Several years ago I saw a bike that a friend had built and realized that I wanted one just like it. Like me he has small children and when I saw him ride up on his bike, carrying his daughters in the cargo box, I knew I needed one. I had recently moved from the country back into the city and wanted to use my car less and my bike more. Unfortunately my bike was limited to one bag of groceries or my small dog, but not both. This cargo bike that I wanted to build would be able to carry everything I wanted and still be fun to ride.
This would be my first bike project, and the first welding I would be doing ever. I started out with the all important research. I spent time online looking for resources. Pictures of bikes from the Netherlands where these are common became an inspiration. I wanted something old looking but at my friends recommendation knew that I would need gears. I found Tom's Cargo Bikes
website and used his basic outline to build my own.
Now lets get started!
Note: When I made this bike I did not take nearly enough pictures so I have added some when the bike was finished.