WorkCycles Fr8 Cross-frame (as daddy bike)

Carrying the whole brood without a bakfiets (or a car) is not reserved for just the Fr8 with Universal frame (City and Family bike). Far from it, our Fr8 Cross-frame is equally up to the task, it's just more suited for dad.

The Fr8 (pronounced like "freight") cross-frame was originally designed for tall and heavy cyclists. However, it fits riders from about 175cm to perhaps 220cm tall, and can deal with a total weight of at least 250kg.

Its modular system allows for a perfect 'dad' configuration. Thanks to an enormously stiff and robust construction, sophisticated geometry and special carriers it can handle just about anything. The daddy Fr8 is usually equipped with its special, long rear carrier that can fit either one child seat and large panniers, or even seating for two kids. Mounts for two sets of footrests are built in, so you can even invent your own seat system. Either the frame-mounted City front carrier or the Massive Rack with integrated parking stand can be fitted. There's plenty of knee room for a front child seat or the Fr8's kiddy saddle behind the handlebars. Once the kids are riding their own bikes, just remove the child seats and you'll have a great city/utility bike that quickly adjusts to fit a broad range of riders.

Like all Workcycles bicycles the Fr8 with cross-frame can be built to suit your needs and tastes: You can choose amongst a broad range of options for gearing, brakes, front and rear carriers, saddles, tires and more. Just click the Purchase Information to request the full list of options. This bike can be boxed and shipped throughout the world.


  • Child transport
  • Groceries
  • Commuting
  • General utility

Load capacity-

  • One parent, up to three kids and lots of groceries
  • Approximately 250kg maximum total weight


  • "Adaptive Seat Tube" quickly adjustable for riders of about 175-220cm
  • TIG welded Chro-Mo frame and fork
  • Heavy duty wheels with aluminum rims, 13g stainless spokes
  • Schwalbe Big Ben or Schwalbe Big Apple tires w/ Kevlar antiflat belts
  • Shimano front roller brake
  • Hub dynamo, LED headlamp, LED taillamp with standlight
  • Fully enclosed chain-case, painted stainless steel fenders
  • Wide double leg centerstand
  • Stainless steel handlebar, stem and all hardware


Too many to list. See Henry's Overview. Below a few examples...
  • Shimano 3sp or 8sp internal hub gears
  • Coaster or hand rear brake
  • Brooks leather saddle
  • City front carrier
  • Long rear carrier
  • Lock box
  • Child saddle on frame behind handlebar
  • Plate welded in frame with laser-cut name or logo
  • Satin black, matte grey or your choice of color(s)
Price:  €1.267
VAT 21%:  €266
Price including VAT:  €1.533

WorkCycles Fr8 Cross-frame (as daddy bike)
Child's saddle and footrests
Child's saddle and footrests
Powerful IM81 rollerbrakes
Powerful IM81 rollerbrakes
Special rear carrier can fit two child seats.
Special rear carrier can fit two child seats.