fact that you did wet hay, then kids... :P

  • I should clarify that it was actually a compost center...

    which as a side note, is a huge thing around here. In fact the city collects organic matter each week during the rubbish run and compost it and then give it back to the community during spring time for free. Usually runs out by June.

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