This seemingly innocuous (except for the color, obviously) utility bike has loads of bloggers jumping up and down. Why? Because it's being distributed in United States of America, and just about any local bike shop can order one for you.
This is basically a grocer's delivery bike. These haven't been seen stateside since I dunno, the '50s maybe. Why? We were too busy inventing the tract-mansion and the Hummer, and killing off corner grocers with Chilean strawberries and high-fructose corn syrup.
Here's the deal:
- Massive front and rear racks, for carrying what you need to carry;
- 3-speeds, via an internally geared hub;
- Upright position for good traffic visibility;
- Low step-through frame, for easy mounting (this is important on a heavily loaded cargo bike);
- Double kickstand and a headset lock, for keeping things stable while you load up;
- Full chaincase, for keeping your chain and your pants clean, and shoelaces from getting shreaded; and
- A bell, of course.
Second, the T-300:
Don't you want one? It doesn't look stupid. It looks like a bike should look. I want one. I don't know the MSRP, but it can't be all that much. Love it!