14 November 2007

More Danish Cargo Bikes

The whole cargo bike concept was born in Denmark over 70 years ago and there are few places in the world where so many versions of the cargo bike are to be found.

These cargo bikes are enjoying a renaissance now that other markets on a global level have discovered the concept.

We have an earlier post about some of the many brands of cargo bikes in Copenhagen, but we thought we'd add another post about even more brands.

The one above is the Winther Kangaroo Bike. We've never had the chance to ride one, but we're seeing more and more of them on the streets around us.

Dapper Dad (by [Zakkaliciousness]) Tricycle (by [Zakkaliciousness])
Above we see six wheels in all - the first one is a classic Nihola Cargo Bike and the one of the left is a typical bike used by our elderly citizens who are a little less mobile than they used to be. Perfect for shopping for groceries and getting around a lot quicker.

FRB Hospital Bike (by [Zakkaliciousness]) Zoo Bikes (by [Zakkaliciousness])
The two photos above are examples of the old classic delivery bike. The first photo is taken at a hospital, where like many institutions, bikes are used to get around. Delivering the internal post, supplies, what have you.
The second photo is from the Copenhagen Zoo, where the different zookeepers have bikes that belong to the different exhibits. The ones featured belong to the Tapir House.

The good people at Velorbis are now producing these Short Johns again. Which thrills us to no end.

Baggage (by [Zakkaliciousness])
While not at all a cargo bike, this is one of our bikes transformed into a Fruit Transportation Vehicle. :-)

Cool Long John (by [Zakkaliciousness])
Above is the classic Long John cargo bike, first built back in the 1930's and now being born again by Velorbis.

I've seen this chap a few times in Copenhagen and was totally curious as to what he used the custom rack for. The mystery was solved when I saw him one evening with a massive bass in a case leaning perfectly against the rails.


DeepBlueSea said...

Spotted this on the bbc website today:

A man caught trying to have sex with his bicycle has been sentenced to three years on probation.

Full story at:

Plenty of scope there...

He took your idea of 'bikes we like' and really ran with it!

Wish I had some time to write something. Think I'll leave it to you lads...

radzi said...

Think this would be an everyday sort of mundane sight to you, but it's certainly a novelty down under, at least where I am.

The lady actually had a bunch of promotional cards to hand out, so I guess she probably gets quite a bit of queries about it!

Zakkaliciousness said...

Thanks for the link, deepbluesea! Hilarious. But shocking that the man was in his own room... it's nobody's business what he does there.
Anyway, I'm glad our blog inspired him.

thanks radzi... here's the copenhagen version of your photo... Postcards another girl distributing material. Rather different, but kind of the same.

DeepBlueSea said...

I also found it a bit much that they had broken into his room. Perhaps because it was a hostel, not a private home? Still, I know.

I could add all sorts of risque comments but probably best not to. People can take things the wrong way. Being funny in writing is doggone hard at times!

Andrewawi said...

I find your sites both this and the copenhagengirlsonbikes very intense, and very inspirational.

So, I've posted your blogs onto another web forum. A fellow tribesman posted some photos on the village forum, in response to your bike cargo---Beca of Penang.


Zakkaliciousness said...

Thanks for the comments and kind words!