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Old 08-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Cargo bikes. Are you on the 0cc band wagon?

I've been toying with the idea of picking up a bike this year, and have been trying to narrow down the list of possibilities to a set of features that would give me terrific terrific bang for the buck. And I think I'm on the cargo bike band wagon. Or at least, soon to be.

I've seen one or two in my neighborhood, which turned out to be a Cetma cargo bike. They seemed like really great, functional carry-alls. I think I could literally do all my errands on it.

Now, there are electric assist versions, there are retrofit kits, kid carrier accessories. There are alot of options to make it a real practical part of life. After putting a ton of thought into whether it makes better sense to get a mountain bike, a hybrid, touring, folder, race, etc etc... the cargo bike seems to be winning out.

Kinda psyched. Looking forward to figuring out which one.

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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that is pretty cool. I could see getting a lot of shit done with the electric assist bike..

problem is, i have enough trouble hauling my fat ass around, much less my fat ass and all the stupid stuff i would try to haul.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:20 AM   #4
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Im leaning towards the Yuba Mundo.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:08 AM   #5
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Very cool stuff
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:13 AM   #6
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Lot's and lot's of cargo bikes here in Salida; Sometimes there are more bikes downtown than cars.

Here's mine:

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:22 AM   #7
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Lot's and lot's of cargo bikes here in Salida; Sometimes there are more bikes downtown than cars.

Here's mine:

I must have missed THAT ride report.... I bet it looks better with a basket full of hawtness
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:41 AM   #8
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I must have missed THAT ride report.... I bet it looks better with a basket full of hawtness
I've had it for about 3 years I think; I use it for local deliveries and hauling stuff to UPS, etc. My daily driver isn't technically a cargo bike, but I've hauled many boxes of shirts, tons of groceries, tee shirt orders to the post office, etc. If you've ordered an ADV shirt, it went for a ride in this:

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:46 AM   #9
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I've had it for about 3 years I think; I use it for local deliveries and hauling stuff to UPS, etc. My daily driver isn't technically a cargo bike, but I've hauled many boxes of shirts, tons of groceries, tee shirt orders to the post office, etc. If you've ordered an ADV shirt, it went for a ride in this:

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #10
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dude, that is sweet, and imma let you finish, but this is the best cargo bicycle OF ALL TIME, OF ALL TIME:

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Old 08-28-2012, 01:50 PM   #11
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Surly Big Dummy... Yuba Mundo in background:



Big Dummy makes a great touring bike as well:

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Old 08-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #12
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this guy is around the corner from me. he builds some cargo bikes.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #13
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those are cool! but MAN..... there is a lot of kool aid drinking going on there.

Why cant people just do cool things and not be so self righteous about it?
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:55 AM   #14
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those are cool! but MAN..... there is a lot of kool aid drinking going on there.

Why cant people just do cool things and not be so self righteous about it?
I think it takes a certain personality.

Other than that I got nuthin

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Old 08-29-2012, 06:48 AM   #15
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those are cool! but MAN..... there is a lot of kool aid drinking going on there.

Why cant people just do cool things and not be so self righteous about it?
Word.

The trendy self righteous yuppies spend 2K+ on electric assit cargo bikes, while practical functionality for a few hundred dollars looks like this. My area is flooded with used $50 Burley kid haulers prime for simple conversions to cargo.

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