Halsted Cargo Bike

While missing Basil on a recent blitz trip to New York (yet to be transcribed here) I spied this cargo bike, with one small wheel:

It’s a Civia Halstead, in a bright apple green.  This one is fully loaded (or can be!) with a cargo platform in front, and a child seat in back. The front wheel is 20 inches/50.8 cm; the rear is 26 in/66 cm.

At least one review suggests keeping the front load under 50 lbs/22.6 kg, which seems light for such a large platform; on the other hand, this is clearly meant to be a light cargo bike, and that kind of weight is a good grocery haul. Between the many cut-outs, and a selection of bungees, this bike could handle a variety of oddly-shaped loads, too.

One reply on “Halsted Cargo Bike”

my bike! :-)

yes, i don’t recommend more than 60lb, as the platform legs start to flex a little bit, and i’ve heard stories of the head-tube welds snapping off if repeatedly overloaded. it’s very comfortable even with 40-50lb of bulk on it though.

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