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How to build a cargo bike

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Step 5: Rear part

Picture of rear part
now to the rear part of the cargobike. i took the handlebar's pivot from the old bike, welded it to a steel tube and then welded the steel tube to the rear part of the bike. the angle you see in the pic between the steel tube and the pivot was again something i saw on a pic. this was the second bad idea to do - more about it later.

EDIT: after using my trike for some time with NO angle and some discussions later (see comments below) i must say it would be better to have an angle between the steel tube and the pivot. measured at a christiania bike it should be 9.5 degrees in the direction you see in the pic - which is the opposite direction of the standard castor angle on a bike.
 
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noah51 year ago
how long is the pipe
carkat (author)  noah51 year ago
see comment here: http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-build-a-cargo-bike/step8/making-it-stronger/?comments=all#CRJL4JXGZUAFI7W
thewmas2 years ago
to be nice > the only thig I see in this pic, is some reflection of som'm and the two diamond tiles on the floor
carkat (author)  thewmas2 years ago
yeah, it's a bit dark. but i don't have a better one. maybe turning up the brightness on your monitor might help?
thewmas carkat2 years ago
just got a, new used monitor, I can see it nowv !
carkat (author)  thewmas2 years ago
:-)
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