Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cargo Bike with Solar Coolbox

In cooperation with Timmermans Fietsen and Battery Fact, Busybike has developed a solar coolbox for the cargo bike.

The protype is delivered and will be tested in preactice for a couple of weeks in Amsterdam.

The coolbox has a 5 cm solid foam insulation. In front the compressor is installed. It is vibration proof. The battery is fixed under the box and it is charged by solar power.
The capacity is such that the products stay cool at a temperature of 5-7 degrees Celsius for at least 8 hours. It can cool down to 0 degrees Celsius.

The cargo bike coolbox has a sliding lid, so the cool air will not get sucked out of the box when opening it.
Click on the picture to watch the video.
See also: Busybike bicycle trailer

Velove Armadillo from Sweden

Johan Erlandsson of Velove will be presenting at the Conference of the International Cargo Bike Festival 2015. The title is:

"The iterative development of the full suspension, high capacity, small width Velove Armadillo cargo bike"

Listen to the story of the development of the Swedish/Dutch Velove Armadillo cargo bike. From the initial idea through many stages of technical development, and also how financing was solved and what real-life courier feedback gave. This session gives good input to anyone considering using the Velove Armadillo in their business. It can also inspire other bike developers on how to succeed with going from idea to market in relatively short time. There are many good ideas that are still not built and tested out there, we are sure! Finally, it is also a nice story for couriers, to recognise the everyday challenges of their work and bikes.

Velove is a developer and manufacturer of cargo bikes and trailers, based in Sweden. They developed and built the four wheel Velove Armadillo cargo bike with about 1 m3 storage space (EU pallet adapted) in cooperation with Flevobike in Dronten, The Netherlands. Main advantages is speed, stability and narrowness (just 85 cm) which make it fit well on even narrow bike paths, and passes through doors.
Click on the picture above to start the video.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Busybike Bicycle Trailer

The Busybike Bicycle Trailer is a big trailer, designed and manufactered by Busybike. They are light, functional, safe and strong trailers for daily use.The trailers come in the colors red, blue, grey and black. The hardtop has sliding doors.

You will find more information about the trailers on the Busybike website.

Within a 200km range around Nijmegen, the trailer can be delivered fully assembled. Beyond that distance the will be delivered partly as 'build-it-yourself-package'.

Click HERE for the instruction video to assemble it by yourselve.

Busybike is not the first bicycle trailer builder in Nijmegen.The above postcard shows a bicycle trailer build by Jazon. It's probably from the 1930's.

See also: Cargo Bike with Solar Coolbox

Monday, November 3, 2014

CycleLogistics Workshop, Train the Trainer

The European Cycle Logistics Federation along with Outspoken Delivery has developed a day long workshop aimed at existing and established cycle logistics operators interested in providing a know-how transfer workshop and services to individuals and organisations intending to set up and run a cycle based delivery business.

The workshop will be held in Milan, Italy, on Monday 24 November 2014 from 09:30 to 18:00.

For more details take a look at the workshop flyer and if you need more information or would like to book a place please email Gary Armstrong