Monday, March 28, 2016

Cycle Trucks Caddy Rack for 26 inch wheel bikes

This is one heavy duty rack that can haul regular or big panniers. It can also haul a bike on either side via wheel wells. I had hauled my Brompton on one last year when I delivered a Bullitt Cargobike on behalf of a friend last year.

I have had the rack since last year which I bought from a friend. Last weekend, I finally got the chance to install it.

The heavy duty dual kickstand is very sturdy. The Cycle Trucks dual kick stad is very reliable. It is one of the best selling features of any Cycle Trucks utility bike

Friday, March 25, 2016

Vehicles for Change

Presidential rallies could be a great venue to show off your cargobike. On this occassion, I didn't bring a cargobike and decided to walk instead. I was glad to see these local cargobikers share the cargobike love to thousands of people. 

Here are a few ideas: Attach a slogan placard, US Flag; sell some refreshments; shuttle people to the nearby restrooms or coffee shop. There were entreprenuers selling t-shirts, buttons, hats, and more but none of them use a cargobike. So offer to carry their merchandise.

In San Diego, we were fortunate that the weather was very favorable as we waited in line for several hours to get in the convention center. We walked from Balboa Park for 30 minutes to get to the marina. The return walk took fifteen minutes longer as we lingered at the Gaslamp quarters. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Low Center of Gravity

Low center of gravity makes it easier to haul stuff on a small wheel cargobike like the Brompton folding bike.

So far a 40 pound 5-gallon water jug is the heaviest load I have out on the StandUpforBrompton cargo platform.

Riding with the water jug felt stable. I even let go just to see how much the jug would wobble but it didn't.

Start small when carrying something on the StandUpFor Brompton cargo platform. Practice with lighter load like this small yogurt dessert.

Farmer's Market Cargobike haul

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Haulin' Pups on the Brompton

Recently, we had an addition to our furry family. So naturally, I wanted to figure out how to carry a third pup on our Brompton. The #standupforbrompton #bbbr was perfect for this.