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Old 10-10-10, 05:42 AM   #1
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The Mighty Friday

My Crusoe is my all-around workhorse. Here's a rather large box I strapped to the rack and hauled a mile down the road to the UPS store. This is the largest circumference load I have carried on the Crusoe. Though the box wasn't strapped down extremely well, it was better than it looks with my bike leaning against the steps, and we arrived no problem and indeed I brought the bike and box straight into the store.

On a side note, after dropping off that box, I rode to Best Buy and brought the bike into the store, where I then bought a printer which I strapped to the bike and brought home. I love SWB's!
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What did the large box weigh?

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It weighed something around 20-25 pounds. The weight of a useless, non-functioning, refurbished printer/boat anchor.
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I love it....good work... I'm hoping BF comes out with an Xtracycle kit for their travel bikes...so I can get my cargo biking fix and still be able to take the whole rig apart and store/transport it easier than a Surly Big Dummy....
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yes small wheeled folders make good large packet trolleys. Many a parcelled folding bike has got to post office on the rack of mine.
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They're also good for boat towing. The large gap above the rear tire is a plus. But for large packages I usually use the trailer that also carries the bike's suitcase. I took a piece of plywood and drilled a few holes in it (3 for the trailer bolts and some along the sides for attaching bungies or ropes) to convert it to a general utility trailer.
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Here's a cargo bike with 20" wheels being manufactured in Portland by Joe Bike.

http://www.joe-bike.com/bikes/cargo-...e-shopahaulic/

I think it starts around $3,000+. Love the GREEN!

More pictures on their web site.

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Here you can purchase a frame and build it up yourself. http://www.cetmacargo.com/20%20CETMA...go%20index.htm
I like the green from Joe Bike, I have some Cetma Racks and like that Cetma cargo bikes can be separated for portability.
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Here you can purchase a frame and build it up yourself. http://www.cetmacargo.com/20%20CETMA...go%20index.htm
I like the green from Joe Bike, I have some Cetma Racks and like that Cetma cargo bikes can be separated for portability.
It breaks into two parts, too - like a Moulton!!! Lots of interesting bikes being built in this neck of the woods.

"Bi-partable frame"

Yes, bi-partable is a word. The front and rear can be separated for shipping, travel, or storage.
CETMA cargo bikes are shippable via FedEx to your front door because of this feature.

Just noticed that vik has one of these in his fleet.
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They're also good for boat towing. The large gap above the rear tire is a plus. But for large packages I usually use the trailer that also carries the bike's suitcase. I took a piece of plywood and drilled a few holes in it (3 for the trailer bolts and some along the sides for attaching bungies or ropes) to convert it to a general utility trailer.
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I love it....good work... I'm hoping BF comes out with an Xtracycle kit for their travel bikes...so I can get my cargo biking fix and still be able to take the whole rig apart and store/transport it easier than a Surly Big Dummy....
Recently, I had an e-discussion with Walter at BF regarding modifying a QTandem to include a middle section which would be compatible with Xtracycle components. He seemed somewhat optimistic that the service department would be willing to take it on as a winter project.
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vik,

A BF cargo bike would definitely get my wife's attention. I will have to ask about their progress next time I talk to Walter.

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