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  • While the truly smug prefer their "bakfiets," until the entire city is David Byrnified with protected bike lanes I think a cargo bike built on a more "sporting" chassis like the Big Dummy is a better fit in Brooklyn--where you might have to dodge the World's Scariest Car:

    BSNYC Product Review: Surly Big Dummy

  • My 2000 dollar bakfiets got stolen (thank god for insurance), my everyday bike is cheap and ugly on purpose, and my racing bike has to stay indoors when not used because anyone can unscrew the wheels and the saddle.

    Matthew Yglesias » Electric Bike?

  • You can also mount the rocket launcher in the bakfiets with ease.

    BSNYC Product Review: Surly Big Dummy

  • Oh, but you are missing the nicest part of the bakfiets--while it might be a bit heavy and cumbersome, like a tank, it also batters scary cars like a tank.

    BSNYC Product Review: Surly Big Dummy

  • As for load carrying – do a quick search online for cargo bikes and you will see many, many ways people carry loads on bikes – from DIY panniers made using 5 gallon plastic buckets to beautiful dutch bakfiets.

    The electric bike sounds good, but… | Sync Blog

  • While standing there I noticed a woman riding with her toddler on a bakfiets* on the edge of the narrow road while cars that have waited for their turn to cross the ‘single lane only’ bridge come racing off, one after another, just inches from the lady and her kid.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The small wheel is moved forward, underneath the load-bed, and is steered using a linkage system similar to the bakfiets bikes used to deliver goods and children over in Northern Europe.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Or would a bakfiets/Madsen/trailer/Xtracycle suit you better? » Front Page

  • On another note, one thing I haven't mentioned is that Xtracycles, longbikes, bakfiets, etc ... will definitely block the exit / entryway. » Front Page

  • He told me he loves the traditional, cargo-in-the-front bakfiets design (and his early prototypes were in that style), but in his opinion, the bakfiets has a few flaws he wanted to overcome. » Front Page


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  • Steifkab backwards, as oroboros might observe.

    August 18, 2008