Finally we have started production of ten framesets. It has been a really challenge to get here but great practical and moral support from many, many people has carried this project on. The first series differs from the breathtakingly rakish prototype in several ways to improve ride and practicality but the key features (centerhub steering, face-to-face childrens seat, short wheelbase) have not been touched .
We have introduced two transverse tubes, that serve to hold the box and that can be used to build individual Cargo areas from item D30 profiles, that fit through them. Additionally the frames feature built- in rear light, adjustable steering stops (3D printed!) and many more. Not the least: all steering components are now CNC´d to our spec.
We found it quite impossible to build the first series in 7020 aluminium for several reasons and finally decided on using laser-cut steel (CrMo and seamless precision tube) instead. The weight of the steel frame is almost exactly the same and it should be more comfortable to ride.
The same goes for the front wheel. The discs are pressed from (thinner!) steel now using the same tools, bolted and glued together and finally filled with a structural foam. This made the front wheel stronger but heavier. We are currently working on an alternative that should be much lighter.
The boxes consist of ultralightweight DuFLEX Balsa Core pannels from which the 3 parts are CNC-cut. and bonded with a high density epoxy adhesive mixture.
What can be more relaxing than riding your Bastiaen Cargo home in the fading sunlight after a stressing day in the office.
Another gorgeous Video recently taken in Düsseldorf.
Bastiaen Cargo is on Display at Orgatec at Smart Office Materials area
in hall 8 in Cologne from Oct. 25th to 29th.
For an undisclosed client customind | Sven Bastiaen Schulz developed a
new economy-cargobike. The two prototypes of the classic long-john offer
a range of clever add-ons and many elaborated detail solutions like a
fork crown with integrated steering stops, a tail that can accomodate
both belt/hub and chain geared drive trains and an optional upper tube
that makes the frame as suitable for very small riers as for very large
ones. The design with a deep tail end and a characteristic hump in the
railing is inspired cruiser bikes and the "cab-forward-design" of
american vintage cars. Thanks to 25 years of experience in this field
both prototypes perform admirably at first try with only minor issues to
"just do it" has been the motto at the "Congress Future Logistics" on 13-14 September in Dortmund, that was organized by the Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML and the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr. At the Exibition you could see the Bastiaen Cargo on the booth of Cargobike Dortmund. Cargo Bikes can be an environmend friendly an efficient element in the logistics chain of industry 4.0.
Fotos © Fraunhofer IML