OK, I am now officially the luckiest girl in the world. I own a handmade bamboo cargo bike. It rides beatifully and if I was fast, it would be too.
I’ve been riding it for almost a month now. Just short trips so far. I’ve carried very heavy loads and nothing at all. It rides well with both. Marko added a bigger chain ring since it was geared so low I couldn’t really pedal going over 13 mph or so. So, I’m testing a much larger gear set up. So far so good.
Here are some photos.
The wheelbase is 5 inches longer than a standard bike and the rack is part of the frame. My Basil panniers fit perfectly on it. I will get a wicker basket for the front also.
Mark is now building another bamboo and steel frame. Totally different geometry. Can’t wait to try it.