The Pick-Up Artist (Complete Bicycle)
WIRE Magazine called it "the best-named cargo bike ever", but there is much more going for the Pick-Up Artist than its name.
This is a great option to consider if you are looking for a little more hauling capacity than the Tradesman and you don't want to piece together parts for a frame. The PUA is a complete bike.
- The longer wheelbase and linkage steering makes for a milder steering beast (better than carrying heavy loads). It's longer front platform also takes bulkier loads.
- The platform rack is fixed to the frame - not the fork - so the front load does not affect the steering as much as with a fork mounted pannier or bar mounted basket.
- Super low standover height makes disembarking easier even if you have something on top of the rear rack.
Frame: Steel w/alloy fold-down stem, one size
Brakes: Avid BB-7 160/180mm
Brake Levers: Avid FR-5
Crank Set: SRAM S200 42-32-22T, 170mm
Cassette: SRAM PG-730 7-speed, 12-32T
Derailleurs: SRAM X.3
Grips: Velo ergonomic
Pedals: Aluminum platform w/boron axle
Saddle: Velo VL-3061
Wheels: 20" front (keeps load at a lower center of gravity), 26" rear (alloy disc hubs and rims, 36h)
Tires: Kenda Kwest 20/26" x 1.75"
Front Platform: Steel, 44x30mm
Extras: Rear rack, fenders and steel double kickstand included
Effective Top Tube: 565mm
Steering column height (to the ground): 1000mm
Saddle to Pedal distance: 780 - 940mm