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Two wheel bike Cargo Transporter from Holland
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 18:35.
If you have ever tried to carry 50 or 100 pounds on a conventional two wheel bicycle you know that there is no adequate, safe, balanced way to do it. Moving heavy cargo or more than one passenger on a bike in the United States isn’t happening.
But we have 550hp Ford Mustangs! which we love! So testosterone!
A lot of weight on a rack over the rear wheel of a standard bike makes the front wheel float, and the bike becomes very unstable side to side. Using handle bar mounted baskets is similarly unsatisfactory. The result? Using a conventional two wheeled bike to move more than 10 pounds isn’t practical.
While the auto/petroleum/tire/highway lobby has most of us euthanized to reasonable, healthy, fun travel modes – there is still a little sanity coming out of Holland.
Check out this Bakfiets extra long transport bike which can transport 12 children
– looks like lots of fun on a dedicated bike path! Image from http://www.bakfiets-en-meer.nl/category/workbike-transportfiets/page/2/
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