- Big Fat Dummy…
Right. I am currently without a cargo bike, having sent my trusty Big Dummy away with friends when I moved to Hong Kong. But… I live a little way from the water and a little way from the market and the grocery store, and my wonderful fiancée is importing her kayaks to join our household shortly. So…. I’m starting to feel like I need a bike in my life that can haul all things, including a double sea kayak. And obviously the Surly Big Fat Dummy is the logical* choice.
But they don’t seem widely used yet.
Has anyone got one? Seen one? Have any reckons? 🙂
*ridiculousPosted 2 years agogowerboyMember
I reckon it’s genius and would like one. It’s just too expensive and I don’t have enough reasons (excuses) to have one. Transporting it on trains or even in a car would be a pain too.
You really need a farm in the Andes to need one…. I’d quite like a farm in the Andes… HmmmmmPosted 2 years ago
That’s a Bruhaul Captain.
Short answer is because there’s no obvious way of stepping the kayak out from the rack. If you’re carrying something longer than the bike you need a way of stepping it out so that it’s out of the way of your legs. With Xtracycle-compatible racks that’s done with the Long-loader and a wideloader underneath to support the boat.
Difficult to see the long-loader in action, but here’s a picture showing my leg pedalling and the boat:
Cargo bike nerding is so much fun. 🙂Posted 2 years ago
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