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Fixing the cargo bike after hunting for bears

Nov. 22, 2020 -

Last week my son and I where looking for bears in the local park... a child's fantasy is priceless! Unfortunately, during some off road riding with our cargo bike, one of the cables got tangled up with a sturdy branch! Our wounded carbo bike was in need for a repair!

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The Shimano Nexus 7-speed gear hub - the cable is fixed using a bolt, inside the red circle
The Shimano Nexus 7-speed gear hub - the cable is fixed using a bolt, inside the red circle
Cargo bikes and tandems require longer cables! If your local bike shop doesn't sell them, you can find them on Amazon
Cargo bikes and tandems require longer cables! If your local bike shop doesn't sell them, you can find them on Amazon
The shifter cable underneath the cargo bike was pulled apart by a branch...
The shifter cable underneath the cargo bike was pulled apart by a branch...
Loosening the bolt is easily done using two pliers
Loosening the bolt is easily done using two pliers
My small colleague inspecting the damage to the cargo bike
My small colleague inspecting the damage to the cargo bike
Our adventure machine - the Babboe Big cargo bike
Our adventure machine - the Babboe Big cargo bike

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