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Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Oct 2019
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    ooks a lot wider when you see it from the top so turning radius might not be too bad,

    Article with more deets, https://e-bikerumor.com/2019/03/07/obstg­emuse-elian-ultimate-e-cargo-bike-hauls-­quickly-on-or-off-road/

    I wonder what it's like to ride without the headtube angle and rake usually incorporated into a fork. Steering must be creepily neutral.

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    Melia actually makes all kinds of different straps and attachments for an array of different cargo bikes to fit their seats in

    Yes and I ordered it along with.... but either it didn't show up or the two pieces of metal and crappy Velcro they sent me left me so unsatisfied that built my own, which I rebuilt last night.

    Last night I bought two strips of aluminum and moulded them to the back of the seat. I mounted those on a section of 2x4 that has a bolt through the floor of the box. I bent the top ends.of the rails so they hook over the edge of the box when the bottom section is bolted down. The seat is fixed to the rails with and excessive amount of Velcro tape. Now it's perfect and rapidly removable with one wing nut. The seat can also be removed from the contraption by breaking the Velcro bond, but the intent is to leave it attached. It's a lot of Velcro.

    Pictures later.

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    "I'll post pictures later" = "I'm at work and screwing off"

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    regarding child carriers, just got one of these infant carriers for the Bullitt. It is only 11 inches wide leaving tons of room for the older child in the 23 inch wide truck strap cargo box I use (Holde from Splendid Cycles).

    I built a removable base from wood for the seat that fixes to the floor of the box with one bolt/wing-nut. The seat drops on the base and is fixed with a velcro strap. It all can be removed as one unit by undoing the wing-nut. It wasn't easy to rig up and had it not been for some luck and a stroke of genius it may have not turned out so well. It's not pretty - almost a prototype. I could easily re-do with greater care now that I've worked out the kinks, but I doubt I will since this works fine and I've got other crap to do.

    I'll post pictures later of the set up.

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    yeah weird. ^^^

    anyone have any stories about overloaded cargo bikes, particularly the Bullitt? The official limit is 400 lbs including the rider for the Bullitt. Wording on the website implies the frame can take more than that, but the wheels may have a hard time. I've had near 450-500 lbs. Definitely felt a little much.

    I see no reports of broken cargo bikes on the web anywhere.

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    I have a bullitt. Same - basically - on the front end with a ball joint, but on the right side of the bike. The push rod is an elbow bent round rod to get around the wheel when turned left. It would twist and "fall down" as you say, except back end clamps into the steering apparatus preventing any twisting movement. Makes no noise.

    it's actually visible in a few photos in this search. 60 seconds of scrolling shows a few images.

    https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Larr­y%20harry%20bullitt

    such as:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/erikdaugaa­rd/2363894765/
    and
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cargobix/3­447738176/

    it's pretty readily visible on the UK Larry Harry site as well.

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    Herpese Simplex very rarely affects the inside of the mouth, usually only the external lips. Any of of you ever have eye pain / redness / blurring? I recommend seeing a good rheumatologist. They may ask you to see an ophthalmologist for careful exam. Bechets disease comes to my mind while sitting across the Atlantic.

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    Why is the box left open in the back? I understand the floor extends farther towards the pedals than most would, but that open back seems pretty hard to make use of.

    Also what are the cutouts on the floor towards the front for?

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