Category Archives: cargo bike
2014 NAHBS: Peacock Groove’s Minneapolis Moline Cargo Bike
2014 NAHBS: Peacock Groove's Minneapolis Moline  Cargo Bike

After I got done shooting these photos of Erik Noren and his Peacock Groove Minneapolis Moline Cargo Bike, I realized that he’s the only builder I ever do portraits with at NAHBS. There’s just something about his playful execution and less-than-serious themes.

That’s not to say his craftsmanship isn’t serious. The dude is an artist. Each year he makes two-wheeled artwork that stands out from the rest of the crowd.

I’m not from the Midwest but when he told me this was a Minneapolis Moline tractor homage, even I had heard of that company. This bike is rolling a 29+ rear, 20″ front, has two generator lamps, custom racks, a “hand shifting” front 2x Wolf Tooth setup and best of all: chains.

I can’t get over how thoughtful Erik’s work is. Peacock Groovy, baby. See more in the Gallery!

Mar 15, 2014 31 comments
Billy’s Metrofiets Cargo Bike
Beautiful Bicycle: Billy's Metrofiets Cargo Bike

I can honestly say that I’ve never shot portrait photos of a cargo bike before. Don’t ask me why, because there’s no reason. But when I saw Billy’s Metrofiets cargo bike, I had to shoot it. One of Billy’s many tasks is being the Bern helmet rep for Portland. And since it’s Portland, you have to deliver goods by bike. But this isn’t any ordinary Metrofiets, you might recognize it from NAHBS last year, when it was sporting a gray paintjob and a short cargo bed.

Bern commissioned Metrofiets to replace the bed with a cargo box and now Billy delivers goods by bike in Portland. Which, as he’s found, this time of year, that rain cover comes in handy…

Nov 28, 2012 12 comments