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  • Where were you when I needed you, like last year?

  • We’ve got a Babboe City Mountain. I rate it. We run it pretty hard with 3 kids and it’s been pretty solid. It handles the steep cobbled Edinburgh streets without too much hassle. I think the box has more space than a UA, but the UA is definitely a nicer spec, better finish, etc.

    I think Raleigh just took over Babboe’s distribution in the UK, so spares and parts should be easier to find than they have been.

  • Thanks… will have to rethink on Babbo then. Bigger box sounds good.

    Have also discovered Riese & Muller, which if we get a good price for the car is possible. Is it the Rapha of cargo: nice but a bit pricey?

  • They're great, but the price felt really punchy! FWIW, if you want UA, Laid Back Cycles in Edinburgh is great (not sure which bit of east coast you're on!), but the lead times are killer from the sounds of it.

  • I also feel like the R&M will be expensive to maintain long term, especially if doing regular services at a bike shop. Because of the added complexity. In my mind that will also make them less robust to supply chain disruption.

    That's just my opinions from looking and reading about them though. Would be interested to hear from long term users

  • I really love this bike. And I'm very jealous of your rear hub.

    Incidentally, I'm also using this stem on my cargo. I've found it fairly difficult to find handlebars that are compatible... I've just fitted some 22.2 bars that aren't insanely wide and have a little bit of sweep and rise. had to buy two sets of shims. hoping they're an improvement in comfort from the last set that i fitted (these purple numbers):

  • wowwwwwwwwwwww !!!!

  • Honestly?
    Looking at you posting about madjax and wondering what the fuck I was doing wasting my time buggering around with bendy bits of plywood

  • Ahhh. I just wanted someone to do it for me!

  • Meet the magic bike (inherited name from the previous owners)!

    A Babboe curve with missing electrics has been floating about on eBay for a couple of weeks and when it got reduced I chucked in an offer and picked it up on Sunday morning (very satisfyingly fit in the back of my van!)

    As expected the handling is a little interesting (and would be frankly terrifying at 25kph!!) but it will be mostly used for the school run which is a 5k pretty flat loop took 35 mins in total which is fine and might get a bit quicker with a bit more practice!

    A few small upgrades planned like new grips, and perhaps a new saddle but it doesn’t want for much!

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  • How do they ride? I was tempted to the same for my cargo

  • Seems a good buy

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  • How do they ride? I was tempted to the same for my cargo

    Shockingly good for being a cheap wirebead tire. They roll faster than the Maxxis tire combo I was running before (though not as fast as the Powerblocks) and they're surprisingly sticky, especially in turns due to the coverage of the tread.

    10/10 would recommend for a light duty cargobike.

  • Anyone out there with a mini max WiFi, who'd be up for a swap with my cargo wifi?

  • Realised there is a small pouch on the front of the Storm Box on the inside which is perfect for a bluetooth speaker. So today's nursery run (and some other folks' commute) was to the sounds of Teeny Tiny Stevies. Along which much singing and dancing from the back.


    Mobile tattooing - cross post with tattoo thread

  • there are 2 pouches no? one on each side

  • And one in the middle, higher up

  • Selling my Kona Ute with child seat and ortliebs­38/#comment16589981

  • Moving out of the city, so for sells: Cargo WiFi size medium, black, webbing, yepp adaptor, right side wedgie bag, custom merit gear framebag, dynamo setup.

    About 1.5 years old, so papers and warranty good.

    Condition is good but used obviously. Am a bike mechanic, so will be sold serviced and tip top consumables.

    This is in Aarhus, Denmark. DM if interested.

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  • Up to what age do cargo bikes like a Bullitt work well for children?

    Daughter has just turned 5 and wondering if it's worth getting one or if we've left it too late.

  • Should have time left depending how how fast they grow - my boss's 10yo is still comfortable in the Bullitt and she's about 4.5ft/138cm tall.

  • Works fine for my 34 yo partner...

  • Have carried adults on my omnium with ease

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Cargo Bikes

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