• 12-23-2009
    superjohnny
    Post Pics of your Cargo Bike
    Dang I can't believe I get to start this thread. Seems every forum has one so post 'em up! Here's a couple of my Dummy.


  • 12-23-2009
    Sizzler
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    Nice ride Superjohnny! Looks like your from PDX? Here's my Big Dummy, about 100 miles upriver from you!
  • 12-23-2009
    Mountain Medic
    Dummy Up
















  • 12-23-2009
    Blksocks
    I'm 23 and I find those pretty amazing. Is that more of an older person type thing?

    They're like tanks! :p
  • 12-23-2009
    Sizzler
    Old person :eekster:, I'm in my 20's!
  • 12-23-2009
    Blksocks
    Older person type like... 20+!!! Damn, I'm old too!

    Someone give me a ride off a cliff!

    Still very nice bikes though! :p

    Edit: What is the maximum weight for those BD's?
  • 12-23-2009
    NHpug
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    More Dumbitude!
    Here ya go - right now darn cold in NH these last few days, not much riding! There's a bunch of snow where the Dummy sits in this pic.
  • 12-23-2009
    Pigtire
    Old photo. I'll post new ones once I get the chance.

  • 12-23-2009
    Skip Bernet


    The Wagonqueen Family Truckster

    Skip
    Surly Bikes
  • 12-24-2009
    Mojoe
  • 12-24-2009
    NHpug
    Nice shot, Mojoe! If it were me, being a wuss, I might retract the blade :-)
  • 12-24-2009
    baker


  • 12-24-2009
    locobaylor
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    Here's my commuter and around-town bike.
  • 12-24-2009
    veloreality
  • 12-24-2009
    locobaylor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by baker


    Where'd you find that handlebar/stem that you have connected to the seatpost? I was thinking about putting something like that on my bike so passengers have a place to hold onto.
  • 12-24-2009
    baker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by locobaylor
    Where'd you find that handlebar/stem that you have connected to the seatpost? I was thinking about putting something like that on my bike so passengers have a place to hold onto.

    It's an oversize (31.8mm) adjustable 1-1/8" stem, mated to a cut down carbon fiber bar w/ a 28.6->25.4 stem shim. The kids like it. :-)

    The stem is a Ritchey model in 120mm length (I think), but there are other brands with the same setup. The adjustable angle allows me to set it at zero degrees to make the setup straight.
  • 12-26-2009
    MABman
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    The Bumvee
    I like my cargo bikes with some oomph and this one will haul the load and the loadee quite nicely.


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    And lights are a must for the long winter nights:)

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  • 12-29-2009
    veloreality
    took the scenic route to the skatepark the other day.


    god, i love riding on dirt!:thumbsup:
  • 12-30-2009
    rooster44
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    My baby.
  • 01-02-2010
    Sizzler
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    Found these guys in the country today. They were eyeballing my brooks saddle, probably because it's leather.
  • 01-03-2010
    FastFix
    Awesome Bike!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MABman
    I like my cargo bikes with some oomph and this one will haul the load and the loadee quite nicely.




    MabMan, that is an awesome looking bike-truck that you have there. Is it homemade? The bed looks really functional, although I would be tempted to design and build a tailgate for it.
  • 01-03-2010
    carrion cycles
    heres mine, i got sick of pulling around my bob so i built this.
    its all straight up 4130, i still need to build a center stand and i need to set up panniers and mount, you'd think there would be more then enough room up top but the bars hit if loaded to high.
    it will get a coat of paint sometime this spring.

  • 01-03-2010
    MABman
    Bumvee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FastFix
    MabMan, that is an awesome looking bike-truck that you have there. Is it homemade? The bed looks really functional, although I would be tempted to design and build a tailgate for it.

    Yes, garage made. It is codenamed the "Bicycle Utility Motorised Vehicle"

    The bed was a concept that while it works, it doesn't work as well as being able to carry the heaviest part of the load at or below axle level stability wise, but it will still haul a pretty good freight. I dragged a 20' 16" culvert up a pretty steep dirt road with the bike awhile back that totally freaked out my buddy who said it could never be done. A few bungies and a stretch cargo net has negated the need for a tail gate of any kind. The best thing about this bike perhaps is that it uses alot of recycled parts and pieces and cost less than a Big Dummy frame to achieve. :thumbsup:
  • 01-04-2010
    superjohnny
    Very cool carrion cycles. That front brake needs a bigger rotor though cause that one looks woefully insufficient ;)
  • 01-04-2010
    carrion cycles
    thanks:D
  • 01-04-2010
    powderhound82
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    My Klein xtra-cycle
    theres some good looking rigs on here!

    Here is mine, complete with homemade snow studs.
  • 01-05-2010
    superjohnny
    powderhound82,
    How'd make your own studed tires? It crossed my mind this year but we haven't really had too much icy weather here in Portland. I just can't bear to part with $100+ for tires I'll only use 10 days a year.
  • 01-05-2010
    powderhound82
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    A few hundred screws and some free time...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by superjohnny
    powderhound82,
    How'd make your own studed tires? It crossed my mind this year but we haven't really had too much icy weather here in Portland. I just can't bear to part with $100+ for tires I'll only use 10 days a year.

    I had some old Nevegals laying around, I'm sure most tires would work. Drill a small pilot hole through the knob from the outside, then drive a small (depends on thickness of tire)sheet metal screw into the pilot hole from inside. I put a few layers of duct tape and an old dh tube as a liner, no problems so far. I'd recommend gloves for installing the tire on the wheel, these suckas will cut ya!

    As you can tell from the pic, I am snowbound. The roads and bike path around here are usually hardpack snow with big sections of ice. These tires are on their second season and have worked like a charm. No trail riding as the snow is too deep, that's what the ski are for.

    check this thread
  • 01-08-2010
    pimpbot
    Here's my Giant Yukon with racks and bags. I had it all loaded up with a full campsite and 2 days of food to test it out. I pretty much use it for grocery runs and trailer pulling.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pXBoIPxf-LhE2gO6IN1jBg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/SGhpxaQ2LCI/AAAAAAAACKE/L5pN2p7OpHQ/s800/IMG_0186.JPG" /></a>
  • 01-09-2010
    benwitt11
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    One of my favorite shots. Standard complete build, Profile cranks, Paul thumbies. Now with Rawland bars and a Surly front rack.
  • 01-09-2010
    Endomaniac


  • 01-10-2010
    Speedub.Nate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by benwitt11
    One of my favorite shots.

    Friggin' aww-some!
  • 01-12-2010
    superjohnny
    Dang that's a lot of egg crates Endomaniac. You must keep chickens :) Looks like the first pic is a green dummy & the 2nd is black. Do you have 2?
  • 01-12-2010
    Sloan
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    My daughter and I loaded up the Dummy (Radar) and headed for the beach last Sunday.
  • 01-13-2010
    Pigtire
    Sloan, Where is this beach located? Looks familiar. I also use the Dummy for my beach runs. Load it up with my beach chair, cooler and books and I'm good to go.



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sloan
    My daughter and I loaded up the Dummy (Radar) and headed for the beach last Sunday.

  • 01-15-2010
    Sloan
    It's right at the end of the bike path, north of Santa Monica and south of Malibu.
  • 01-21-2010
    Endomaniac
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by superjohnny
    Dang that's a lot of egg crates Endomaniac. You must keep chickens :) Looks like the first pic is a green dummy & the 2nd is black. Do you have 2?

    They are the same bike, just different lighting.
    We get all our eggs from a the same local farm, as do several of our neighbors. Every so often we return everyones cartons so the farm can reuse them.
    Reuse is alway better than recycling.
  • 01-24-2010
    gromz1
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    A rather less exotic location.......my BD awaiting a well-earned service in the workshop.
    it has many 10-year old parts from a Kona i built up in the late 90s. it will be getting a new BB, cassette, chain and some nice replacement RaceFace chainrings on that ancient shimano LX crankset. One of only 2 BDs i have seen with V-brakes!
    A mongrel but she works hard!! Apologies for the poor pic, taken on my phone in bad light.
  • 01-28-2010
    veloreality
    doing a 24hr overnight trip on sunday out in berrago springs(desert) so i put different tires on. crazy difference riding the tires on the street its scary.
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  • 01-28-2010
    Speedub.Nate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by veloreality


    <a href="http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/brianjamesitzaina/?action=view&current=IMG_1293.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/brianjamesitzaina/IMG_1293.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width="400"></a>

    Love it! I was looking at a Soma Juice as an Xtracycle donor frame, with a similar swoopy top tube. That Haro looks fantastic disguised as a working bike!
  • 01-29-2010
    Kasper
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Blksocks
    I'm 23 and I find those pretty amazing. Is that more of an older person type thing? They're like tanks! :p

    That's no tank son! This is a tank...

    :) Kasper
    (1 wife - 4 children - 9 bikes ... and counting)

  • 01-29-2010
    veloreality
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Speedub.Nate
    Love it! I was looking at a Soma Juice as an Xtracycle donor frame, with a similar swoopy top tube. That Haro looks fantastic disguised as a working bike!

    the sloped tt helps alot when i have alot of gear on the back so i can step through and not around, definatly saved me from tipping over in my driveway a few times :thumbsup:
  • 01-31-2010
    BrianMc
    Sort of oput of place among stretched frames, Long Johns, and the like, hope it's OK to post here.

    My classic 'economy' recycle errand/cargo/commuter bike with first load that overflowed panniers Partial load. About 60% of max:



    (Cell phone photo.)

    The 'step through' dip in the top bar's absence is really felt with a full load in back. Can't tip it and keep balance. High kick helps old man's flexibility, though!



    'Free' Taiwan built 4020 62 cm Schwinn World Sport long frame 1984. No saddle, post, stem, or bars. Bent chainwheel, fork.

    Was to be winter bike to save classic tourer. New post & bars, rest from parts on hand. Cold set rear from 126 to 130 mm and misaligned fork. Decided I wanted something for errands to save short car trips.

    Home built aluminum Porteur rack custom fit to old Thermos cooler. Wald rear rack and economy 'panniers', basket, and old cooler.

    Was 2 x 6 (9 different ratios) with home made plastic chain guard. Now 1 x 9 . Wider more even, easier to shift.

    Was 27" 1 1/8" now 700C cassette & 35 mm Michelin City tires. Better ride, more stable, more puncture resistant, and more visible (reflective walls.)

    POS original crankset had to be cut off. Spare 144 mm BCD Sugino (1972) with worn Black anodized 48/42 chain wheels was converted with NOS Sugino 42 I had, and a beat up 52 of same era detoothed and polished up for a chain guard. Classic Campy pedals with toe clips from parts bin. Brake levers will be changed out to make safer. OTB emasculation unlikely, but possible in this setup. Wheels, 1x9, fenders, front lights all added since top photo (Columbus day/Canadian Thanksgiving Turkey dinner).

    Currently, cargo conversion part about half paid for from saved vehicle use since September. About $200 in used and new parts, over half in wheels, tires and 11-34 cassette. Smooth, and a weird sort of fun to ride. Have used 42/34 and 42/11 (loaded heavy, hills & into 20-25 mph wind: air brakes), and (light load, downhill 10-15 from behind: sails). Fully loaded it's not as much of a pig as I thought it would be, load balance is a factor I haven't totally mastered. The single shifter was a really good idea to keep a tight rein. Amazed that the old Shimano took to the 11-34 like they were made for each other.

    It will get commuter duty with other rear panniers, IF I get a job close enough until I can afford a bike with discs.
  • 01-31-2010
    fredsbikes@gmail.com
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    Here's a pic of my homemade Long John clone
    Howdy, I saw the Gazelles from Denmark, but they wanted 3K for them and I didn't want one 3k worth, so I took a mountain bike frame, a BMX front wheel and fork and made my own. I have a small machine shop and TIG/MIG welder. It's amazing that people walk up to me and ask why I built it. The big black box is a huge PA speaker that I drive with a car stereo and large gel cell. I just have that on there occasionally as an example of what it can carry. That weighs about 75 pounds. I am going for about a 100 pound cargo capacity. I like the load in the fron so you can keep an eye on it. I have also added a 6' kiddy bike flag to the front wheel so people see it.
  • 02-01-2010
    Pigtire
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fredsbikes@gmail.com
    Howdy, I saw the Gazelles from Denmark, but they wanted 3K for them and I didn't want one 3k worth, so I took a mountain bike frame, a BMX front wheel and fork and made my own. I have a small machine shop and TIG/MIG welder. It's amazing that people walk up to me and ask why I built it. The big black box is a huge PA speaker that I drive with a car stereo and large gel cell. I just have that on there occasionally as an example of what it can carry. That weighs about 75 pounds. I am going for about a 100 pound cargo capacity. I like the load in the fron so you can keep an eye on it. I have also added a 6' kiddy bike flag to the front wheel so people see it.


    That is just awesome!
  • 02-01-2010
    sgill32
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    Get some!!!

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  • 02-02-2010
    JunkShip
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by baker

    Baker, how are your paniers mounted? I see in the other picture, it appears like you have added bosses to the yuba racks.
  • 02-02-2010
    baker
    duplicate, ignore...
  • 02-02-2010
    baker
    The Mundo V3 frame has a bunch of water bottle bosses for mounting accessories. I drilled some flat aluminum to fit the bosses and attached with water bottle bolts. Here is a pic:



    Getting the holes drilled in the right spots was a bit of a pain, but eventually I got things lined up.
  • 02-16-2010
    jmadams13
    some nice looking bikes here. I have been slowly moving car free using my CrossCheck with front and rear racks, but still need the car for bigger loads. Was thinking about a dummy or a Ute, but the Yuba looks interesting. My only issue is it being Hi-Ten? Is it supper heavy. Also, how about the Project Rwanda bikes? I see some online here in the states? Where do you get one? I have never seen them for sale. i know thats not the point, but I really like them. TIA ~joe