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Cargo Bike (front loading)

Postby DC Runner » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:47 pm

Hi,

I have been testing out a cargo bike for the past few days and I really like it. I wanted to see if anyone on the board has experience with this type and can offer any positive or negative comments before I take the plunge and buy one. Picture below:

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Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Cargo Bike (front loading)

Postby silver » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:57 pm

No experience, or views, but I am curious as to the use you would put it to.
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Re: Cargo Bike (front loading)

Postby DC Runner » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:54 pm

My partner is pregnant and due in June. I'd like to use it for transporting the baby, as we do not have a car. We got a hand-me-down car seat carrier and I would install a harness for the car carrier to click into. I also would like to start a business selling vegan baked goods off a bike, rather than a truck (there are a ton of food trucks in Washington, DC right now). Also, the bike culture in DC is pretty weak and I hope to encourage people to think about riding a bike occasionally instead of driving all the time.
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Re: Cargo Bike (front loading)

Postby loveliberate » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:46 pm

Great ideas! While I haven't ridden one myself, cargo bikes of several varieties are very common out here. I have definitely seen folks using them to transport their kids as well as for transporting commercial goods, like this for example: http://b-linepdx.com/our-services/#delivery
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