A bicycle pram, early 1900s.
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I wonder why this got phased out
You still have a similar thing in the Netherlands, although the baby would be in a proper car seat-type affair now
Omg that’s so cute
I just bought one of these! Although, mine is 2 wheels instead of 3. (It's actually easier to handle and safer)
They have kid seats and rain covers. Currently waiting on mine to arrive! Also took awhile to find one, since I'm in US and they are rare here.
I’m curious where you’ll use it. In the UK, a couple of people have been stopped by police when riding it on the normal road as they deemed it too dangerous. In NL we have dedicated cycle paths almost everywhere but when you do have to join normal traffic, motorists are hyper-aware of cyclists anyway so its safe. How would that work in the US?
There are some huge dedicated bike paths in my county. I only have to ride about a quarter of a mile on low traffic back streets to get to them, so I dont suspect much issue.
It would be much harder where i grew up though. Almost no dedicated bike lanes there and a lot of "I'm cool and drive a lifted truck" culture there where it actually would be pretty dangerous.
imagine paying 7500 for this
It's a Bosch electric motor, so that is mostly what the cost comes from. Imagine spending 20k+ on a second car instead...
Came to say this.
That's the cutest thing ever. I want kids now
Had to check out what it looks like, they're adorable & in the Netherlands orange too.
That is so adorable. Now I want one so I can take my little niece to more places!
Oh i know it looks perfect I wonder how well it steered.
Probably very poorly like the corner store delivery bike I rode in the 90's...
Edit : Plus, these must've been heavy af cause back then, they were made with train grade steel!!
lol any head on collision would definitely hurt a baby
With what though? These things are slow as fuck, but way nicer than pushing a stroller.
with that van that ran the red light and your baby is the first point of impact because its the first to leave the side walk.
>your baby is the first point of impact because its the first to leave the side walk
As opposed to every stroller, pram, bassinet and carriage ever made?
What is it about the word “bicycle” that makes people immediately stop thinking, and instead start catastrophizing and victim-blaming?
Because cars and car dependent planning in America made everything else unsafe
They are not uncommon where I live, just a modern version of it. 🇸🇪
Yes and the infant's soft head also doubles as the crumple zone, genius!
How the fuck is that supposed to be steered
Just keep going straight. It’ll be fine.
Well, it's a tricycle pram, isn't it?
We still have bikes like this in The Netherlands
We still use these in the Netherlands, but the baby goes in a proper seat. And it fits older siblings beside too. It's called a bakfiets.
I googled to see and wow! Bakfiets are cool as hell!
I typed a long reply to another comment about trailers, but that comment got deleted, so I hope you don't mind me leaving it here so that I can drop some info about cargo bikes for the curious masses!
The original comment mentioned that they had seen lots of kiddie trailers in the US but no bakfiets.
It's because in the Netherlands, commuting and just generally getting around via bicycle is mainstream. It's extremely flat, so bikes don't need many gears, and they can be built like tanks and weigh 80 lbs. because nobody needs to climb hills.This kind of mainstream culture of cycling lends itself to specialty cargo and people-carrying bikes, because average people take their kids to school and do their grocery shop on a bicycle.
In America, there's historically been a vanishingly small market for these types of bikes, as they tend to be expensive and take up a substantial amount of space, and many people don't live in places where it's practical to use a bike like this for primary transport year-round.
Kiddie trailers and cargo trailers, on the other hand, might only cost a few hundred dollars and can be added to a wide range of bicycles that people already own-- mountain bikes, hybrids and even road bikes-- and detached when they aren't needed. For this reason, they're much more prevalent in the states, where a removable trailer is easier to justify for most families that might only occasionally need a kiddie carrier.
These bakfiets (which literally translates to "bucket bike") come in varying sizes and configurations, some with only two wheels and some with three, and are starting to appear in cycling-friendly American cities. This is somewhat driven by an increase in bicycle commuters in American cities, as well as recent improvements in e-bike technology that make it possible for a normal person to pedal a combined 350 pounds of bike, children and groceries up a hill.
I live in the US, and in my city, there are several shops that specialize in different types of cargo bikes, and other traditional bike shops that carry one or two types. On the street, you most commonly see long-tail cargo bikes (where the kids sit on the back) but I'm seeing bakfiets bikes from time to time too.
Stop over to r/CargoBike and check out the scene!
Great comment but I somewhat disagree with the reason being how flat the Netherlands are. The actual reason is that city planning prioritises bikes. So it's convenient, fast and safe. Some Finnish cities are great at this too. Even at -20°C. Because they care. The US and Canada mostly care about cars and make biking a scary, unpleasant affair in most parts.
check out r/cargobike
Germany too. They are called „Christiana Bike“, so I would think they may be originally from Denmark?
Nah, that's probably mid twenties.
Yeah, apparently 1926 in London. So, mid twenties was spot on.
I can imagine that would have been a pretty expensive piece of kit at the time..
That’s an ice cream bike.
That"s a reverse tricycle
Still used in my city in a way.
I have to push the Pram-a-looooooooooot!
Brilliant if you crash the carrier will soften to blow… oh wait
Is that Freddie Highmore?
Reminds me of that time in Ghostbusters 2 when Ghost Janosz stole the baby carriage and
HE IS VIGO! YOU ARE LIKE THE BUZZING OF FLIES TO HIM
fancy bike. It looks really heavy and probably requiring significant physical effort to go about.
And we still use these today.
And when you don't have the baby in there, you can shopping with it.
Pram is olde English for stroller
Origin is ancient gaelic
In the times of the Anglo Saxons
Before the brexit
Extra cushion in case of oncoming collisions.
You cannot be serious. What a terrible idea.
That must be the babysitter taking Jr out for fresh air…must be all of 13 years old.
Hmm I wonder if they tested the aerodynamics in a wind tunnel
Beautiful craftsmanship. All plastic that expires and you can’t give away. Trash mountains errywhere.