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20-08-2013, 20:00   #31
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Actually, I'm trying to find some sort of lockable metal box that'll attach to the Bullitt now that the child is too big for the wooden one. Anyone got any suggestions?
We have the box Harry vs Larry supply ~€300.
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22-08-2013, 17:00   #32
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Will anybody bother cutting into the wooden box if you add a lockable lid? Might have to run the hinges down the sides for security though.
Yeah a lid was a thought, but after a few more thoughts I started considering trying to work some kind of tarp over it, thanks.

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We have the box Harry vs Larry supply ~€300.
Thanks, trying to keep it cheap for the moment tbh. Might pick one up if I'm in Copenhagen again.
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23-08-2013, 12:45   #33
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Yeah a lid was a thought, but after a few more thoughts I started considering trying to work some kind of tarp over it, thanks.
If you want to go DIY, you could consider recycling some election posters. I made up a cover for a car trailer out of the last election and a bag of rivets...
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23-08-2013, 16:15   #34
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If you want to go DIY, you could consider recycling some election posters. I made up a cover for a car trailer out of the last election and a bag of rivets...
How many years to I have to wait?
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Concise reviews of different cargo bikes:


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20-06-2014, 09:06   #36
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After seeing another cargobike around town last night I went on a hunt for them again but still nothing in my range but I did get a great price from an english company cargobike.co.uk

775 for their lugger
125 for front disc brake upgrade
95 for a box

Can't find a weight for it but even in Sterling it seems like a good price
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20-06-2014, 09:24   #37
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After seeing another cargobike around town last night I went on a hunt for them again but still nothing in my range but I did get a great price from an english company cargobike.co.uk

775 for their lugger
125 for front disc brake upgrade
95 for a box

Can't find a weight for it but even in Sterling it seems like a good price
They say they build it in UK so might be ok. Can't see them list tubing though. You could probably sort the box yourself and save money, but disc brakes are a definite.

My offer to try the Bullitt still open.
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20-06-2014, 09:34   #38
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My offer to try the Bullitt still open.
I've had a go on the Bullitt before, and almost got a second hand one in January but I was beaten to the bike by a guy who got there 20 minutes before me. I just can't justify the new price for it, well I can but I can't afford it would be more honest. If I could I definitely would as it was, IMO the same as riding any decent commuter, I have ever ridden.

If I haven't sourced a second hand one or decent equivalent by next year I am going to get a new one but until then I shall keep looking.
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20-06-2014, 09:49   #39
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Has to be said that the quality of some of the cheaper cargo bikes on display on Sunday was pretty poor. The Bullitt is well worth the money. Ours is still going strong, but it's well looked after and lives in the hallway (it's spoiled really).
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20-06-2014, 10:28   #40
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If your handy with the spanners, the Bullit frame kit is currently €1,317 with about €300 shipping. You can then put whatever you want on gear wise. (You need to let them know if your going internal or external so they can supply the correct drop outs.) I am seriously considering this route, and sacrificing my commuting bike for the parts, but will need to source a front wheel. The bottom bracket is threaded as an FYI. I have not done much research on this, or at least that is what my wife is being told.
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If your handy with the spanners, the Bullit frame kit is currently €1,317 with about €300 shipping. You can then put whatever you want on gear wise. (You need to let them know if your going internal or external so they can supply the correct drop outs.) I am seriously considering this route, and sacrificing my commuting bike for the parts, but will need to source a front wheel. The bottom bracket is threaded as an FYI. I have not done much research on this, or at least that is what my wife is being told.
Just to be clear, you mean internal hub rather than internal cabling.
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Just to be clear, you mean internal hub rather than internal cabling.
My husband changed the rear wheel on ours from the original one with the Alfine hub to a wheel with a Shimano cassette without issue.
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They say they build it in UK so might be ok. Can't see them list tubing though.
They have got back to me with a typical weight of 28kg without the box, although they have pointed out that they are all custom built so it would depend on the desired length in the end.

Does not sound terrible considering I have heard cheap steel cargo bikes coming in at 34kg+ sans box.

I do like the idea of the frameset and building it up myself but would want to work out the costings for wheels and gearsets etc. My father is quite a handy carpenter and metalworker as well so if I go for it next year I may give him the dimensions for the box (on the bullitt site) to create a custom one if he has time.
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It might not be posable at the current scale of the cargo bike industry, even across Europe and beyond, but I'd love to see a cargo bike at purchase finance system mirroring a lot of what happens with the financing and sales of cars.
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Just a quick heads up. The next cargo bike championships are happening in the Phoenix park again, this year on Sunday the 21st of June.
Looking forward to seeing a few more new bikes/faces there.
spread the word!
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