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    Anyone know of a weldless way to make a cargo bike?

    Anyone seen or know of a weldless way of making a cargo bike? I'm familiar with the Xtracycle but it's too expensive for me. I'd like to see what you guys have heard and seen.

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    What are you looking to carry? You can carry a lot of weight on a bike if you fit it with a back rack and front pannier racks.

    The old fashioned touring way of carrying stuff on bike, with a back rack for stuff on top and in panniers, panniers in front, and a handlebar bag on top, results in lots of carrying capacity, admittedly not for really big stuff tho.

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    Check out the bamboo bike over in the frame builders forum .

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    I'm looking for a bike that can haul one person (not including the rider providing locomotive power) and 6 reusable grocery bags, or two 4x8 foot sheets of 1" thick plywood. I was thinking a tandem frame would be a great starting point, but I'm trying to do everything with a budget of under $100.

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    The only way to do that for under $100 would be to kludge up some type of trailer. Otherwise, this is what you need. http://surlybikes.com/frames/big_dummy_frame/ Jenson has it for $699.
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    if I had the money it'd be a Surly Big Dummy in a heartbeat.

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    Bike trailer off of Craigs list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Bike trailer off of Craigs list.
    I don't want to deal with the length of a bike trailer and I really like what I've seen in the longtail cargo bikes. Also, I haven't seen a bike trailer that will let me carry a person and 6 full reusable grocery bags.

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    Xtracycle. They're probably the best option, outside of home made.

    edit: nevermind, I didn't catch the $100 budget.
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    Is it just me or does the shopping cart bike look like it's being ridden by Al Bundy?

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