The story of Bastiaen Cargo goes on. We´ve been busy in the last months optimizing some details, buying material, testing and preparing production. The 2018 Bastiaen Cargo received some new exiting features. What? CNC front wheels are standard, saving over 2kg of weight. The frame is 100% 25CrMo4 steel and has received alternative bolt-on positions for both side and double-leg kickstands. It can accomodate both 18/26" and 20/28" wheels (the latter up to 28 mm tires). Thus a wider choice of tires is available and in racing configuration ground clearance is larger. There will be more flexibility and variety in cargo options and much, much more. We´re booked for both Spezi in Germersheim and Velo Berlin/ICBF in April as well as some smaller events. Keepin touch and get excited.
We have been invited to present our "success story" at the 10th meeting of Cargobike Dortmund on Nov. 28th. About four years ago a friend told me, that Dortmund hosts a cargobike design competition and suggested I´d join. I did and returned with 2nd prize and a ton of motivation to make my vision of center hub steering on cargobikes reality. I´ll be talking about this path of development and its potholes. If you´d like to join, please use above link to contact Cargobike Dortmund. Number of seats is restricted.
You might have already noticed, that Bonn (home of Bastiaen) is host to the World Climate Conference. The city council hosts an event called "Bonn mobil" featuring ADFC, Bolle, Schokofahrt, BDA, Bastiaen Cargo and many others. Time to discuss our cities transport policy and promote the alternatives. The event will be held monday, Nov. 6th from 18;00 to 21:00 at Fabrik 45, Hochstadenring 45, 53111 Bonn. We´re working hard to have No. 10 on the road for test-rides.
We are pleased to offer a set of original Ventisit cushions and floormat for Bastiaen Cargo. The seatpad is attached to the backrest and folds in the box, so it stays dry and clean, when not in use. Price for the set is 95 € plus freight. Other sizes available on request.