TRANSPORTER CARGO MOUNTAIN BIKE PLAN
You can build your own heavy duty cargo bike using the parts taken from an old mountain bike, and some hardware store fence tubing. You only require basic tools and skills to make this, with every step shown in great detail in our easy to follow plans.
One old mountain bike, a bunch of fence tubing, and few feet of angle iron. That's about all you need in order to create your own heavy duty cargo bike from scratch. You can build a bike like this in a few days using only the most basic tools.
You can use just about any type of round or square tubing you like to make your cargo bike frame. The plan uses typical electrical conduit and fence tubing used for galvanized fencing, but you can use any type of thin walled tubing you have on hand.
The flatdeck is just one of many possible options available for carrying your cargo. The one shown in the plans includes a steel edge around plywood so that it is both lightweight and virtually indestructible. Treated wood also makes it weatherproof.
The chain is routed safely up off the ground and away from any ropes or ties used to hold down cargo. Standard inexpensive hardware store parts are only used for all of the small transmission parts you may require. Nothing on this project is expensive or hard to source.
Old frame tubing can be utilized in the design so you can recycle what you have on hand. Our DIY Bike Plans always promote changing things up and using the parts you have available, so there is a lot of room for modifications along the way.
The DIY Cargo Bike Plan shows you how to build everything from the ground up, progressing one step at a time with many detailed photos and text. you are free to adjust the length, shape, and size of just about anything as you complete your build.
This DIY Cargo Bike Plan is made for anyone, even first time bike builders with no experience. You will only require basic bicycle parts, hardware store tubing, an angle grinder, and any welder. Make it a team effort and now you have a time-shared human powered pickup truck!