> The Bakfiets Cargobike: Not What the Folks at Thule Had in Mind...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Not What the Folks at Thule Had in Mind...



Coming home with the new bike... Shippers wouldn't deliver to a residential address, so had it sent to my office in Beaverton 12 miles from home. A couple of planks from the shipping container wrapped with a blanket cushion the roof while the rear wheel is strapped down in a standard Thule tray. Took 3 guys to get it on top of the car, 2 to get it back off. Wouldn't want to do this regularly, but it is possible to move this thing longer distances without a truck. At about 60mph there were the beginnings of some disturbing oscillations up top. Lots of confused looks and rubbernecking from other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists coming through Portland. An anxious 2 year old Luc scales the car to get a closer look at his new bike.

2 Comments:

Anonymous MJ said...

What a beauty!

How much for the long cargo bikes?

How do you go about getting one?

2:36 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Check with Dean at Clever Cycles if you're in Portland. Otherwise, give Dan at The Dutch Bicycle Company a ring for the rest of the US. (see Bakfiets links on right hand side of this page) Price should be somewhere around $2500 plus shipping depending where you are and how the bike is set up.

11:43 AM  

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