Thursday, 6 October 2011

Luggage - what to do?

So we have a cargo bike now. Hurrah! We even have a place to put the precious cargo (ie kids). In fact, we can manage all three. So far, so good. Now there's the small matter of the insane amount of support infrastructure that comes with kids. One of the kids' seats goes on the stem, so basket and bar bag are both out. I do have a little bag that straps onto the seat and a water bottle cage, which between them give the same luggage capacity as a carbon-fibre race bike. The keen Mundo-specific bags don't fit when you have two seats on the back. What to do, what to do? So far, I've got by with a couple of occy straps. That works for small backpacks and stuff. I'd prefer something a bit more, I dunno, tailored or something.

I'm contemplating this thing, which is basically a couple of bags sized to fit around the seats plus occy straps running through them. That way things aren't at risk of falling out.

That's one thing the Chariot was good for: it had a nice big boot. Bakfiets too would not have this issue. Swings and roundabouts...

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