Author Topic: Convertable Cargo Bike  (Read 468 times)

WSUCoug1994

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Convertable Cargo Bike
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:10:03 AM »
this is cool - apparently an electric version is in development

https://www.convercycle.com/start-eng

Bird In Hand

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Re: Convertable Cargo Bike
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 10:21:22 AM »
I don't mean to nitpick, but wouldn't a regular bike with rear rack + pannier bags work about as well?  And with a lot less cost/mechanical complexity.

mschaus

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Re: Convertable Cargo Bike
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 09:43:59 AM »
Definitely clever and novel! I agree that a regular bike with panniers gives 90% of the benefit without all the complication, but a few use cases would be really nice. For example, they show an infant car seat in the cargo area which is a spectacular solution -- would be easy to attach and at a low center of gravity. Some people could use it to avoid the alternative cost/complexity/hassle of a trailer.

DutchMustachian

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Re: Convertable Cargo Bike
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 06:47:59 AM »
I have an Electric bike and use It with two kids and groceries. Like the idea but very curious how stiff/stable the frame and construction are.

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