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Bike kit lets you go Dutch in 60 seconds

by • July 10, 2016 • No Comments

Dutch-style cargo bikes, in that the payload is carried low and in front of the rider, are becoming increasingly talked about outside of The Netherlands. That said, they can be fairly pricey (around US$2,000 or more), plus they’re a lot of bike to be riding around when they’re not carrying anything. Well, that is where The Lift comes in. It lets you temporarily convert your regular bike into a cargo bike as needed, in less than a minute.

You begin the conversion system by removing your front wheel, mounting the fork into The Lift’s steering mechanism, securing the bike at the bottom bracket, and so attaching an extension cable to your front brake (cable-activated brakes are required). From there, you can turn The Lift’s front wheel by turning your handlebars, and activate its 160-mm disc brake via your front brake lever.

Once you are done schlepping things around, you only take off The Lift and stick your regular front wheel back on.

Its frame is created of TIG-welded and powder coated chromoly steel, while the cargo box is created of UV-protected outdoor grade plywood. Other showcases include an extra-wide kickstand, a 4-ply thorn-resistant tire, and sealed headset bearings.

If you are interested in snatching one up, The Lift is already the subject of a Kickbeginer campaign. A pledge of $725 can presently get you one, when and if they reach production. The planned retail price is $899, that is yet a lot less than you’d pay for a full-on Dutch cargo bike.

You can see a bike being attached to The Lift, in the next video.

Source: Kickbeginer


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