DIY Longtail Cargo Bike Build aka RecycleCycle
Over the course of winter and spring 2010 I set out to design and build a longtail cargo bike similar in style to bikes built by Madsen Cycles and Xtracycle.

Using scrap from bicycle frames and steel shelving I was able to braze a frame with impressive lateral and medial strength. The initial handling of the bicycle (corroborated by me as well as other riders) is smooth and predictable.

This photo-set will be an ongoing gallery of the steps taken in the design and build of the frame-set and eventually the cargo area, componentry choices as well post-completion.
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