Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LA Times Cargo Bike Review

Photo: LA Times

The LA Times has an article reviewing cargo bikes posted online here. I don't agree 100% with their comments, but it's good to see these bikes get some airtime in the mainstream press.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rohloff Exploded View

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Rohloff Manual Online

Portions of the Rolhoff Manual are online here should you need some Rohloff info and not have your printed manual close at hand.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

RANS Hammer Truck Specifications

RANS has put the Hammer Truck up on their website with specs. Sounds like production models will hit the street in early 2009 so we'll have to wait a bit to see what owners are saying, but the concept looks promising.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rohloff shifter on drop bar

If you want to run a Rohloff shifter on drop bars and aren't happy with the other work arounds like the Hubbub Adapter or the Thorn Accessory Bar you can get this two piece drop bar from Germany and use a standard Rohloff shifter. Click on the image for more details.

Xtracycle Open Source Info

Xtracycle has placed a lot of material about their new open source concept here. I haven't read through it all, but wanted to get the link up. I'll be updating this post in the next few days when I've had time to digest it.

I really do hope this inspires other companies to adopt the same standard for cargo bikes so we get a number of different sources all making products that work together. Congratulations to Xtracycle for an innovative move like this.

RANS Hammer Truck PT3

RANS has posted an article providing more details on the Hammer Truck spec and pricing on their website here. I like that this bike and accessories are made in small batches in the USA vs. overseas.

The real test will be how it rides with a heavy load. I'll be looking forward to reading owner's impressions when it hits the street...=-)

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