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Del Cruiser has been working on building a “bakfiets” (box bike/cargo bike) from junked bikes and parts. He’s keeping a photojournal of his progress on Flickr.

This project was inspired by the “Carrier Pidgeon” , which is a chinese-made imitation that has a shorter payload.

By nature, bakfiets take some time getting used to due to the elongated front payload. I liked the Carrier Pidgeon because it wasn’t as long as traditional bakfiets and should be easier to maneuver.

Junkfiets Project

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Wouter van der Rijst

    The title should read ‘Junkfiets’ instead of ‘Junkfiet’, as ‘fiets’ is a bike in Dutch.

    Which leaves ‘bakfiet’ which needs an trailing ‘s’.

  • Gareth Branwyn

    Ah. I wondered about that. Thanks for the correction, Wouter!

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