DIY Cargo bike

While perusing the internet, I discovering the amazing cargo bikes used during the Vietnam conflict by the Vietcong to transfer supplies thru undetected jungle trails.

I also found this cargo carrying bike on the internet. It was made from found material by a homeless man.

I envision a time in the future when a natural calamity or war could force a person or family to flee. Maybe the roads wold be packed or gas stations would close up forcing a

a person to rethink how to flee with some valuable items. Suit cases are not the best way to carry things for any length of time, so a person would have two use what they

might have laying around. Maybe they have a bike and a cordless drill and a few boards.

ANYWAY, here’s an idea that I tried using a cordless drill with a 1″ butterfly wood bit, a 2×4″ board, a few 2×2″ boards, some screws and a few nuts and bolts and cordage.

I drilled holes to clear the goose neck and the seat post. This is all that holds the board to the bike.

I added supports to the rear by attaching to the bottom bracket fender mount.

To add more support to the front I added this board which rests on the steering tube.

A supporting ‘T’ board was used to hold the bike upright when fully loaded.

I was able to ride or walk the bike carrying six tote containers weighing in at 130 pounds total. I felt more weight could be added if you needed to.