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For Sale: Kona Minute cargo bike

  • 17-01-2022 10:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭

    Hi all,

    Selling my 2013 Kona MinUte. It's the 18 inch model. This is the smaller of the two sizes (it used to come in 20" also), I am 6 foot and it's fine for me. The Brooks B17 in the photos is not included.

    Included are the two original Kona massive pannier bags, which fold up quite neatly when not in use. These are easily removable from the rear and can be used individually also. I also have a (rusty but usable) Dutch style front rack which you are welcome to.

    If you want to use it for kids, I also have a child seat which is great for older kids (my 7 year old used it) and fits nicely on the back (with the flat deck removed) whilst also leaving space for panniers behind it. It has adjustable foot rests which fold back up when not in use.

    The bike is in perfect working order but is 9 years old so has the usual paint chips and spots of rust on some bolts here and there - but only cosmetic stuff. It flies along and handles like a normal city bike but with loads of carrying capacity on the rear deck. Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres on it with plenty of life left. Full details of the model are at

    Looking for €250 (without the saddle). Bike is for collection only in Ballsbridge.

    Thanks for looking.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,689 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle

    I'll offer 200, can collect anyday mid week from Ballsbridge.

  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭Dexif

    Thanks CramCycle, would you meet half way at 225?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,712 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    Offer asking pending inspection

  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭Dexif

    Thanks fat bloke. I think as you offered the asking first then it goes to you by the forum rules, regardless of whether CramCycle matches? Am I right?

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 46,977 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    generally, yes, unless it's an asking with a condition that is impractical, e.g. 'i won't be able to inspect it until the next double moon'.

    'pending inspection' would be a fair condition.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭Dexif

    Perfects thanks MB. Moving to pm...

  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭Dexif

    Just collected by fat bloke. Pleasure to deal with again!

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,712 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    So ah... Does anyone need anything from Tesco?? 😁

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,535 ✭✭✭Trekker09

    Can you deliver a pizza down to Kilkenny, ta 😉

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,689 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle

    Sorry I missed your replies, let me know if it doesn't work out Fat Bloke

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,712 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    I tend to have a bit of garage turnover alright and if it stops getting used it'll get the door sharpish. But I took it to school today and it was wonderful!

    I have a lot of bikes but I think this my first ever bicycle 😂. For the rest of the school year I've to do two days in a school in the city and I realised yesterday they've no place at all for bike parking, well at least not nice bike parking. I cycled in on my Aeroad and had to leave it outside all day behind a rusty aul prefab and I was glad it still there in the evening. So the Kona was fantastic. A Dutch, head in the air trundle in in the morning. Not much slower than the Aeroad and you can actually use the bike lanes cos of the comfortable ride. Full mudguard protection for the slightly damp spin home, and it actually steers and cycles beautifully.

    Plan is to use if til June anyway and then see after that. It's very big/long for our shed so it might get matching orders for that, but for the moment it's perfect.

    Oh and centre stands!!! - Genius!!

    Motorbikes are the same, all the race-bikers turning their noses up at the granny tourers and their centre stands - until you get a bike that has one and see how bloody clever and useful they are!

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,192 ✭✭✭MojoMaker

    "Not much slower than the Aeroad".

    Somebody should tweet that to Canyon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,712 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    Ha ha ha 🤣. I won't be taking it up the gap just yet.

    I did have me first cargo gig though!

    Another handy thing about it is it's lot more of a one-size-fits-all than other bike shapes. Drop the saddle and either of my daughters can take it for a spin. It's probably fractionally too small for me, the saddle is on the limit mark and could still come up a cm, and the bars could be higher, but it's fine. The gas thing is that everyone I've put up on it to go for a spin - within three turns of the pedal they have smiles on their faces. It's a very pleasurable thing to cycle.

  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭Dexif

    This thread had turned into something like someone watching their ex move on with their life without you 😭 😭...

    Seriously though, great you're enjoying it fat bloke. It's a great bike...

  • Registered Users Posts: 194 ✭✭WOT

    Need a washing machine moved if you are free over the weekend?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,712 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    Hahaha. I'm showing her a good time around town 😂.

    Of all the fine carbon I have to display, would you believe I got my first "Nice bike" ever from a passing stranger today outside a cafe. And a woman at that! Is there no end to its abilities!!?! 😁

  • Registered Users Posts: 194 ✭✭WOT

    Cargo bikes rock!

    check out the cargo bikes thread on LFGSS if you have a couple of days to lose reading nonsense.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,437 ✭✭✭TheBlaaMan

    That is a lovely bike. Stick an aul motor in it and it would be perfect for use-by-all-the-family job. I'm getting old....

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,254 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie

    Wish I'd bought this myself, as might have been perfect for my wife to commute with

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,192 ✭✭✭MojoMaker

    If you can hang on about 3 months (on average) I'd say you'll get another crack at it Weepsie.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭munsterleinster

    Wife never got on with the the 'Ute as she felt it was a bit top heavy.

    I though it was very versatile and great craic with the twins on the back..