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Anyone built a cargo bike
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:59:44 pm »
I've posted in wanted incase anyone is shifting one but just wondered if anyone on here has made a cargo bike. I'm considering it. Would be a three wheel box at front type. Would need to practice my welding first

Re: Anyone built a cargo bike
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 08:33:18 pm »
I've always gone for trailers - easier to build, easier to store, more versatile.
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Anyone built a cargo bike
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 09:19:44 am »
If you need plans, it's worth having a look at the Atomic Zombie site. The instructions and pictures are useful (though I'm building a recumbent trike, so it's not the same). Trikes do take up a lot of garage space though.

Re: Anyone built a cargo bike
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 09:46:50 am »
Instructions here too, if useful: https://toolsforasimplelife.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/illustrated-box-bike-instructions/

Would be very tempted if I had a garage to take up lots of space in :-)

Re: Anyone built a cargo bike
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 05:00:29 pm »
Far easier to build a trailer.

I have a very simple frame (for a commercial trailer), works with a weber hitch and 26" tyres. That was ok up to 100kg of cargo.

Can photograph it if you'd like, give you some measurements. Wouldn't be difficult for someone with welding skills to duplicate.
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Re: Anyone built a cargo bike
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 07:03:41 pm »
I currently have a burley trailer but for future plans I'd like a cargo bike. Thanks for the trailer offers. I'll probably build one of them at some point anyway