Build Day Update

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Cargo Bike build moves on – (hopefully) most of the tricksy bits behind us and a target of two more sessions to complete our first machine, which might look a bit like this:

Box Bike 7

For more on this stuff see theĀ Build Day Info pages

Because the space at Circus St is booked for another event this Sunday, there will be no session this week – next build being Sunday August 31st. Hope to see you then šŸ™‚

Build It

Cargo bikes

A couple of weeks back a question was asked – who wants to build a cargo bike or trailer. The answer was…. quite a few people.

The plan therefore is to run some build sessions on Sunday afternoons over August, starting August 10th and ending when we have built or when we want to stop. The initial aim is to build one cargo bike and one trailer using simple(ish) no weld design, and as much as possible salvaged local materials.

At the end, we plan to have our working models and some idea on what works, and what materials can be sourced – and this is where it can get even more interesting: we can carry on and make some more, trying out other designs and techniques, or open up self build to whoever wants to build. Although barely out of ‘ideas’ stage, we have already been approached by two creative businesses wanting to commission bespoke cargo bikes for their trade.

For more info and how you can help see the all new Build Day Info pages!!!

look forward to seeing you on the 10th

Want to build a cargo bike? Or a trailer?

Box Bike

Over the past few months, quite a few people have asked about trailers and cargo bikes, and quite a few of those few have been interested in building their own. We thought we might give it a go.

trailer2

There are lots of DIY designs with instructions on the web – click on theĀ  imagesĀ  to find out how to make the ones pictured.

Toms Cargo Bikes

We are in a unique and happy place.

We have the Circus Street Workshop, equipped with tools and a massive collection of bikes and parts, we share the site with the excellent Wood Recycling Project, which has….wood, and with the equally fantastic Freegle – a second to none resource for obtaining all sorts of free stuff. So basically we already have just about everything we need under one roof!

Still required are people with ideas willing to get together and give it a go – to bring their own plans or work with others to help them in a collaborative spirit, over a few sessions this summer.

It will only work if people are keen – so if you have always wanted to make your own human powered vehicle, now is your chance. To show interest, email to cargobikes@brightonbikehub.org – if enough folk think its a thing, we will sort out a meet to get the wheels rolling.

If not now – when?

Simon