cargo bike design?

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  1. irishpowerjunkie

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    has anyone on here ever made a cargo bike with shopping cart/trolley as I am considering making one with old trolley and rigid framed bike. I plan to try and use a trike/go cart axle if possible at back of trolley with back triangle cut off bike and trolley welded on. would this be a good design and how would I link up bike gears still not sure.
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    this is similar idea but I plan it to be lower and have a ramp for allowing lawnmower/wheelbarrow/etc to be wheeled on and off easily as plan on using for garden maintaince business
     
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    I like the idea.

    To get your cargo area lower, you'll probably have to go with a trike, sidecar or trailer design. Sidecar and trailer both have the advantage of being far more stable for loading and unloading. I posted it elsewhere, but here's a link to Xtracycle, they have an extension kit system and sidecar that they claim can hold 250 lbs.

    Food for thought, if nothing else.

     
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    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Xtracycle makes some nice stuff. Expensive though...
     
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    Definately. That's part of the downside of it being a 'niche market' and having a system designed to be that modular and upgradable.

    However I'm thinking someone with a welder and the stock pipe might be able to bodge something similar together.
     
  8. irishpowerjunkie

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    I think i may go with trailer idea and make it so it may be used for multiple bikes. Thanks for the links though would be thinking along two wheeled variety.
     
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    I like it. I could take my dog for a ride on it.
     
  10. irishpowerjunkie

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    Yeah good use for it eswell as i have a dog myself a lab called podge.pure black and crazy for water and sticks. Favouite toy is a plastic bottle he destroys everyday
     

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