We spent a couple of relaxed days at the cargobikefestival in Nijmegen. Sebi had to cover sunday alone with his #6 but I managed to join him in time for an informal rideout on monday with #2.
Finally on monday evening we were joined by our cargoracer #8. Jakob, who kindly agreed to bring the bike from Berlin cargobikerace to Nijmegen was chucked out of the train which treated him to a nightly bike ride back home on the Bastiaen Cargo and he seemed quite delighted.
We spend the morning with a joint foto session with Diego Brunellos Alpacargo (don´t those two bikes look like from the same stable?) and then went out for dinner.
Sunday began with a visit of Velorama bike museum (inspiration for the future and a deep bow before the ancestors achievements!) and ended with a shockig ride on a chinese rear-steering tricycle. Actually it rode surprisingly well but - being a sailor - I understood the rear wheel as a rudder and kept steering wrong direction because the handlebar is not a tiller.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please get in touch if you can transport Bastiaen Cargo no.8 from Berlin to Nijmegen on June 10th or from Münster to Nijmegen on June 11th. Our incentive for you: pilot our black racer in the races at Berlin and Nijmegen! The Bastiaen cargo fits exactly in the vertical bike holders in the Intercity train. So travel by train is easily possible.
We have been on the lookout for a white tire in any 355 size for some time to try how a touch of retro fits the radical design of the Bastiaen Cargo. Now I found this lovely white 47-355 NSK unicycle tire. It seems adequate for cargobike use, but I´ll probably go for a disc wheel in a corresponding RAL5023 "Distant Blue".
We just spend three days developing the new frontwheel together with our CNC-partners. At just 1,6 kg this new iteration is 40% lighter than the current version and brings the Bastiaen Cargo close to the weight of 18 kg. Watch our Video of the 5-axis mill in action.
Attention fans of Bastiaen Cargo! A small series of 10 bikes Serie has been produced for sale, but you can download the posters for free