LOADERUNNER II DIY TANDEM TRIKE PLAN
The completed LodeRunner2 is a smooth riding tandem trike capable of carrying hundreds of pounds in a highly adaptable cargo bay. If you have been looking for a way to use your car a lot less, then this human powered vehicle can be a real alternative.
We are all about recycle and reuse, so this DIY Delta Trike Plan encourages using the parts you have on hand, as well as salvaging bicycle components from old bikes when you have them. Nothing on this trike is difficult to make, so anyone can build it.
The entire trike frame is made of lightweight mild steel tubing and designed in such a way as to be extremely strong and durable for a lifetime of service. Square tubing makes it easy for anyone to cut with an angle grinder or hack saw.
Also included on this DIY cargo trike is a dual set of adjustable bottom brackets so both riders can set the cranks to the proper position for their leg lengths. With just a turn of a wrench, the cranks can be adjusted easily to riders of any size.
The chain drive transmission is made form commonly available bicycle parts, and all shifters and levers operate the same way as they do on your regular bicycle. Dual rear bicycle disc brakes offer plenty of stopping power when you are moving heavy loads.
Steering components can be made inexpensively using hardware store parts and basic steel tubing. Every part of this trike can be made on a minimal budget by anyone with a desire to build something amazing. No experience necessary.
Yes, even the rear hubs are extremely simple to make, requiring only a hand drill and some steel flat bar. Our DIY Plans show you how to do everything in great details, so you can learn the skills you need to build just about any type of human powered vehicle.
There is plenty of seating room, with the option to use a boat or car seat to allow for maximum comfort and pedalling power. Consider building your own versatile DIY Cargo Delta Trike so you can leave the care at home and save a bundle on fuel costs.