Our new Cargo!

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  • 09-01-2012
    Nelson34
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    Our new Cargo!
  • 09-01-2012
    Nelson34
    Metrofeits cargo bike at Vasona-have had it a few months now-and just finally logged in to share picts. A gift to our son from the great guys at Bay Area Cargo Bikes!
  • 09-02-2012
    JAGI410
    That looks like a great setup! Congrats!
  • 09-03-2012
    bugshield
    I rode something similar in Amsterdam with my sister-in-law in the bucket. I was really surprised how well the bike handled, especially with ~100lbs in the bucket. Congrats.
  • 09-03-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Nice! I guess we need to get together to mount those lights I have onto it. Bring the beer over, we’ll get it hooked up.
  • 09-03-2012
    Live2rideUtah
    That is sweet, nice purchase
  • 09-07-2012
    danrothmusic
    ...I thought you were talking about the kid
  • 09-08-2012
    Nelson34
    He was a freebie with the purchase-
  • 09-08-2012
    Nelson34
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    With rain cover-tool a ride to downtown Campbell last night and met up with friends including the Porkstacker and his boys
  • 09-09-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
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    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post
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    With rain cover-tool a ride to downtown Campbell last night and met up with friends including the Porkstacker and his boys

    Hehe, I recognise my front wheel/tire (Surly Large Marge + 26"x2.5" Maxxis Hookworm) in that photo. :thumbsup:
  • 09-15-2012
    Nelson34
    ???
  • 12-07-2012
    huffster
    Interesting, but I'm still trying to get my brain around how that steering works. Is it cable controlled?
  • 12-07-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
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    Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    Interesting, but I'm still trying to get my brain around how that steering works. Is it cable controlled?

    There is an articulated steering arm setup that goes from the handlebar to the fork. It attaches at the bottom of the steerer tube (the one that connects to the fork), which then goes underneath the cargobike and connects to a provision welded to the right-side fork arm on the fork.
  • 12-07-2012
    Nelson34
    Yeah! Ill take picts
  • 12-07-2012
    huffster
    I get the concept. Thanks for explaining. Looks like a fun ride for the kid to be out in front instead of the typical set-up of riding with a giant wall in front of them. Enjoy!
  • 01-19-2013
    gumby_kevbo
    This is how light aircraft control surfaces are often controlled. Vocabulary in that context is control rod and the levers are horns. To turn the motion another direction, or transfer it to cables, a bellcrank is used. The ball& socket joints on the ends of the rod are Heim joints. Knowing the terms will make it easier for home builders to source parts and find info on best practices.
  • 01-19-2013
    gumby_kevbo
    Duplicate post removed
  • 01-20-2013
    Nelson34