Cargo and Utility Cycling


Cargo and Utility Cycling

This group is for members either currently into, or considering, using their bike for transport of more than your good self - whether it's kids, shopping, or even moving house!

Location: Adelaide
Members: 55
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2019

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Cargo biking with kids and hills?

Started by Roslyn Sim. Last reply by Roslyn Sim Feb 14, 2017. 12 Replies

HelloI'm brand new to this forum, and pleased to meet you all :-).Our family will soon be moving to Christie Downs, and should be within riding distance of school (Southern Montessori). I am currently researching ways to get myself and my two…Continue

Wanting to hire/borrow croozer

Started by Anna T Jan 14, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi, I am wanting to hire or borrow a Croozer if anyone has one for the weekend of march 13-14 if possible? Thankyou in advance!AnnaContinue

Tow bar mounted bike rack to accommodate a long tail cargo bike - yuba mundo

Started by David. Last reply by Andrew Dickson Feb 5, 2015. 3 Replies

Hello, I am seeking to borrow / hire / rent a tow bar mounted bike rack that will accommodate a long tail cargo bike and a standard second bike for 4 days late March. The cost to buy one is beyond me at the moment and I'd like to transport both…Continue

Excerpt from the forthcoming doco Birth of the Cargo Bike: excerpt from the documentary, LESS CAR MORE GO

Started by Gus Oct 2, 2014. 0 Replies

Not only is this an interesting doco it features a connection to Adelaide with photos and more of the Adelaide Long Bike first built in the 1970s.Continue

Tags: Adelaide Long Bike, cargo, video, film

Bakfiets rider height

Started by Kirstie P. Last reply by Paul Gardner-Stephen Jun 3, 2014. 8 Replies

Hi cargo cyclists,I'm interested in buying a Bakfiets, but am concerned about the height of the seat - I test rode a friend's bike yesterday and at the lowest setting, it was still slightly too tall - I couldn't comfortably stop it without falling…Continue

Considering a cargo bike

Started by Karloskar Hall. Last reply by Karloskar Hall Aug 28, 2013. 17 Replies

I'm considering getting a three-wheeled cargo bike to use instead of my car for shopping and business-related things, like picking up computers and components.I like the look of the Christiania bikes, but at nearly $4k it's just too much money. It's…Continue

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Comment by Savvas on April 12, 2019 at 12:25

Hi Cargo Cyclers & Bike Restorers, I'm doing a bike shed cleanup - getting rid of lots of stuff! Including the frame and wheels and other parts for a 1920s-30s, probably British, 'Bakfiets' cargo trike. That is, a 'tadpole' trike with a transaxle, 2 wheels and large box at the front. The whole thing was taken apart, grit blasted and then 'lost' for a couple of years in the project line-up. I'm never going to get to it so it's yours if you can collect before next Monday 15th when it goes into the hard rubbish. It's fully lugged and brazed with what look like pre WW1 BSA frame fittings. It would be a big job for sure but it's mostly all there. Very(!) solid although the transaxle is slightly bent. Be fun though! Sam, 0478514211.

Comment by Bicycle Fish on August 13, 2012 at 10:57

Chinese rider travels to London on his own rickshaw...

Comment by heather on July 11, 2012 at 19:34

Ditch the car
Article in RideOn of Jul-2012

A cargo bike can do most of the errands for which people use a car, but with greater health benefits, less cost and reduced environmental impact. Simon Vincett and Jon Miller tested 14 options available in Australia.

Comment by heather on April 23, 2011 at 23:09
Power-assist cargo bike to carry 600 lb

A group of Simon Fraser University students has found a new use for Vancouver's controversial bike lanes: a delivery service using electric-assisted cargo trikes.
Graham Anderson, a student of sustainable development at SFU and one of the founders of SHIFT Delivery Co-op says the service will use a heavy-duty tricycle with an electric-assist motor designed in England and modified for use in Vancouver's separated bike lanes.
"We're looking to carry about 600 pounds of goods in these heavy-duty trikes.”
Comment by heather on April 4, 2011 at 20:09
Does anyone know if Alex sold the Xtracycle? An AC member is asking about cycling with a 14-month-old. She is interested in a front seat, but I think that a seat for a child this size will make it awkward for the legs when cycling. I suggested that she join this group, also ask Jeremy if he has any hints on any additions to an Xtracycle to seat a 14-month-old.
Comment by Gus on March 28, 2011 at 22:28

Yes, the household has decided.

I know it is a good bike, nice Merida in red. Very good value.

Comment by Jeremy Miller on March 28, 2011 at 22:13
You should buy it Angus, it's a great deal, as new condition, and will love you back + the frame of the donor bike its red so you WILL go fast!
Comment by heather on March 28, 2011 at 21:51
Angus, has the household decided that you have enough bikes?
Comment by Gus on March 28, 2011 at 21:26
Alex is selling his Xtracycle... I'd buy it if I could.
Comment by heather on February 12, 2011 at 1:05
Ideas for ACC Bicycle Action Plan close on Friday 18 March. Join Adelaide BUG and post NOW.

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