This is the rockin’ new Bakfiets, a Workcycles Kr8:
|A box bike, in a box.|
I picked it up in Santa Clara and got some strange looks on Trimble on my way to the Guadalupe Trail. I immediately used it to haul some dog food and beer:
|Additional bike carried as a lifeboat|
And made an abortive attempt to haul an actual dog:
|I am an old dog and do not appreciate this new trick|
Over the next week or so I hauled kids around the neighborhood, to restaurants, shopping, and swimming lessons, and to San Jose Jazz Fest.
Then, on the way to San Pedro Square Market, the unthinkable: the big beast stopped shifting properly. Grumbling and spinning the shifter solved nothing. I took a full load of children home with my bike and pride in low gear.
|Shif cables popping + a creepy grinding sound|
|Things poking out where things didn’t poke out before|
What’s a wannabe car free person to do?
Put the kids to bed and read the instructions on how the Nuvinci 360 works. Diagnosis: shifter cables in the Nuvinci shifter derailed and got frayed/otherwise fouled up. $5 worth of new shifter cables easily routed after removing the chain case and we’re back in action!
|This is a family-friendly blog so I will only tease chain nudity|