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benp1

Member since Jun 2014 • Last active Dec 2019
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    I've insured my cargo bike in my garage and they still want it locked. They couldn't care that it's an alarmed garage with CCTV outside. They didn't specify what type of lock (whereas they're more specific on my motorbike)

    If you're sticking it outside consider something like a ground anchor, then it gives you something solid to secure it to

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    All the good stuff is in the extreme sizes though. I think Rapha sell their old sale stock to SP to recover some cash

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    Looks great. I have the U tubes and a stoker bar rather than a hooptie or kid coral. Always wondered how they get in and out. Can they do it solo or do you have to lift them?

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    I don't see omniums in London very much. See lots of bullitts though

    Cargo bikes definitely need mudguards, just so much more practical. Mine is kitted with mudguards and dynamo, and the pannier set up permanently loaded with straps and bags etc. I just get on and ride it. Will be electrifying it shortly though!

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    Explore model seems like a triumph of marketing over content

    Can't see it being better than a standard Brompton (I've already lowered the gearing on mine so I can carry stuff/child more easily)

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    That looks like it fits pretty well actually. The only bit I'd be worried about is the pressure from the lower half onto the tube, it's focussed on two points, although you have already protected it

    You could probably fill the missing section of the bottom half of the clamp with something to spread the load if you wanted absolute certainty

    The kickback 1 doesn't clamp to that bit, but when the stand is engaged the legs have a piece that meets the oval tube. But on the kickback 1 that piece is ovalised so meets it nicely (actually I think there was also a round tube option too)

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    I have to disagree here, my kickback 1 works absolutely brilliantly on my big dummy, it's one of the huge redeeming features about the bike actually. Loading up shopping and kids is no drama whatsoever. If you can find one, definitely buy it, but unfortunately its highly unlikely you'll find one

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    I've seen a response from this in the past

    They think it might but haven't checked so won't guarantee it. They no longer collaborate on stuff and the design team have changed so it's likely but not definite

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