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Old 07-22-13, 12:00 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Short cargo bike from folder? PHOTOS???

Has anyone seen a short cargo bike build from a folding bike build from a folding bike with 20 inch wheels?

What gears does it use? I am thinking 28/42/52 sprockets in the front and a 11-34 in the rear. Or at least a 12-34 . That would give me 16.5 gear inches to climb the hills with and still have about 96 for a high gear.
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This is what I am thinking of, but made with a folder bike; but of course it will not fold agian.



http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/11/06/...all-footprint/
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Stay tuned... I have such a build in the works.
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excellent, I realy want to see how you do it.
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Moulton offers front and rear racks , extensions of the frame really,

and still have the center connectors, to break down into halves
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here's a pict of a dahon folder. 2 pieces of 1/2 x 1" tubing welded to top tube. Plywood then bolted on to the tubes.
Had a junked recycle bin lying around which is bolted on to plywood.
Ride is more stable than stock bike. I've carried over 40lbs of load on it. Big Apple tires helps
Geared with 38T front and 11/34t rear for San Francisco Hills. Maybe a 34T front or smaller would be better though.
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40 lbs is just a minimum..... I think it could do a lot more with a heavy duty rack made of square tube... 1/8" x 1.5" inch flat bar works good, I used it on my bike that I built last year.


what kind of hills do you have? we have bad ones here, like no way to pedal some of them.



the moulton bikes look very ligth weight, probably very good for the bus.
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a local man made this one with 3/4" flat bar

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Not a folder, but you could do the same thing.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...truck-bicycle/
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