Deutsche Post Mail Bike

Photo © ProfDEH

A Deutsche Post mail delivery bike on the job in Cologne, Germany.

11 Responses to “Deutsche Post Mail Bike”

  • Chris Cowan says:

    These are everywhere in Germany… This is a different company who delivers the mail in München.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/uhduhmoblog/1715894561/in/set-72157602605565831/

  • Eddie says:

    What a wonderful way to deliver mail! Too bad it probably wouldn’t work in the U.S., not necessarily because the routes are so widespread but because the junk mail would overload a large trailer, let alone a basket and rack.

  • David Hembrow says:

    The mail is delivered by bike in many countries. For instance, in the UK the Royal Mail is the largest single customers for bicycles. Over here in the Netherlands bikes are also used to deliver the mail. Everything but large parcels arrives by bike.

    And junk mail, of which there is too much, is mostly delivered separately, and again all by bicycle. I took this photo through our front window of a huge bicycle trailer which one of the local junk mail deliverers uses:

    http://www.camcycle.org.uk/map/location/13311/

    Luckily it’s possible to opt out of most of the junk mail here by putting a sticker like this on your letter box:

    http://hembrow.eu/personal/rubbish.html#neeja

  • andy parmentier says:

    this would be the perfect job for me-i’ve entertained thoughts of pizza delivery by bike for years now. i’ll be the carrier pigeon on the rans hammertruck, with a giant front rack maybe, after all
    3 years ago my email address was ducky lowflyer, inspired by riding no hands.

  • andy parmentier says:

    …pulling an extrawheel trailer, of course-made in poland

  • Roland Smith says:

    Our post used
    trikes with electric assist before it was privatized.

  • Barry Gardner says:

    How do those little wheels that stabilize the front in the parking position work? It appears they flip backwards. Are they simply locked over-center in the forward direction or is there a locking mechanism? How do they stay up when they’re in the traveling position to the rear?

  • Mike Bowers says:

    Here in Salem Oregon, the USPS is hiring bicycle deliverers for the holiday season. They are providing the trailers.

  • Eddie says:

    But who is providing the elf costumes?

  • Nico says:

    @Barry:
    There’s a spring holding the little wheels. You can see it if you look closely. It’s the grey thing next to the yellow tube.

  • Gordon says:

    It would be nice to have those bikes imported, or a source published to buy one and have it shipped here. Are there any contacts to buy one of those frames?
    Gordon in Boise, Idaho, USA

 
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