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thx1138
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PostPosted: 13:52 - 17 Sep 2018    Post subject: Recommend a bicycle for taking luggage, lots and lots of it Reply with quote

Wifey wants to replace her bike, one of my old,old ones, which is just worn out.

Main criteria is it must be able to take a stupidly large amount of luggage edit by luggage, I mean shopping, or stuff that needs lugging about not touring and still be rideable.

Ex-postie bike and or a new Pashley pronto/courier spring to mind.

Any other ideas?
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PostPosted: 20:54 - 17 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surly?
https://surlybikes.com/bikes/big_dummy
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PostPosted: 21:05 - 17 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://missioncycles.co.uk/product/industrial-cargo-trike/
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PostPosted: 08:02 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just about any bike and:

http://www.bobgear.com/bike-trailers/yak

Hooks on and off in seconds, hardly know it's there when you're riding, cars seem to give you 3 times the room when overtaking.
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 13:11 - 19 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, thanks.

Liking the trailer idea might be more versatile.
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PostPosted: 14:28 - 17 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may have already bought the thing by now, but I've used a Surly Long Haul Trucker to tour all over the UK and parts of Europe (including the Pyrenees and the Alps). It's a fantastic bike and happily carried 3 weeks worth of kit including camping stuff (and bottles of wine on occasion!) over the biggest passes, both the ups and the downs were handled well (it's got very low gears and is incredibly stable at speed even loaded up).

It's not a cheap bike but it's worth the money in my opinion - mine is 10 years old but looks new still.
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PostPosted: 20:54 - 17 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had 50kg on the back of a Charge Scourer before (generic sporty hybrid with 2x9 and disc brakes).
Pretty much any bike should do it okay with appropriate panniering.
When carrying bigger things (such as a load of wet washing and a 30lt water heater), weight distribution can be an issue, leading to a light front end and the bike sitting up when you get off it.)
So if wanting to take big and heavy things you might consider a cargo bike with a bit longer wheel base so weight is more centrally distributed.

On the trailer side - a bit excessive, but I made myself a festival trailer as you may have seen elsewhere that's had 200kg+ on it at some points. Just angle iron, some bolts for pivots and a couple of mountain bike wheels.
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PostPosted: 21:18 - 17 Jan 2019    Post subject: Re: Recommend a bicycle for taking luggage, lots and lots of Reply with quote

thx1138 wrote:
Ex-postie bike and or a new Pashley pronto/courier spring to mind.

I still have flashbacks over how bad they were...

https://www.pashley.co.uk/images/gallery/thumbs/pashley-gallery-images-carrier-cycles-landscape-4-copy870x1200.jpg
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PostPosted: 21:30 - 17 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pashley 26MHz is the only Pashley bike worth buying. Dance!
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 01:50 - 18 Jan 2019    Post subject: Re: Recommend a bicycle for taking luggage, lots and lots of Reply with quote

M.C wrote:
thx1138 wrote:
Ex-postie bike and or a new Pashley pronto/courier spring to mind.

I still have flashbacks over how bad they were...

https://www.pashley.co.uk/images/gallery/thumbs/pashley-gallery-images-carrier-cycles-landscape-4-copy870x1200.jpg


nah not that style

the postie ones I rode were different, tough as nails too

In the end my wife just bought a fairly standard Carerra and put panniers on it. Neutral
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