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bobbywisebobbywise Posts: 23
Hi,

Just wondering if there would be any interest in a cargo bike forum :D

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  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    Yes. I want a bakfiets short.
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,933
    As a Johnny Loco cargo trike owner, YES!

    (Although in all honesty, wouldn't that go under "Commuter", unless the idea is to boost/highlight Cargo Bikes as a THING?)

    Edit - answering my own question, possibly not. Difference between cargo bike for families ( Family & Kids group) and Cargo Bike for Cargo such as a Business thing.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    yes please.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,420
    A yes from me please :-)
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  • batmobatmo Posts: 280
    If there's going to be a cargo bike forum, there should also be a recumbent forum...
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    batmo wrote:
    If there's going to be a cargo bike forum, there should also be a recumbent forum...

    sound good to all of us here.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    can we have a gravel cargo subsection?
  • Cargo bike forum. FFS.
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 3,980
    Tandem sub - forum?
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    batmo wrote:
    If there's going to be a cargo bike forum, there should also be a recumbent forum...

    Think you need a lie down mate
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    Cargo bike forum. FFS.

    They're big in my city. Literally and figuratively. And censored expensive.
  • Cargo bike forum. FFS.

    They're big in my city. Literally and figuratively. And ******* expensive.

    Yeah but a forum for them, how many posts will it get? I reckon you should REALLY go for the niche market, maybe a unicycle cargo forum for gay black disabled Marxist dwarfs? :lol:


    I should add not only do we have none where I live, I must confess at first I wasn't sure what was being referred to and had to google to find out. #livingashelteredlife
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    They weigh a lot (30-40kg) so good for where it's flat.

    Even the small bridge over the local river has me searching behind the sofa for the extra £1000 to make it pedelec.
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,933
    Cargo bike forum. FFS.

    They're big in my city. Literally and figuratively. And ******* expensive.

    Yeah but a forum for them, how many posts will it get? I reckon you should REALLY go for the niche market, maybe a unicycle cargo forum for gay black disabled Marxist dwarfs? :lol:


    I should add not only do we have none where I live, I must confess at first I wasn't sure what was being referred to and had to google to find out. #livingashelteredlife

    An excellent example of why supporting such a niche market and raising awareness of it, especially in light of the climate crisis and the ULEZ is beneficial.

    I'd love bike radar to have an article on Cargobikes - and will even lend mine for them to test :)
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    agree completely - the more the merrier and as its a growing area of cycling we can't see why not.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,933
    agree completely - the more the merrier and as its a growing area of cycling we can't see why not.

    Yep - esp with the electric versions getting a little more affortable.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    A pedelec bakfiets short is over £3,500!
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 3,980
    A pedelec bakfiets short is over £3,500!
    That's very affordable to some on here. You could probably save that on tax with the help of one poster on here. :)
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    You can get govt grants to buy them too!
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 3,980
    You can get govt grants to buy them too!
    How? Why? What criteria are the grants given? Does it involve benefits receipt? Do they cover 2/3rds or more of the cost?
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,933
    A pedelec bakfiets short is over £3,500!
    That's very affordable to some on here. You could probably save that on tax with the help of one poster on here. :)

    I did only say " A little more affordable" . Still, when compared to the price of a car, let alone an electric car over a year, it almost certainly pays for itself.

    Especially if you're lucky enough to be working somewhere where you can buy them pre-tax under a Cycle to Work scheme or similar...
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,933
    You can get govt grants to buy them too!
    How? Why? What criteria are the grants given? Does it involve benefits receipt? Do they cover 2/3rds or more of the cost?

    I know Scotland's Energy Trust does such grants[1] - Shirley's in NZ I believe, not sure what the grant systems are like over there.
    [1] it's actually a loan : https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/sc ... ebike-loan
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    I am in the UK - Cambridge. There's a couple of Facebook groups about them, mostly with parents as they are great for lugging kids about.

    The grants are for businesses who want to buy one. My wife works for a small business up here so I think she may ask the owner to buy one.

    https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/tr ... grant-fund
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,933
    I am in the UK - Cambridge. There's a couple of Facebook groups about them, mostly with parents as they are great for lugging kids about.

    The grants are for businesses who want to buy one. My wife works for a small business up here so I think she may ask the owner to buy one.

    https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/tr ... grant-fund

    Oh - whoops, soz for the Mis-id. There's someone on here from NZ...
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • bobbywisebobbywise Posts: 23
    I think cargo bikes are useful. My Nihola has PowerTap pedals with flywheel’s clip adaptors — that way I can monitor my power output to ensure I’m not relying too much on the electric assistance!

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