Utility Cycling

For anyone who uses bikes for shopping, picnics, going to see friends without firing up the car or donning all the lycra, etc, etc

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Game made cargo bike?

Started by Pax Dec 26, 2015. 0 Replies

Saw this at the entrance to Woodford folk festival this afternoon:

Cargo Bikes.... does anyone have one?

Started by CamDS. Last reply by CamDS Aug 14, 2012. 7 Replies

Hi All, I'm considering getting a cargo bike as a "2nd Car" option and I was wondering if anyone had one and/or had any recommendations.There were a lot of reviews in the RideOn magazine but if…Continue

Global: Live 2 Mixte

Started by Iain. Last reply by Iain Jun 20, 2012. 3 Replies

Looking to get a bike for my partner and we saw this one at the weekend. That was at …Continue

Trailers or panniers, or both??

Started by John Nightingale. Last reply by StephenW Apr 18, 2012. 11 Replies

I've a Bob trailer, very easy to trail behind my heavy-duty Cannondale tourer, but tricky to park - I use a parking brake, ie, shock-cord brake lever restraint, and tedious in tight situations. So I…Continue

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Comment by John Nightingale on June 10, 2010 at 12:12pm
Well done, Ed & Glenda! I was also very impressed by the Gazelle, and look forward to them and other brands expanding into the Australian market, especially when the limit on power is raised to 250watts.

I've even been thinking about a powered front wheel on my 15 yr old Cannondale tourer, which is big and strong enough and won't need replacing during my lifetime. I'd even be able to toddle over to the deepest recesses of the Centenary suburbs on a Sat afternoon; presently, I am deterred by my morning exercise/excesses on the road bike, and need for a bit more than a zzzzzzzz in the afternoon.
Comment by Ed Parker on June 10, 2010 at 8:36am
Referring to Paul's comment (May 10) about the Electric Vehicles Forum at Mt Ommaney Library on Saturday 22 May, we were impressed by Paul's presentation there and his in-depth analysis of e-assisted bikes. So much so, that my wife who has long been keeping an eye on the e-bike market, was persuaded to go for the Gazelle Orange Innergy, and we bought one the following week. Very nice machine. And no slouch's bike as it still gives opportunity for exercise!
As a result, the two of us are mobile again each on 2 wheels, me on my 30+ y.o. 10-speed Oxford racer. The postscript now is that I also have ordered an Innergy, an indulgence fair enough for a 60yo.
This has turned desire for local sustainable transport into practical reality for us for our local tripping (in moderately hilly terrain). Most of these local trips (to our community garden, shopping, local meetings) are less than 10km, so that's perfectly manageable, even for 60yo's!

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