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09-04-2015, 14:42   #46
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These new? Peter Walker of the Guardian mentioned them (and their resemblance to a 1950s' vision of a space rocket) on Twitter.

http://boxercycles.com
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the rocket is deadly looking
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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!
Do we need to get a ticket as a spectator? Thanks.
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Do we need to get a ticket as a spectator? Thanks.
Not as far as I know.
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Got an old Cargo bike here taking up valuable space (and dust) in my workshop.
It works, but needs a new home.

Letting it go at cost price to make room.

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I might finally have got my finances enough in order to get a bakfiets.

Does anyone know up to what age would it be reasonable to carry children in a bakfiets for someone who's pretty fit (I already carry them one at a time in a trailer, and I pull dozens of kilos of cargo in trailers pretty frequently)? Two children, currently just turned six and approaching four. Six-year-old is pretty average size, three-year-old is small for her age. I was hoping to get about two years carrying both of them before the older one would be ok for longer journeys on her own bike and I'd transport the younger alone. I'm thinking of getting the short-wheel-base one from Greenaer, as I have a goods trailer for extra capacity anyway.

http://www.greenaer.ie/product/bakfi...go-bike-short/

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Also, someone mentioned this to me. First I'd ever heard of it. I reckon a cargo bike would be a lot better, but this is maybe an option:
http://rideweehoo.com/products/igo-two-2/
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Could carry mine for shorter journeys til he was 10 and he's tall for his age

Sorry, that's in a bullitt though

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Could carry mine for shorter journeys til he was 10 and he's tall for his age

Sorry, that's in a bullitt though
Might be roughly comparable (Bullitt is lighter, I guess, though). Thanks! That's good to hear. Would have loved to have got this earlier, but reckon can still get good use out of it.
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14-03-2016, 22:19   #55
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I have a bakfiets.nl short, but would recommend the long. I doubt there's much difference in weight, cost etc, but the extra space would allow the kids to spread out, maybe lie down, sleep? One of the great things about the bakfiets is the manoeuvrability, and a trailer may detract from this (I've never used a trailer, so don't know).

An option for the older kids is to ride on the carrier. My wife sometimes rides on the carrier, me on the saddle and the kids in the box: they love it!
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I have a bakfiets.nl short, but would recommend the long. I doubt there's much difference in weight, cost etc,
No, the short is about €100 cheaper, so not much at all. In fact, there's an ex-demo long on offer for about €1300 on the Greenaer website.

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but the extra space would allow the kids to spread out, maybe lie down, sleep? One of the great things about the bakfiets is the manoeuvrability, and a trailer may detract from this (I've never used a trailer, so don't know).
Don't think it would make that much difference, but I guess I only know how a trailer feels with a standard bike.

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An option for the older kids is to ride on the carrier. My wife sometimes rides on the carrier, me on the saddle and the kids in the box: they love it!
I was thinking that might be an option!

I was thinking the short would be more manoeuvrable, and more likely to fit in my (fairly big) shed.

I'll definitely have a look at the long as well, now you've said that.
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My wife has been told that the brakes on the bakfiets are poor and always need fixing.

Has anyone who's used one found the brakes wanting? I am leaning strongly towards the bakfiets, not least because I can just about afford it and it's always come out well in any online discussions or reviews I've seen.
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My wife has been told that the brakes on the bakfiets are poor and always need fixing.

Has anyone who's used one found the brakes wanting? I am leaning strongly towards the bakfiets, not least because I can just about afford it and it's always come out well in any online discussions or reviews I've seen.
Who told her that?

I don't think I've had any major on-going issues with the brakes -- last serviced around a year ago now and they work fine.
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they're internal roller brakes, standard Dutch bike setup. while they might not be more troublesome, they're definitely less effective than disc brakes. which is not ideal if you're carrying precious cargo

one of the reasons I went with the bullitt is the disc brakes. another being that no matter what went wrong with it, I'd be reasonably certain I could get it running again pretty quickly with spares in the garage, or "donations" from one of my other bikes worst case
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Who told her that?

I don't think I've had any major on-going issues with the brakes -- last serviced around a year ago now and they work fine.

Someone with an interest in selling Niholas and Bullitts, funnily enough. Definitely has worked with bakfietsen in the past, but I understand that Shimano roller brakes have improved a lot in the last few years.
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