After a trip to Copenhagen, Instructable user carkat saw that a lot of people used cargo bikes (with a cargo area in the front) to transport their kids around. He couldn’t afford to buy such a bike, so he cannibalized a couple of junkers, some square steel tubing, and some some sort of what looks like laminated wood (he doesn’t say), and built a nice three-wheel cargo bike. [Thanks, Shawn!]

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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.

  • BlankaJ

    That laminated wood he does not mention, is concrete moulding plywood.

  • Stephon Garnett

    I love this cargo bike. Reminds me much on the toyota camry parts that i turned into a hybrid car.fantastic!

  • Concrete Polishing

    I essentially enjoy your website..