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jinty From: jinty Date: January 15th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think we're probably not massively dissimilar in height, so apart from any differences in leg length / torso length that there may be, I guess that bikes that are too tall for you are quite likely to be at least a bit too tall for me. So your research is useful to me too, thanks! The Cabby sounds great and the MaxiCosi adaptors are a real selling point for me at least. I can foresee a trip to Really Useful Bikes in our future (probably not before we move house, but one of the things we've been looking for in a new house is precisely a place to be able to keep something like a cargo bike, so once we move it should be all systems go).

I'm pretty sure that I've seen other Gazelle bikes in Oxford, but not cargo ones - the ordinary step-thru ones styled rather like my Pashley.
j4 From: j4 Date: January 18th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought you were considerably taller than me! (I'm 5'1".) We're only talking about a couple of inches at most -- I could just reach the pedals on the trike, but couldn't really have ridden it safely or comfortably.

I haven't noticed other Gazelle bikes but I suspect I will see more of them now I'm looking for them, IYSWIM. I have noticed a lot more cargo bikes generally since I started looking at them though!

NB ghoti points out below that you can fit a car seat in a Bakfiets too - probably true of other cargo bikes too!
jinty From: jinty Date: January 18th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, no - not sure where that came from, unless from the sort of assumption I also find myself making that everyone's taller than me? I'm 5' 1.5" or thereabouts and don't wear disguisingly tall shoes or anything.

I saw a Gazelle Cubby on Monday, on New Inn Hall St, so yeah to spotting them now you're looking for them! Cor.
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