I've been riding mine since August, almost every day to work and back- 14 miles roundtrip. Here lately I have not as it is too dark when I need to start out and my headlight simply is not up to snuff. My 12 year old jumped a curb with it trying to learn how to ride the thing- no damage, and he's a hefty 132 pounds!! This was with the twin .50 caliber ammo boxes I used as panniers... I do NOT advise that. Looks cool, WAY too much weight- regardless, there has been no failure of the bike itself. The rear hub with it's rag attatchment set-up is a nightmare, I will be tweaking the frame and dishing the wheel to the right to give the chain clearance. I certainly do not advise this thing to anybody building for the first time, the Schinn is a better rig- but I am making mine work and have not been dissapointed by it's performance.
And yes, the next one will likely be based on a Worksman- no argument. The Cranbrick is sturdy enough- the Worksman is simply a better bike for the job.
the Old Sgt.