A reader who wishes to remain nameless sent along the following:
I attached a used Xtracycle to an old 80's Cyclepro mountain
bike. Instead of the using Xtracycle's rack and bag attachment (cost
too much), I opted for something different and cheap (cheap is always
I used reject bamboo pieces from a local supplier. T- joints are reinforced with metal hardware and screws. A little duct tape, wire, and twine holds the rest together. I've carried an adult and a couple of kids with no problems. Notice the foot rests. Adding bags or baskets would be easy.
I get it, but isn't the bamboo on the frame a bit of overkill? Oh well, look who's talking. My bike is zip tie and hobo overkill.
Now this person just needs some bamboo panniers to make the circle complete.