Thursday, May 22, 2008

Faster than a speeding bullet


We let you catch a glimpse of our need steed "The 8 Freight" some months ago and since then, as you can see, she's undergone some modifications.

We had a box made by a chap called Lars who makes some truly amazing things out of aluminium, he set to work using top grade thin wall aluminium usually used to make fancy bits for custom motorbikes. Lars is a real perfectionist to spent plenty of time getting the box perfect. It's not square, if you look carefully it's very cleverly curved to fit in the frame.

After we had the box back we had to make the inside usable to we've hung some movable baskets and fitted it with a tool kit, first aid kit and all that sort of stuff. After undergoing some fettling to ensure there were the minimum of rattles we sent her to have some vinyl applied.

And now 8 Freight is ready to roll!

We can take loads of around 75kgs, up to 100 every now and then.. and that doesn't include the rider. Barely shoulder width we can average 20mph all day (the cargo bikes appear to have given us some fantastic training) and shoot through the traffic.

Watch our Royal Mail...