Tuesday, 28 December 2010

bakfiets long delivered prologue

Richard from Workcycles has kindly provided me with some photographs of my bakfiets before it left their shop in Amsterdam. Enjoy.


  1. If I might make a suggestion, since you said you're going to keep it outside.

    Assuming it's got a Shimano Nexus hub gear. Some of these develop a problem with water ingress. This can wreck the hub.

    You might consider a pair of Clarijs panniers (custom versions available) or similar. The panniers live on the rack and would keep the weather off your hub.

    Also, I recommend you consider this:

    Nice bike!

  2. @amoeba
    Thanks for advice. The rear wheel is fitted with skirtguards which protect the hub well enough i would say. I am thinking about getting paniers though anyway... although it's a little bit of an overkill on a cargobike.

  3. ndru,
    The seal where the water ingress is supposed to occur is behind the rear sprocket and is not protected by the chain-case or skirt-guards.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Being brand new I would have thought your Nexus hub is the latest model, so I'd not lose too much sleep worrying about water ingress. That was a problem with the first models but the design has evolved alot since then.

  5. Though so - Workcycles are known for only using weatherproof components in their bikes.

  6. That's an interesting set of pics. I picked my Bak up at the 'other' shop in the centre so I didn't get to see this one.