Bike Cart Project Begins

Cart is adjustable to fit different bikes, people, and loads

Salvage Bicycle to Cart Project

The idea is to produce a low tech no weld cart using salvaged bicycles,  and other salvaged  materials.

Some of the specifications of these designs are:

  • Utilize minimum amount of salvaged bicycles and other salvaged materials
  • Low tech no weld construction, that can be taught to relatively un skilled workers, in a low tech environment.
  • Versatile design to allow for loading of diverse materials
  •  User friendly ergonomics
  • Low cost, somewhere in the $100 to $200.00 range retail.  Eventually developing custom configurations, to fit specific uses.

In the future we will be  developing vehicles with Power Take Offs, and accessories, that would be for various tasks such as milling, grinding, mixing, blending, sweeping, cutting ……..

All designs developed during this process will be free for anyone to use
Please keep in mind that this is a rough draft of the concepts.

We will expand on these concepts with accurate drawings, specifications, and production methods, as we develop the ideas presented here.

This work is being done in cooperation with the Ohio City Bicycle Coop

Ohio City Bicycle Coop is a community-supported 501(c)(3) corporation, and as such is always happy to accept donations.
If you enjoy the materials presented here and would like to support this project please contact
them via the web site or just click the donations link above. Please let them know it’s for the Bike Cart project.

2012 in review

 

The reason I did this project, and this blog in the first place was, to work through the process, create, and present the trailers so that others could build them. I don’t know how many people tried building one based on these numbers but I guess a fair number of people looked at it anyhow.

I hope to expand on this blog. I’m creating a space in which to continue with the trailer development as well as expand ing in to pedal power machines and electric generation.

On a personal level, the means to power the equipment I use throughout the day, is part of a more sweeping process of actualizing the smaller glass concept I’ve been working towards.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Project on hold

The bike cart project is on hold for me for now. I have moved out of Cleveland. I may start working on it again here in Austin, if I can work out the logistics.
If you have any questions about the project at OCBC contact Jim.