Last fall we gave away a Lion Bellworks Bell and recipient Rod installed the prize on a home made cargo bike. He was kind enough to send along some pictures and comments. Readers feel free to identify donor parts.
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This is my first effort at a cargo bike and while there are a few improvements that will go into the next ones, I am quite pleased with the results. Based on comments I receive every time I take it out, it is meeting with a lot of interest from folks. I expect that there is a pent-up demand for a utilitarian bicycle like this.
When building this unit, I tried to incorporate as many parts from donor bikes as I could. Your readers might enjoy identifying the parts that are used in un-ordinary ways - you might even make another contest out of finding them!!
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And let me say that one of the most endearing aspects of the bike is the Lion Bellworks bell. I use any and every excuse to ring it and it usually turns heads that have a big smile on them - it truly is the most musical bike bell that I have ever encountered!!
I would really be remiss if I did not mention www.atomiczombie.com. Brad and Kathy's website were the inspiration that started my interest in bike hacking. Beginning in the fall of 2011, I purchased the first set of plans and began constructing my first cycle project, a recumbent tandem tricycle. Since then I built a long wheel base recumbent bicycle and a recumbent tadpole racing tricycle. Some of the ideas that were incorporated into the cargo bike came from the Atomic Zombie plans. If you haven't already checked out their website, I encourage you to do so.