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No matter how light you start out with by the time you get what you want on it to do the job it will be heavy. I started with steel frame and when finished I had a 60 pound bike. I could reduce the weight by eliminating the center stand, frontrack, aluminum instead of steel handle bars, skateboard rack and the hacked steel side loaders but that would defeat the purpose for which it was built.

You can see it here:

http://www.oldfool.org/2010/02/old-fools-journal-cargo-bike-update-4.html and


When I get60 to 70 pounds on it and myself (200 pounds) it is noticeably heavy. At 71 and after a winter indoors I still find no trouble getting around but I wouldn't want to carry it at all much less up a flight of stairs.

My 1975 Schwinn with full fenders,took kit, rack and three baskets comes in at 45 pounds. This stuff is all steel but I ride a bike to carry even more stuff.

By the way the cargo bike website listed above is all pictures of utility bikes.


these Dutch bike are kinda pricey, but they're well bulit steel bikes and theres not many bike like 'em stateside.



I see some messengers in my neighbourhood (Freiburg, Germany) on this Danish bike called Bullitt:


Seems to be very expensive - starting at 1.800€ (~2.400$).


I love the fact that these bikes are becoming more popular. Granted I still prefer my trailer, but there's something for everyone!

Ghost Rider

We're in the process of reviewing the RANS Hammertruck:


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