Junk in the front: A personal history with the Basket Bike

When I got the Raleigh Crested Butte, it wasn't with the intention that there would be a basket in the front. It's just the way it turned out. Y'see, if I go too long without a basket bike, I go into withdrawals. I don't realize my need for the basket bike until after I get... Continue Reading →

Other People’s Festivly Decorated Bikes

It was a beautifully sunny day in Portland Friday December 9th. The mercury reached 47F (8C), so it was a beautiful day to cruise around on the Raleigh. In my crusings through North Portland, I spotted this greatly decorated bike locked to a porch railing:It appears to be a well-worn Schwinn Wasp. A classic mid-century... Continue Reading →

The Huckleberry Cycle Truck

The "cycle truck" is a style of cargo bike that has a large front basket or platform that is attached to the frame, not the front forks, so the payload does not affect the steering. The payload area generally sits lower than a normal front basket would. And to accommodate the larger and lower front... Continue Reading →

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