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I made my cargo bike beastly heavy. And my heavy hauling trailer is even heavy. But it works when needed. However, for most of my trips carrying ordinary cargo, and < 100 pounds, I have chosen to just pull a small child trailer with my road bike, so the cargo bike/trailer doesn’t get out much. My cargo bike is rear-load, and I also have found that it is more convenient to just load up the trailer since I only use the cargo bike for stuff that is too big for an ordinary bike/trailer, and the top-heavy bike isn’t that fun with 100 lbs cargo.

Other options are also available. I have thought a lot about the advantages of a trike for hauling cargo up hills. Our local bike co-op has built recumbent trike "tri-haulers", and now have been using E-Assist. They could make one, although shipping to Europe would be interesting. The advantage is that you can go as slow as your gearing will allow. But, perhaps using an upright trike, as I’m not convinced the power is the same for the seated position. I have more experimenting to do with that.

I made my cargo bike beastly heavy. And my heavy hauling trailer is even heavy. But it works when needed. However, for most of my trips carrying ordinary cargo, and < 100 pounds, I have chosen to just pull a small child trailer with my road bike, so the cargo bike/trailer doesn’t get out much. My cargo bike is rear-load, and I also have found that it is more convenient to just load up the trailer since I only use the cargo bike for stuff that is too big for an ordinary bike/trailer, and the top-heavy bike isn’t that fun with 100 lbs cargo.

Other options are also available. I have thought a lot about the advantages of a trike for hauling cargo up hills. Our local bike co-op has built recumbent trike "tri-haulers", and now have been using E-Assist. They could make one, although shipping to Europe would be interesting. The advantage is that you can go as slow as your gearing will allow. But, perhaps using an upright trike, as I’m not convinced the power is the same for the seated position. I have more experimenting to do with that.

I looked at solar panels for RVs and to get sufficient output, the surface is larger than the bike, it cost 3000 euros and it’s 50 pounds of added weight. And anything foldable is providing a riculous amount of power considering the big batteries need.

I Placed the order early november 2017. The bike arrived last week, early may 2018 … they apologized explaining that E.U regulations had changed and that a braking light was compulsory…. Those germans are so serious about regulations ! it took them 6 month to find the right lighting system !

I had the opportunity to ride the cargo and it’s really impressive it goes real fast, steering is extremely precise compared to other "bakfiets" I had the opportunity to try, suspensions make it really comfortable to ride even when fully loaded.

Now the PAPER thing : since it goes faster than 25 km/h, it’s considered as a moped, it needs to be registered, with a licence plate, an insurance, a heavy helmet and, best of all it’s forbidden to ride with it on bike lanes… it’s France. As far as I know, there’s still a law forbidding women to wear trousers in public somewhere in the "code civil".

As we’re in France they recently "modernized" the registration process : no more waiting hours at the "prefecture", it must be done via internet and since this is really really France the program is affected by so many bugs that delays are enormous.