Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Utility Cycling
Reload this Page >

Ultimate Cargo Bike

Utility Cycling Want to haul groceries, beer, maybe even your kids? You don't have to live car free to put your bike to use as a workhorse. Here's the place to share and learn about the bicycle as a utility vehicle.

Ultimate Cargo Bike

Reply

Old 11-17-07, 06:22 PM
  #101  
Recumbomatic
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 380

Bikes: 2005 Performer Toscana, RANS V3 steel, RANS Citi, Kona Hoo-Ha

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I'd love to have a Long Harry, a German variation of the Long John cargo bike. Looks very robust! http://www.pedalpower.de/Lastenrad_W...ongharry.html#

Recumbomatic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-08, 09:43 PM
  #102  
dwnptrl_777
Señor Member
 
dwnptrl_777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 547

Bikes: Ti Fatback

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Truly entertaining thread. And thought provoking. And inspirational. Thanks to all who made the time to upload all this great information!
dwnptrl_777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-09, 12:50 AM
  #103  
phranquebyque
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i visited the ultimate cargo trike at clever cycle in portland last week. the one they have is fixed gear singlespeed with leaf springs and cottered cranks. no front brakes at all. high center of gravity. one to one gear ration, 6 gees.
phranquebyque is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-09, 06:09 AM
  #104  
StephenH
Uber Goober
 
StephenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Posts: 11,623
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
But still very cool.
http://clevercycles.com/store/?c=web...ch+Cargo+Trike
I remember seeing one of the Mercurio trikes with 1:1 gearing.
__________________
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
StephenH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-09, 07:08 AM
  #105  
bmike
Bye Bye
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Gone gone gone
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)




build pics and more over on the FGG
__________________
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.
bmike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-09, 07:08 AM
  #106  
purplepeople
Bent builder
 
purplepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 334

Bikes: Magic leaning delta FWD trike, various bents and Fisher Sugar 3+

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Didn't see this thread until now for some reason. Since I built it custom for a local delivery service, I posted this in the sticky thread also, but it seems more appropriate in here.

I call it The Truck. It is almost 11 feet long with an 8 foot wheelbase, it will carry 12 common plastic tubs for a gross vehicle weight of 500 lbs. The rear wheel has zero dish and uses a special 14mm BMX axle with a 6-speed cluster. The kickstand can be remotely operated by cable with a special pull handle mounted atop the stem. Chain slap is minimized with a layer of UHMW beside the chainstay. Mostly made with materials and bike components rescued from the landfill.

:)ensen.

purplepeople is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-09, 11:20 AM
  #107  
Sammyboy
The Legitimiser
Thread Starter
 
Sammyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 4,846

Bikes: Gazelle Trim Trophy, EG Bates Track Bike, HR Bates Cantiflex bike, Nigel Dean fixed gear conversion, Raleigh Royal, Falcon Westminster.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My good lord, that thing is HUGE! And this is a zombie thread - I started this 2 years ago, and have proceeded precisely no further with my cargo bike ideas. What may change if and when I pick up a cargo bike like the one on page one.
Sammyboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-09, 09:16 AM
  #108  
unterhausen
Randomhead
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Posts: 17,759
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
The shopping cart bike is really cool. Imaginative.

I still want to build a bike like the big dummy which is possible to turn into a tandem.
unterhausen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-09, 06:10 PM
  #109  
Val
Bike Pilot
 
Val's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 182

Bikes: Oh, yes

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
purplepeople: Nice truck! What gear range does it have? Also, it's nice to see that someone else realizes how important it is to be able to set the bike on the stand before trying to swing a leg over when loaded. For true cargo bikes,it's the only way.
Val is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-09, 11:28 PM
  #110  
purplepeople
Bent builder
 
purplepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 334

Bikes: Magic leaning delta FWD trike, various bents and Fisher Sugar 3+

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Val View Post
purplepeople: Nice truck! What gear range does it have?
Thanks. Tranmission runs 22 to 81 gear inches. Low but not super low. The delivery zone is relatively flat so no real need for lower. If necessary, you could go lower without a mid-drive by sourcing an old Suntour Microdrive or Shimano Capreo crankset.

:)ensen.
purplepeople is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-09, 08:51 AM
  #111  
DanteB
Senior Member
 
DanteB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bakersfield, Host of the 2012 ToC ITT
Posts: 1,747

Bikes: Waterford 2200

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Does anyone know anything about these guys? http://www.larryvsharry.com/english/index.html
__________________
Make mine a double!
DanteB is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-09, 10:53 AM
  #112  
AsanaCycles
Bicycle Lifestyle
 
AsanaCycles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pacific Grove, Ca
Posts: 1,737

Bikes: Neil Pryde Diablo, VeloVie Vitesse400, Hunter29er, Surly Big Dummy

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by DanteB View Post
Does anyone know anything about these guys? http://www.larryvsharry.com/english/index.html
I've seen one in Portland
i believe it was at The Bike Gallery (bike shop)

there are other metrofiets out there too.
http://www.metrofiets.com/
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_0406.jpg (91.6 KB, 119 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0407.jpg (39.2 KB, 109 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0461.jpg (69.4 KB, 116 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0463.jpg (65.9 KB, 116 views)
AsanaCycles is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-09, 11:21 AM
  #113  
bmike
Bye Bye
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Gone gone gone
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Originally Posted by DanteB View Post
Does anyone know anything about these guys? http://www.larryvsharry.com/english/index.html
pretty aggressive position... for a cargo bike.
haven't ridden one - but you should be able to find something on copenhagenize, workcycles, etc.

google is your friend.
__________________
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.
bmike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-09, 02:51 PM
  #114  
luckymonkey
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you guys are interested in the Worksman front loaders this is pretty cool...
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/worksmanfrontloaders/
luckymonkey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-09, 04:15 PM
  #115  
travelmama
Senior Member
 
travelmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Long Beach,CA
Posts: 1,410

Bikes: Kona Ute, Nishiki 4130, Trek 7000, K2 Mach 1.0, Novara Randonee, Schwinn Loop, K2 Zed 1.0, Schwinn Cream, Torker Boardwalk

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LuckyMonkey- What is the deal with you trying to promote your group. Just post the pictures for us to see.
travelmama is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-09, 01:45 PM
  #116  
vja4Him
GadgetJim57
 
vja4Him's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central California
Posts: 778

Bikes: Yuba Sweet Curry eBike, Surly Long Haul Trucker

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Awesome Utility Bicycles ... !!!

Wow ... These are some awesome utility bikes ... !!!
vja4Him is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-09, 12:06 PM
  #117  
BossCat
Trailer Nut
 
BossCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Central Scotland
Posts: 152

Bikes: Viking Urban Trail. Schwinn Spoiler

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pick-Up Truck

The Human Powered Pick-Up Truck.

An interesting design, worth reading through for anyone wishing to build a Trike/Cargo bike etc



LINK:
http://drumbent.com/trike.html

The Design Page:
http://drumbent.com/trikedetails1.html

BLOG: with updates of pick-up truck.
http://drumbent.blogspot.com/


Regards
Tom
BossCat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-18, 10:15 PM
  #118  
Wiltsielove
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
v1nce, have you had much experience with the Douze? I'm looking at that to replace our car.
Wiltsielove is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-18, 12:07 AM
  #119  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 39,662

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6204 Post(s)
Originally Posted by DanteB View Post
Does anyone know anything about these guys? http://www.larryvsharry.com/english/index.html
Based on the Danish Long John, But made of welded and heat treated Aluminum, In Taiwan,
Because they do that , there. at best prices..
fietsbob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-18, 08:47 AM
  #120  
Philphine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 764
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Originally Posted by bmike View Post
i don't think i ever looked at this thread in the past, but this is the reason i have a folding bike. i want to try this one day.
Philphine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-18, 10:57 AM
  #121  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 39,662

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6204 Post(s)
Typically the connecting rod for steering goes under the load box
and attaches to the fork on one blade..

So its quickly re assembled without the box as a bike ?
fietsbob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-18, 06:44 AM
  #122  
Banzai
Jet Jockey
 
Banzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 4,820

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Nashbar X-frame bike, Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, Surly Pugsley.

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 309 Post(s)
Holy thread necromancy!
Banzai is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-18, 08:48 AM
  #123  
Philphine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 764
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Typically the connecting rod for steering goes under the load box
and attaches to the fork on one blade..

So its quickly re assembled without the box as a bike ?

that's the way i understood it. i originally saw it as a fixie grocery getter contest winner on a fixie group/forum. there used to be more detailed pics of the whole build, but i guess they're gone from the 'net. haven't come across them in years anyway.
Philphine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-18, 09:23 AM
  #124  
ksryder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1,662

Bikes: yes

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 630 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Wiltsielove View Post
v1nce, have you had much experience with the Douze? I'm looking at that to replace our car.
Doubt you'll get an answer since this thread is from 2007. According to his user profile, he hasn't posted on BF at all since last October.

Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
Holy thread necromancy!
ksryder is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service