How do I prevent frozen brake cables on my cargo bike?
Due to the rainy climate, moisture can get into the brake cables of your cargo bike. Of course, this can also happen with the cargo bike. Not a problem in itself because your cargo bike will not be worse to ride but with frost this becomes annoying. The result is that your brake cables freeze, making your cargo bike a lot heavier or it will not brake properly. That is why we asked mechanic Jan how you can solve this problem.
According to Jan, lubricant offers the solution. Jan: "Right. Take a little WD40 or other lubricant and lubricate the inner cable with it. Don't use grease because it will be too thick! I like to use the Cyclon Lubricant Spray". Of course, you can't just reach the inner cable. That is why our mechanic is also happy to explain how you can best approach this.
Does lubrication not help?
If the lubrication does not work and your cargo bike is still heavy to pedal, it may be that the brake shoe has frozen solid in the drum. The only solution we have for this is to thaw everything with a hair dryer and not use the parking brake for the rest of the winter. Do you want to lubricate, but you don't have the right lubricant at home? Order it from our webshop.