July 22, 2012

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Poor quality, yet fun

I have one, broke the frame twice and have had it reinforced at a fabricator. The steel is thin, mild and not strong. It's seems that it's not built to go over anything but flat, smooth surfaces at slow speeds. The wood bucket is the best part. If you buy one, take it down to a fabricator/engineer to make the bike strong as it will likely snap. Also, the brakes are only a suggestion.

All that said the beautiful formed bucket carries kids the very well even though the bike is hardly solid and heavy. I can say that it's been super fun, the kids prefer going around in this than the car.

Chris Schowalter more than 1 year ago

Some corrections

I have had a Babboe City for over 18 months now, and I am riding 25 miles a week on it at the moment.

It is not made in Holland, the frame is made in China, the components from a mixture of Far East countries. The timber box is German (it's not clear whether this means just the raw materials or the finished curved panels).

The saddle and handlebar grips are not leather.

It would be more than awkward carrying it up stairs, it would be nearly impossible. It is incredibly heavy.

With new tyres (puncture proof, as you don't want to be repairing a flat on the rear wheel by the side of the road), and upgraded lights, it is a really nice working bike.

Ben more than 1 year ago