I’m planning on getting a cargo bike. I’m pretty set on a Larry vs Harry Bullitt. I’m thinking of one of these because I can carry Goose on it, and a baby, either in a capsule or as a toddler with a helmet. I reckon a longtail would be ace for kids and general load carrying, but not Goose, or a baby.
I’ve been oscillating between electric assist vs not, and today I reckon electric. We rode out to Kensington the other day to visit my sister-in-law. Snot far, but I imagined pedaling a Bullitt out there with a load and reckoned it’d be much slower and more arduous, and if we were disinclined due to weather or mood or fatigue or whatever, I reckon driving, or just not going, would have been pretty tempting. An e-bike would’ve kept up with a regular bike though, and made the trip more attractive.
If I just wanted to carry a load, I reckon I’d get an Omnium. I’ve test ridden one, and a Bullitt, and a Bakfiets, and the new fancy white polystyrene one and all that. I actually think the short Omnium would make a great everyday bike, kinda like cruising around in a ute, but that’s another story.
Anyone got any views/experience with these kinds of things?