Utility Cycling Want to haul groceries, beer, maybe even your kids? You don't have to live car free to put your bike to use as a workhorse. Here's the place to share and learn about the bicycle as a utility vehicle.

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Old 11-17-07, 09:27 AM
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utility bike pr0n

Here are some photos of a nice cargo bike that I always see chained up at the BART train station near my house. Enjoy.



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Old 11-17-07, 10:06 AM
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That's pretty sexy!

Never heard of these guys before. Not cheap, but some amazing looking bikes. Their 'ViewPoint' is one of the most unique bikes I've seen in a while.
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Old 11-17-07, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for taking and sharing those pics, Stax.
That is indeed a hot cargo bike. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, inspiring.
Like to meet the guy who owns that.
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sure is perdy
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Mr. Bilenky was recently featured in a newspaper article:

http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/articles/15900
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Here's the link to his own website:

http://www.bilenky.com/Home.html

And the Cargo Bike Photo Gallery:

http://www.bilenky.com/Photo%20Galle...o%20Bikes.html

I want one!
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Check out the funky rear seat on this tandem:
http://www.bilenky.com/prod31.html

I think the bike posted above is actually prettier than most of the delivery bikes on the website.
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Old 12-08-07, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by hotbike View Post
Mr. Bilenky was recently featured in a newspaper article:

http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/articles/15900
Cool. Thanks for posting. That sounds like a fun party he throws.
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HE was featured in a Bicycling article awhile back. Good article.
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Check out the funky rear seat on this tandem:
http://www.bilenky.com/prod31.html

I think the bike posted above is actually prettier than most of the delivery bikes on the website.
a little off-topic, but my brother has a tri bike with a seat set-up like that. he got it for 30% list at an expo somewhere (only reason his wife let him buy a 4th bike)
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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
Check out the funky rear seat on this tandem:
http://www.bilenky.com/prod31.html
You young whippersnappers! That's an Allsop SRS (SoftRide Suspension) beam- no not the acronym you'd get for Allsop Softride Suspension.

It was pretty big in the early nineteen nineties and touted for both road and mountain bike use. Cute idea, but I liked their suspension stem better. A fellow mechanic at my bike shop actually liked it a lot and even went on to start his own bike shop that carried SRS equipped bikes, among others.
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Someone I know found this picture of an onion seller on Flickr. Awesome.

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Someone I know found this picture of an onion seller on Flickr. Awesome.
great photo!
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Someone I know found this picture of an onion seller on Flickr. Awesome.

Love that Onion vendor shot and the deliver bike.
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...Never heard of these guys before....
Bilenky is pretty well respected if not well known in tandem circles, they claim to be the first builder to apply S&S couplers to a tandem. Kevbabe and I ride one of thier fillet brazed tandems..Really nice workmanship. (which we frequently pull a trailer filled with either dogs or groceries with, just to justify posting in this forum!) Thier site (linked above) has a video of one of thier cargo bikes winning a utility bike race. <googles> Here it is: Cargo bike pr0n video. WARNING: contains some NSFW language

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Bilenky is pretty well respected if not well known in tandem circles, they claim to be the first builder to apply S&S couplers to a tandem. Kevbabe and I ride one of thier fillet brazed tandems..Really nice workmanship. (which we frequently pull a trailer filled with either dogs or groceries with, just to justify posting in this forum!) There site (linked above) has a video of one of thier cargo bikes winning a utility bike race. <googles> Here it is! Cargo bike pr0n video. WARNING: contains some NSFW language
They're going to be at NAHBS. Awesome!
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Is it me, or does that seem like a not well protected bike for being locked up at a public transport hub?

oh...I missed the chain to the saddle & frame. Nevermind.
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Who says utility = ugly? I guess that is why it needs 2 locks. Cool dynohub.
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I promise to take and post many pictures at NAHBS.
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