11.15.2011

Adam and his Bakfiet

Adam and his homemade Cargo Bike
an effort for Adam and his family to live "Car Lite"

the front end is designed such that Adam can put a flat bed for carrying work and gardening gear
or a wicker set of wicker chairs can slide into place for his wife Regina and his young son Theo
a very unique and useful design!

a Dutch Design called "bakfiet"
when in Amsterdam visiting his sister... Adam looked at a few classic bakfiets
without a sketch or a photo he examined the design with its steering bar and said to himself... "I can build that"
and he did
I think this is his third bakfiet build

Adam's second build was my Frankenbakfiet

two box store bikes cut in half and reconnected with one long heavy 2 X 4 sized metal bar
bam... on long bike!


Adam and his homemade bakfiet

it looks store bought... much prettier than the FRANKENBAKFIET that we build together for me

Adam came over so we could try to swap the cassettes from his wife's eBike to his Bakfiet
after some removal... the cassettes were close... but not compatible
BUMMER!

in our conversations Adam introduced a word I had not heard before CARTURNATIVE
or something to that effect
Car-Alternative=Carturnative
?

2 comments:

RZ said...

Alas, after a snap in the steering, the bakfiets has been shrunken so as to no longer accommodate the wicker chairs. Much to my dismay. Adam is opting to widen a built-in cargo box with a fold up seat that is more comfortable than the last cargo box. A more compact and useable design is the goal. He has also taken the Bionx from my bike since my accident and will add it to his bakfiets which will extend the use of this utilitarian vehicle.

RZ said...

Alas, after a snap in the steering, the bakfiets has been shrunken so as to no longer accommodate the wicker chairs. Much to my dismay. Adam is opting to widen a built-in cargo box with a fold up seat that is more comfortable than the last cargo box. A more compact and useable design is the goal. He has also taken the Bionx from my bike since my accident and will add it to his bakfiets which will extend the use of this utilitarian vehicle.