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Step 7: An Easier Way to Build a Cycle Truck?

You can keep the frame in tact, and weld an extension directly to the old head tube , Or remember to cut the top tube out AFTER the new lower cross tube is welded in place.

Use the old head tube to hold the new longer head tube in alignment while welding, by cutting the old head tube in half and clamping the new one to it.


The less you have to cut away the easier it is to keep the frame straight. See more info here.

http://commutercycling.blogspot.com/2014/07/cargo-bicycle-design-contest.html

1 x 2 inch 4130 Rectangular Steel Tubing is the best thing you could possibly use to for the bottom tubes on the long bikes.

<p>I wish I had one of these.</p>
<p>I wish some bicycle company like Sun bicycles would make them. But it takes years to get them interested in a new concept. Just look at ow long it took for the Extra-cycle. Now several company make them. Write them letters.</p><p>see more bicycles of the future here <a href="http://commutercycling.blogspot.com/2011/08/ultimate-utility-bike.html" rel="nofollow">http://commutercycling.blogspot.com/2011/08/ultimate-utility-bike.html</a></p><p>and ask these people how much they would charge to build one <a href="http://hpm.catoregon.org/" rel="nofollow">http://hpm.catoregon.org/</a></p><p>I would make them my self, but no one would be willing to pay $3000 for the parts and labor.</p>
<p>I could build the frame for about $800... I will have to do some math.</p>
<p>Looks like about $500 worth of parts plus labor and wheels etc.</p>

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