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Old 02-09-20, 11:35 AM
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Cool Cheap eBay cargo bike purchase

Bought this for less than $450 delivered to my driveway.
Looking forward to putting it to work in NYC metro, maybe fit an electric motor when I wear out the rear wheel.



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Old 02-09-20, 11:57 AM
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Hmmm... Raleigh Lorry.

Interesting bike. 8-Speed with no front derailleur. I like the disc brakes.

Do you have a basket or bag planned for the front?
@spinnanz just posted a similar bike, but slightly older.
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Old 02-09-20, 12:41 PM
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No basket, just an aluminum platform, I didn't mount it to the bike minimize the weight, likely ditch the fenders, too.

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Get a big basket on front, and you have something similar to the Schwinn Cycle Truck or the Worksman or other Low Gravity bikes.
I've got an India-made Arpan low-gravity bike. The main drawback I've found with that configuration is that if you get the front basket loaded up with groceries, straddle the bike, and lift on the handlebars, the rear wheel comes up, instead of the front. So awkward to walk it across a curb when loaded. But that's a pretty minor issue.
Mine came with a big frame to hold a wicker basket, which I didn't have (they're available by custom basket makers, tho). But I used plywood and hardware cloth to make the basket part inside the frame.
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