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The long and the short of it
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shermarama From: shermarama Date: January 18th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, no, not single-geared Bakfietsen, or maybe there are but I hope not. Lots of the normal bikes people ride are single-geared, though, and as often as not, rattly and poorly maintained too. I don't quite get why people put themselves through that much work all the time.

I had to ride Chris's bike with a trailer full of diving cylinders the other week and that only has three gears. The lowest gear really wasn't low enough to deal with the trailer-bridge combo, leaving me having to actually get off and push when I forgot to avoid a steep one. Putting the gears in more useful places will probably include making it easier to avoid situations like that, whilst also not leaving you egg-whisking away to get anywhere once you get up to speed.

Interesting about the weight, though. I've not tried a cargo bike yet. I suspect I might end up doing so at some point...
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