The reason for posting this is twothreefold.


I was intrigued by the tweet from @AtlanticCities


The f**king comments. I know, I know, you don’t have to say it. But I was intrigued to see what the public had to say. Some argued that the video in no way resembled a car commercial. You know, because there wasn’t any narration and it was over 30 seconds. Hooray voor exacting standards and obvious statements. One observed it was ironic that a bike company was using car commercial steez. But, like ironic bad. There were even a few Copenhagen experts complaining that if the country was sooooo proud of their bike density then why show it on empty streets? I’m sure that decision had nothing to do with CLEARLY SHOWING THE PRODUCT THEY INTEND TO SELL.

Then come the “bike” experts. Some squawked it’s WAY too big for bike lanes. What if they arrived in opposing directions (the horror)?  Another opined “I think this has been tried before with XtraCycle here in the US.” That’s it folks, no moar cargo bikes, IT’S KAPUT. However, it’s this guy I like the best:

Released (Almost): Butchers & Bicycles MK1 Cargo Bike


Now, for the bike. Or, as one hyper-informative commenter haz sez: “Last time I looked a bicycle had two wheels. That’s a Triporteur – a utility vehicle that will never be cool – however much the Scandies [sic] try and dress it up.”

I hate the comments section.


Finally. I love the way the Butchers & Bicycles MK1 looks and (I assume) handles. As someone who’s currently building (this entire year) an Xtracycle Edgerunner fulfilling the cargobike slot in the collection, I too, want to own one of these fine machines despite the obvious fact it (probably) won’t fit through the doorway of the Cycleboredom offices.

I’ve long been a fanboy of the bakfiets, but this model is challenging that fanboyism. It’s slated voor a January release without any firm details of when/if it’ll be available outside of their Copenhagen showroom.

Released (Almost): Butchers & Bicycles MK1 Cargo Bike

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  • Joe

    We spent 6 days in CPH last year and was absolutely astonished by the number of bikes being used. One of the coolest things we saw was the large number of utility/cargo bikes throughout the city. One surprising use: Load up your kids in the bucket and you’re off to the market.

    • Cycleboredom

      It’s such a common, useful thing that it’s comical it’s fought so vigorously here in the States. Can’t wait to do it with The Bug.

  • John

    I m sorry, assume all you want, at the end of the day it looks like shit and when you see it motion, you will know that it’s not just the looks… Fugglyas fug.

    • Cycleboredom

      Your insightful comment has completely changed my personal aesthetic viewpoint. I now agree that it is Fugglyas fug [sic]. Thank you, denizen of the internet, for taking a moment out of your day to share this.