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rwn

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Dec 2019

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    The insurance question is our our to-do list. If I get organised and find anything I'll reply here again

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    So we tried an Urban Arrow this morning. It's good, much nicer to ride that the Babboe. Wee man really enjoyed sitting in the box too.

    Handling took a minute to get use to but rapidly got some confidence (tho not enough to do a rolling U-turn on the small streets we used to test). The brakes (hydraulic disc) were good even in the the wet.

    Motor assist was pretty solid but I didn't try any big hills.

    Returning to the disc v roller: seeing as we have some pretty steep hills of non-negligible length, so discs would be be better for that. We will have a garage so it won't be stored in the rain.

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    This is why I don’t want a suspension fork.

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    I think we've eliminated the R&M Packster (the sus fork makes me very suspicious)

    We've tried a Babboe City which was quite good but the steering was super twitchy and the electric assist was a bit all or nothing - not quite enough to put us off but may prefer others enough to justify the £££

    Going to try an Urban Arrow and Bakiets prob next week and we're trying to find a good day for a trip over the Glasgow to try an eBullitt too.

    Any opinions about roller brakes vs discs?

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    Another vote for Eastside bikes. They have a tandem for 350 in the window that the mrs and I have been discussing...

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    I'm employed - work are in the process of agreeing a new upper limit so I'm hoping that will be high. I will be doing a nursery drop with the older wean on my way to work so I'll have to use the cargo bike to do that. Plus the electric assist will mean I'm no sweaty when I arrive as I'll have ~100m of climbing. Airtight amiright?

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    I had not noticed the sus fork on the RM Packster. I am also suspicious of that

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    Thanks- Dynamo /main battery lights is on the nice to have list as is the rear rack!

    Problem with test rides is we’re in Edinburgh! We’re aware of Laid back bikes here and Hive in Glasgow. Gonna ask around and get some test rides sorted- plan is to get the bike in feb/mar 2020 once we’re settled into the burbs and the worst of the weather is over- do t want the wee man to hate riding!!!

    I have to reluctantly admit 4K looking unlikely except for the Babboe :(

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    Packster 60 ticks all the boxes except budget.

    Im not keen on the Fr8, as it’s not a front box but liking the look of the Kr8, but no info on accessory prices and I dread to think what delivery from NL is... (€4100 w/o box etc)

    EBullit also looking nice but £4600 before adding box and rain cover etc

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    Thanks hive mind- much Googling to be done (due to the many thoughts expressed!)

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