April included about 30 rides on our Haul a Day. Along the way, I’ve learned a few more things about the bike. Here, for instance, it took me a while to realize that the front internal pocket of the panniers are an ideal U lock holster.
No more having the lock bang around on stuff.
and here they are loaded up. I didn’t even need the front basket, which BTW, is ideal for stashing the helmet while shopping, as well as stowing the U lock after I forget to stow it in the back BEFORE loading up the panniers.
Two other things: firstly the issue of the kickstand banging around was solved last week by a bunch of inner tube.
However, if you want a more professional solution, order one of these rubber bumpers.
It fits around the upper part of the kickstand perfectly.
Now with the screw tightened.
The other thing about adding this bumper is that it holds the kickstand away from both the frame and the footrests.
This is hard to explain to anyone other than another Haul a Day owner, but this means that even if you can’t see the kickstand when the bike is loaded up, this makes it easier for you to hunt around with the toe of your foot to swing the kickstand down, sight unseen.
The other mod I did today was to add a Whoopie Deux handlebar. We are past our prime kid carrying days with cargobike, but we will be entertaining guests on occasion with small kids, so this was a nice addition. This is what you get.
If you want to check out this set up, come on out to our Kids and Cargobike event in West Toronto on June 6.