Sunday, April 14, 2013

Project Rwanda Coffee (cargo) Bike

The Coffee bike, with its integrated full chromoly frame was designed to be a beast of burden - a pacmule that weighs just under 47 lbs with a total cargo payload of 440 lbs plus the rider. The Yuba Mundo (also with full chromoly frame) weighs in at 53 lbs. The Trek Transport weighs 45 lbs. The Xtracycle radish and other Xtracycle builds can be built lighter. My two previous Xtracycles where 35 pounds.

It was designed by Tom Ritchey for the Coffee farmers of Rwanda. This bike was designed to withstand the hillside paths of Rwanda. So the coffee farmers can deliver their coffee beans to the central processing plant.

Note the BMX foot peg on the rear wheel. This makes it easier to have a passenger sit either facing front or back.

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