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Riese and Müller Packster – extended test ride

The first month of waiting for our Packster 80 to arrive passed fairly quickly because we were busy with the move and getting settled in Seattle. The second month seemed to drag out forever. And in a way it did, as it actually took more than 2 1/2 months for the bike to finally arrive,… Continue reading Riese and Müller Packster – extended test ride

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Rain canopy considerations (long term review of the Blaq Packster 80 rain canopy)

At some point I want to get a bunch of bakfiets owners together and design the perfect rain canopy. Until then, we’re stuck with the rain canopies that are actually available. I’ve previously talked about what I didn’t like about the R&M version of the Packster canopy. In addition to my problems with the functionality… Continue reading Rain canopy considerations (long term review of the Blaq Packster 80 rain canopy)

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Initial impressions: Blaq rain canopy for the Packster 80

When I first decided to get the Packster 80, R&M were not yet making a rain cover for the longer version of the bike. Since half the point of getting a bakfiets instead of a longtail was that we live in Seattle and want to keep the kids warm and dry for the 8-9 months… Continue reading Initial impressions: Blaq rain canopy for the Packster 80