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Setting up the Babboe Big cargo bike

June 25, 2019 -

This month our Babboe Big cargo bike arrived, in boxes. The engineer in me thought it was a good idea to assemble the bike by hand. This way I would know exactly about all its parts and fittings, handy knowledge for maintenance. Read along for my experience and some practical tips.

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Bazillion screws, nuts, rings and bolts...
Bazillion screws, nuts, rings and bolts...
Clean cable management: I repurposed the fenders bolt to fixate the brake cable
Clean cable management: I repurposed the fenders bolt to fixate the brake cable
The 'big' in Babboe Big
The 'big' in Babboe Big
Using a hex key to nudge the filler plate into position, freeing up the bolt hole
Using a hex key to nudge the filler plate into position, freeing up the bolt hole
Front frame and wooden box (still packed)
Front frame and wooden box (still packed)
Inside the cargo box are two flippable benches
Inside the cargo box are two flippable benches

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