Wednesday, July 16, 2008

diy bike projects

This blog is dedicated to exhibiting some of the cargo bike and bike related designs that i've come up with over the years and giving folks information on how they can make their own

This first project is a shopping cart bike that i made in Philly with some of the folks from neigboorhood bike works. Its a longjohn type frame made by extending the front of a 20" dirtbike that happened to have cantelever brake posts and enough room in the back to put a wheel with gears.

The linkage underneath the cart allows the wheel on the front of the bike to be controlled from the handle bars behind the cart. the linkage is made with a coaster brake arm at the bottom of the rear steering tube that connects to the fork via a link rod that has 2 small ball joints to keep the steering smooth and tight.
This next project is a DIY portable sound system. It consists of an amp6 basic kit that i got from housed in the green tin, a juice bottle for the mid range and tweeter speakers and a 3 gallon jug for the base bin. the power comes from a 12v cordless drill battery.
in order to connect to the cordless drill battery i used a regular wall plug!
and strapped it on with inner tube...

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