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    Now THIS is a utility bike!

    A super duper heavy duty Japanese bike from a long time ago:

    http://chikutakurinrin.cocolog-nifty...ika-heavy.html

    Heavy duty everything. It's even got its own built-in trailer hitch!

    M.

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    that is way cool
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    My God, look at the QUALITY of materials and workmanship there. That's what Worksman should have been. No diss on Worksman intended.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    Dear Santa....

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    The Felt Cafe 8 is a prettly nice modern medium duty utility bike with 700c wheels. 19 3/4" chainstay, 45 3/4" wheelbase.



    http://2009.feltracing.com/09-catalo...-8-deluxe.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    The Felt Cafe 8 is a prettly nice modern medium duty utility bike with 700c wheels. 19 3/4" chainstay, 45 3/4" wheelbase.



    http://2009.feltracing.com/09-catalo...-8-deluxe.aspx
    Aluminum frame...

    I would consider this the modern incarnation.

    Or if you are looking for less expensive the Torker Big T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post

    I would consider this the modern incarnation.



    Aaron
    Absolutely

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    Maybe I should start thinking about building bicycles like this...

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    My first response was, "that looks just like the bike that the mailman uses in the animated movie My Neighbor Totoro" (which is set in Japan in the 1950s). Every time I see that movie I admire that bike, even if it is just a cartoon. It just seems like a more solid version of a dutch city bike.



    And the real-life Totoro house has one that looks almost identical


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    Meh. I'll stick with the Keener 36er.
    Chaad--'95 DeKerf Team SL, '02 Lemond Buenos Aires, '05 Novara Buzz, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '06 Mountain Cycle Rumble, '09 Dahon Mariner D7, '12 Mercier Nano, '12 Breezer Venturi

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    The Japanese version of the famous Dutch Opa utility bike.

    At 50 lbs, they're heavy but built tough for a serious purpose - load hauling! Before any one ever invented the Xtracycle *** longtail cargo bike.

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