From Randonneur to Citaden: Conversion of a touring bike to city kid and cargo hauler
Originally a fully loaded touring bike, I found the bike slightly too small for me with a traditional drop bar setup. Given that it had such a plush ride, wide gearing, powerful brakes, quality frameset and high end comps, as well as the ability to carry a lot of weight, I asked whether it could make a more comfortable upright cargo bike for grocery runs and carrying my 45lb daughter around town. The result is a very stable, comfortable urban ride. The rear rack is a special rack designed for a quick release child seat, and will be used to transport my daughter to kindergarten daily. After one week of commuting to work with it, it has become my most comfortable upright bicycle.