Extremely excited now - it's my 40th birthday present to my self. Some blokes buy a Porsche or a motorbike but I'm happy with this thing.
Ooops, I accidentally bought a new bike....
Just bought one for Mrs s We now have his n' hers bikes!
I've just bought one as well.
I thought my first new bike would be a fancy pants carbon road bike but it's this.
Very exciting and thanks for the PSA Woody.
Bit of an inadvertent psa really, I reckon stw is going to buy all the crc stock though
Only the second time I've bought a brand new bike, normally buy used and in bits!
I reckon it's my midlife crisis bike too user-removed, it was this or a bmx!
correction - should be this and a bmx
La la la, not listening!
looks superb. Always thought those UTE bikes looked a bit too big for most of the time , but this looks spot on.
Borrowed a ute to tour northern france a couple of years ago. It was a great bike for that trip, almost tempted to get the mini ute, just have to find somewhere to keep it.
Quite tempted by one of these as I've had my eye on cargo bikes for a while. The Surly Big dummy looks great, but the price is rather eye watering.
Looking at the rear rack design it seems to me the major disadvantage of the minUTE over it's big brother and similar cargo bikes is that it doesn't have the horizontal platform bars under the panniers so any heavy loads are supported by the pannier bags alone.
Anyone on here got one? Is it a 'proper' cargo bike, or just a normal bike with permanently fixed on pannier racks?
Anyone got a despatch email yet? Mine still says processing. Be ironic if there's a cock up with mine and everyone else gets theirs.....
theroadwarrior - I think it's "cargo lite" than full blown cargo bike. Does the Ute have support bars? Can't really see them on the photos.
Woody- good point, the big UTE doesn't have them either.. hurmm.
I suppose as it's only 350 I could DIY something...
Thinking/random-purchase-approval cap on..
Mine was dispatched yesterday according to the e-mail, a mere 3 hours after ordering.
My order isn't showing on my chain reaction account.
I have the email receipt and paypal receipt. I hope it hasn't screwed up I'm really excited about getting on it!
My order isn't showing on my chain reaction account.
I have the email receipt and paypal receipt.
The new system there is ****, don;'t worry.
I really want a cargo bike for hauling the juniors around, but I wonder if I could get a 15mnth old and a 3 and a bit year old on the rear deck ?
I`m thinking smallest on the back in a kiddie seat, with eldest between rider and kiddie seat with stoker bars and a strap to keep her in place ?
Obviously I`d put side fences on with foot rests too....
£350 is a bit of a bargain for that
I'm hoping to get a 4 yr old and a 3yr old on the back dom. Nothing more than some stoker bars, 3yr old sat closest to the saddle and the 4yr old reaching round him to hold the bars. Or something like that anyway!
Maybe a cushion of some kind too if I'm feeling generous
That's the general Idea yes, although kiddie seat lower and further forwards I think.
Failing that It`ll be wee ride up front and kiddie seat on back.....
Oh well, time to break down the alfine commuter build and get it on the classifieds I guess
Oops, well it looks like I have done the same
Better get busy in the shed tonight to make some room
Anyone want an Alfine set up
Talking of Alfine set ups, the Kona Dr Good has a 7-speed Nexus hub and is the same price as the MinUte (also half price).
This can be my Kiddie Carrier / commuter / workhorse / lock up in town bike.
So the Trek XC based commuter I've just built can be broken down again and sold to fund it.
Trek is good fun, but no rack/Guard mounts was always going to be the limiting factor to it being the perfect commuter
Get one of these from xtracycle and you could get your other half on the back as well.
They've put the price up?
Anyone got theirs yet ?
We are contacting you with an update on your order. Due to a stock discrepancy we are unable to include Kona MinUte Bike 2012 18" - Matt Black in your order at this time."
Yah boo, that sucks
Got my tracking number today (20" one), sorry... Treat yourself to one of the Kona Dr Good things at the same price. You have my permission.
Mine arrived this morning, sorry dom
It's a sturdy beast, box it came in was huge. Out of the box, it's nowhere near as heavy as I thought it was going to be. Pannier bags are big, but not absolutely massive - couple of carrier bags would fit in each no problem & they look sturdy. Deck is longer than I thought, should fit 2 small kids on there no probs or a crate of beer! )
Looking forward to taking it for a ride
will you be racing it?
Glad you guys got yours.....
I`m gutted as I was really looking forward to having Kiddie transport sorted so the whole family could ride out together
I delayed my delivery, but according to the guy I spoke to, mine was being built in and readied for delivery last Thursday.
Hope it's still waiting for me.
Got mine this morning, and a free pedal spanner and multi tool!
Deck,is longer Han I though, had a. Ride down the street, not as heavy as I thought, and easy to pedal
Will be good fun I think
Damn, wish I'd bought one now!
How come a free pedal spanner and multi tool? Is that a CRC thing or a kona thing?
Was tempted to get one but missed the low prices
Chain reaction thing
To build the bike up I think
But is ok quality
Oh Well, looks like I have a 20" one on the way instead !!!
Standover height is the same on both so we`ll see how it fits.....
Fingers crossed as I`m only a short ar$e
If it does fit and I keep it, I will be doing some accessories for it
Probably some (Reflective)side panels CNC Cut to fit behind Panniers and possibly a double kiddie seat arrangement too.
Is that something that would interest anyone else ?
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