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What works better, Long John, or 8 Freight?

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What works better, Long John, or 8 Freight?

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Old 07-08-08, 08:36 AM
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What works better, Long John, or 8 Freight?

I've been on and off thinking about a cargo bike for some time, and I'm thinking again. I know all about the Big Dummy style bikes, but less about other designs. Something about a Bakfiets doesn't appeal, but both the Long John and the 8 Freight look good. Can anyone compare and contrast, and does anyone know how to source a Long John in the UK?
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There's also a Bilenky Cargo, if you've looked at those... http://www.bilenky.com/prod42.html
A quick look through indicates that the Long John is no longer being built. I wouldn't know, I use an Xtracycle myself, though i'll have to admit that if I had to chose again, adding anything to the rear is not my favorite way to go. Something always seems to go awry with anything behind my back.
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IŽd also check out fietsfabriek.nl and kemper-velo.de models. Classic Long Johns are being manufactured by Velorbis ( www.velorbis.com ) - Pedalpower.de has a modern quite nice german version.
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