Need: location on bike for smaller items such as U-Lock, cable, flat kit, inner tubes, etc.
Requirements: (1) fits on front slope so that cargo can still be braced against the back of the pallet. (2) easy on and off. (3) inexpensive build–originally I intended to make a pack. However, over a year later, it has not happened so repurposing is a great way to go. In fact, there are more compartments in this messenger bag than I would have sewn. (4) can be carried when bike is parked or if pallet needs to be freed up. (5) secure attachment to pallet area.
When I walk down the street and happen upon a cargo bike, there is usually something that the owner has done to make the bike better for them. I enjoy seeing these examples of creativity.
The benefit of a Packitt for me is that I can use the majority of the pallet when the need strikes…impromptu stop for straw on the way home.
For other modifications.
When I first saw these bins, I immediately thought: cargo bike use! These bins were about to be piled high with clothes at the Goodwill donation drop off on Lombard St, Portland, OR. The characteristic that caught my eye were the caster wheels. Imagine one of these on the front of a long john, replacing the ubiquitous wooden box. This bin would DETACH from the bike, allowing it and the user a great deal more flexibility. Read the rest of this entry >>
This is the Wingman. It solves my need for a pallet of varying size. It can be a pallet with a narrow Bullitt width, or folded out to provide a bit more pallet area so that my dog can ride in the cargo hold. The bonus of this pallet is that when it is folded, it provides just enough rise so that cargo sits on it rather than the aluminum pallet frame. Making this pallet is my winter project.
In the 4 stages of cargo bike culture
, the second stage is the creation of aftermarket products to tailor your cargo bike to meet your specific needs.
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