I am looking to sell an as-new cargobike. I purchased in October but it is a regretful purchase. Nothing wrong with the bike! just bad timing for the finances.
It is a Mk 3 cargobike - have a look at the specs: Mk3 Cargobike
Cost me $1600 for the bike, including freight, plus hours of sweat and tears to get it together and in working order.
Very nice to ride, very smooth. I have been taking my son shopping (can fit 4 children or 1 child and loads of groceries!) and to kindy.
It comes with a Netti helmet (size S/M), rain cover, bike cover, plus bolt insert thing for securing a baby capsule!
These are the coolest thing - always getting lots of attention and it is nice to see more and more popping up around Adelaide. The wheel lock plus a strong chain lock makes it very secure.
Please let me know if you or anyone you know may be interested - I am looking to sell for $1300 ONO - huge discount considering how new it is.
jadie, notice that you are a member of cargo and utility cycling. suggest you post there as well, with a link to this discussion. do i have your permission to pass your advert onto some of the sustainability groups that i am in contact with.
good idea Heather.
Thanks, please do spread the word around, kinda want it in a new home asap!
I haven't had any interest yet so I have decided to list the bike on eBay.
The price has been lowered to a starting price of $700. This is seriously less than half of what I paid for it only 2 months ago.
Your chance to grab a bargain though!
Doh! I was in the market for one in August. Ended up buying the Mk1. That's a superb price for the Mk3! I will spread the word on Twitter and Facebook.
Question - what sort of brakes does this thing have?
Oh that's a shame Paul! Yes I have always wanted one but 1. it isn't working out for me, I prefer the croozer trailer (just used to it I guess) and 2. hubby wasn't thrilled that I laid out this kind of cash for it and I think I've had bad feelings towards it ever since! Please do spread the word around.
I'm not an expert by any means but with the rear one you just backpedal a little and it engages. The front ones are different (the brake cable threads through a metal 'arm') but they work well. I generally only need to use the rear one anyway.
Sorry to hear that Jadie. :(
Oh, the back brake is a coaster. I am considering putting one on my Mk1 as the brakes that came with it are rubbish - so I installed calipers.
Just letting you know that the eBay auction finishes around noon on Tuesday (just in time for Christmas!). There have been bids on the item but it is currently going for $711. If you are interested then get in quick or you miss out!
Thankyou everyone for looking, the bike has now sold.
Someone from Melbourne snapped it up for $915, in case you were interested.
Glad you sold it, Jadie. :)
I have 2 questions.
1. My husband is looking to by a Mk 3 cargo bike but is 6ft 4 (193.04cm) and we are unsure wether he would actually fit on it.
Is there anyone who has one that would mind us coming along and giving it a try?
2. Is there any issues riding them in SA. Im aware there is a width law on bikes and the Mk 3 is a smidge wider..??
Jadie sold her near-new cargo bike at a discounted price. She now lives in the Adelaide Hills and, due to the terrain, does little cycling with her young son. By now there could be a baby in the family, so a cargo bike would have been useful down on the plain.