Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cycle Truck Front Loading Cargo Bike

Meet "The Ogre." 

I ordered the frame set from Cycle Trucks designer and builder John Lucas in West Sacramento. There was an eight month wait time but it was worth it. During that time I found another family that would enjoy the Dutch Bakfiet. It was a great bike but I needed something I can customize and with a bipartible frame.

The bronze weld and finish look amazing that several of my friends recommended a clear coat finish. Adding a dark brown Brooks B67 saddle and painting the treated birchwood deck in dark walnut gave the bike a vintage and industrial look.

It is very easy to ride and maneuver. The slick balloon tires gives it a smooth ride. It has a 40 and 30 tooth front chain ring and a Nexus 7 speed internal geared hub. I had few people ride it for the first time. And they rode it like a regular bike. They were surprised how easy it was to ride.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BOB Trailer and DIY PVC Surfboard rack

Very compact surfboard and beach gear hauler. The PVC surfboard rack is well made. I hope it inspires you to carry more with your bike.