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Old 05-11-10, 10:49 PM
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Onya cargo cycle

This looks really cool! It's like contemporary industrial design meets bakfiet.
https://onyacycles.com/gallery2.php
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Too much of the cargo box appears to extend in front of the front wheels centerline it looks like to me. With a real load in the box the rear wheel might come up off the road when the rider dismounts, particularly the non electric version.

I also wonder about how hard the steering is to return to center on a loaded bike as the tilting wheels mean a change in height of the load box during turns it appears.

Interesting concept but I would want to test ride it with about 100 pounds minimum in the front of the cargo box.
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Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post
Too much of the cargo box appears to extend in front of the front wheels centerline it looks like to me. With a real load in the box the rear wheel might come up off the road when the rider dismounts, particularly the non electric version.

Interesting concept but I would want to test ride it with about 100 pounds minimum in the front of the cargo box.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:39 AM
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I design tilting trikes and I can confidently say that if (and only if) the tilting system is designed properly, there would be no difference between it and any other bike. IOW, the cargo wouldn't care if it was being raised or lowered during turns.

More disturbing is that the images of the bike on their website look more like computer CAD models, which makes me think that they haven't at all considered how weight distribution under load would affect the dynamics.

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Y'all raise some very cogent points.
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Originally Posted by purplepeople View Post
More disturbing is that the images of the bike on their website look more like computer CAD models, which makes me think that they haven't at all considered how weight distribution under load would affect the dynamics.

ensen.
Gallery number one has photos of a real prototype, not as purdy as the renders.
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Old 05-14-10, 08:37 AM
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looks like the Nihola trike from Copenhagen
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Old 05-16-10, 11:30 PM
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this is quite modern looking
https://www.bakfiets-en-meer.nl/2007/...ernet-reviews/
that's quite the bike blog, too-- thanks for mentioning the Nihola, I'd never heard of it.
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