Call it "Rough Rider" ;)
Call it "Rough Rider" ;)
Just got it and already loading it down.
My kids said it looked like a Darleck was attacking me.
Reynolds 753 road frame, repurposed as a light duty shopping bike. More details on parts etc on the flickr page.
Shogun Trail Breaker, Tange MTB OS, 3x7sp, now with Footsies.
Here is my home built cargo bike. I still have some work to do, but its a blast to ride
Hunter I believe
Well, I am now officially a White Van Man (WVM) :lol:
Alas, not a Cargo Cycles creation: I have scheduled building Cargo Tricycles and Quads in the Autumn, so I have bought this Secondhand AVD Loadmaster van to Hire out for the time being.
It has a set of Sram 7 speed internal hub gears, and a two chain ring front derailleur set up giving me 14 pedalling speeds in total. Plus selectable; pedal assist electric drive, or full electric drive, road legal lighting, Sturmey Archer Drum brakes all round. Rear (lockable) roller shutter door and a wire mesh swing out door (for carrying dogs: the van originally transported Customs and Revenue sniffer dogs around an Airport). The van body has a capacity 1.2 cu/metre and 250 kg payload
I shall be fitting a 12 volt rotating amber beacon tomorrow, and on Friday I have two, 30 watt X 12 Volt solar panels being delivered, which I will also fit to the roof to assist with battery charging.
I now have to work like crazy tomorrow, Friday and this weekend as my new JD2 H3 tube bender also arrived today (at long last after being held up by Customs and Revenue for nearly a month), along with getting the Van serviced, cleaned, polished, and Cargo Cycles logo decals fitted ready for Monday morning, when a certain major political Party has hired it as a campaigning vehicle until after polling next Thursday.
Love it, Gareth!
With spring here the extrabike is even busier as it is my parts hauler as well as my mobile service bike... nice to get off the studded tyres and fitted a new stand and clipless pedals the other day.
This was a load of very hard to find vintage tyres I received from another local collector who had no use for them.
This thread never ceases to amaze me and inspire me... purchased a heavy duty sewing machine late last fall and plan on fabricating my own sling bags for my extrabike and panniers and bags for other rides.
The white van, man!
home from Lowe's.
I was lucky enough to get a test ride of a Velo Orange Polyvalent over the weekend, built up with mostly VO parts by Commuter Cycles in Melbourne, Australia. This really is what a citybike should be like. Sturdy front rack, 2 leg stand, upright position, bright dyno lights, low trail and fat 650B tyres. Handles like a dream with a front load, needs to get pretty heavy (>10kg / 20lbs) before the frame starts to flex excessively.
Photoset on Flickr
my nashbar touring bike. will be a light grocery hauler this summer. i have an xtracycle for the serious stuff, like beer runs.
How it usally looks...
Thought some of you might appreciate the cycle truck I just built. So far I've carried my 185lb friend on it without any trouble, slow speeds, and turns are effortless since the rack is mounted to the frame. NO WHEEL FLOP. Gonna have to throw a party soon so I have an excuse to put a full keg on it.
This is my utility bike until its sold. I find I can do most everything with a breezer 8 now:
My 59cm Kogswell P/R: just got new bars, brake levers, and tape :)
This is a knife sharpening bike I saw in the city of Toluca in Mexico. He must be using the rear wheel to drive the grinding wheel via a belt. Wooden box on the main tube and home made pannier are inspiring.
Little rack, and a little guy.