It's spring time. Bike repair time! What are the plans? You gotta be able to move Earlier I wrote about my issues with the Bakfiets front motor hub and my plan to repair and upgrade the bike. In April I got the parts and set aside time to do this work. You gotta be able … Continue reading Bakfiets maintenance and upgrades 2023
A box bike without a wheel is just a box
We moved to a new home in November of 2022 and, due to my misfortune, the front motor hub of my Bakfiets died a WEEK before we planned to move. The wheel would spin but with lots of resistance and the motor wouldn't work. So even pedalling was not feasible. Talk about bad timing. Context … Continue reading A box bike without a wheel is just a box
PSA: Check your brakes!
Background When we bought our cargo bike in 2020 we checked and adjusted the brakes. The disc brake pads had plenty of life so we never replaced them initially. Since then we rode the bike in fair weather regularly but not frequently. It was our grocery getter before Toothless was born and our baby hauler … Continue reading PSA: Check your brakes!
Biking 30 kms with Toothless
We periodically go on bike rides to the park and back. I think we typically bike 5km each way, so around 10km total. Yesterday I decided to ride with Toothless to Avalon Dairy to return some bottles. We have accumulated a lot since our local grocery store stopped accepting them due to the pandemic. While … Continue reading Biking 30 kms with Toothless
Bike Gear: Cheap Panniers
After installing the car seat in our cargo bike, I realized that our panniers would not be large enough to carry groceries if we needed to grab groceries with the baby on board. We have some panniers but we always end up carrying items on top of our rack or in a backpack when riding … Continue reading Bike Gear: Cheap Panniers
Box Bike – Maintenance: New Tires
I finally got around to installing the new tires on our bike. I bought Schwalbe tires and tubes and as previously posted they arrived pretty much next day. They have been sitting in our hallway until I could install them today while Natasha was at work. I bought Marathon Plus HS 440 tires and matching … Continue reading Box Bike – Maintenance: New Tires