Originally Posted by jinghong
I usually buy second hand, but seeing as there are not many available on the 2nd hand market, looks like I'm into €€€€€.
There was one for sale second hand earlier this year
, at what seemed like a reasonable price. (I suspect it might have been third hand, at least, as the seller in that ad had previously inquired on Boards whether anyone had a second hand one for sale.) I'd have been really keen on it myself, but for my lack of indoor storage space (and a big enough front door!).
I've riidden a bakfiets (from Bear Bicycles, mentioned above) and loved it, but I think if I were investing in a cargo bike I'd lean strongly towards a cargo trike
like the one in that ad- the grounded stability, not to mention the snow-going potential, give it the edge for me.
One other thing worth bearing in mind- well built cargo bikes keep their value. Don't expect a bargain. (And if you do see a bargain, well...
PS There's an interesting spat documented on the workcycles blog that arose following one man's assessment of different cargo bikes. He was, shall we say, less than impressed with the Larry vs Harrys (Harries?). But YMMV, and all that. I do think they look very smart.