Not bad. But I completely don't buy that sexist mumbo-jumbo at the manufacturer's site. Why couldn't guys just use baskets, panniers, rear and front racks etc. and would have to resort to un-stylish backpacks or bags? Is that for fear of being perceived as effeminate, or what? I think this notion is bullshit, period - just like the unwillingness to ride a bike with a step-through frame. isn't this stylish? or this?By the way, I've got a wooden rear rack crate which really comes in handy. It's reinforced with aluminum angle bars and clear-coated for weather resistance. There's a set of hooks for hanging a bag or two when I go shopping, because I usually carry 15 - 20kg of groceries and don't have a cargo bike... yet. Interested in old-school Long John.For those interested in the weird contraptions: it's all designed and made by myself. The bike has 12V battery lighting with long/short headlight, an alarm device and a klaxon in case an automobile asshole right-hooks me or blocks a bike crossing. I attach a megaphone when some public address can come in handy, for example when announcing Critical Mass rides. For parties, bike get-togethers etc. I'm a mobile bicycle repairman and replace the wooden box with a made-by-myself service kit including toolbox and a small compressor.
A beautiful concept that doesn't even pretend to acknowledge the concept of handling dynamics. Ie., bad design.
I mean, I'm no engineer nor designer, but this thing is ridiculous. The overhang and the weight. The claim that you can haul 12 bottles of wine with that thing, in urban stop-and-go traffic, with other riders and cars. I wouldn't even use it to carry a bunch of carrots, like the press pic shows. Somebody please convince me that this isn't Worthless Designshit.
Whoot!!! Bicycle readers now have their own equivalent to the Architectural cargo-container-house design noise; non-functional cargo gear. My favorite part: polycarbonate. Can anybody recall what happens to a Lexan water bottle after six months?They turn into a mass of scratches. Extra bonus: watching your purse, lunch, groceries, exit the shallow uncovered box when you hit a pothole and vanish behind you.
Dear readers and writers- I would like to invite you to our workshop at Oehlenschlægersgade 12, Copenhagen where you can take my personal bike for a spin. Also I would love to hear your ideas about improvements. Hope seeing you around the neighborhood. //Regards Rune Rex
I have this on my bike and this is very practical, so don't be pessimistic about weight and aerodynamics... this is thought through design! :)
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