This was our 50lb haul today from various places.
Total cost of bikes and trailer from craigslist $220. The one advantage I do have is that I worked as a bike mechanic in college, so I have always maintained my own rides. That being said, the shop I purchased the Planet Bike Fenders from was willing to install them for free onto the "Yellow Cow" as it is named by my daughter.
The point of my post is that with a little bit of planning anyone can live car lite or car free. Even though a Cargo bike of some sort is in our future, these old Chicago Schwinn's are fantastic for any type of commute.
Have an awesome day!