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Cycle Truck makes hauling easier

Posted by on December 5th, 2005 at 10:58 am

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Noticed this flyer the other day at Citybikes. It’s a cool little invention called the Cycle Truck. Some local guy (I’ve emailed and haven’t heard back) is taking old cruisers and mountain bikes and outfitting them with a custom front rack set-up.

Basically, he mounts the basket to the downtube – not your handlebars – thus allowing your bars (and wheel) to move independently of the rack. He also swaps the front wheel for a smaller one. Both of these things allow you to more easily carry heavier loads. It’s really a cool idea.

Check out how Tom (Shift webmaster) used his at the recent bike move.

Just another bit of local cycling ingenuity!

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  • Aaron December 5, 2005 at 12:28 pm

    The person who makes these is Geoff a former Community Cycling Center mechanic. He’s very clever and a damned savvy bike mechanic.
    I’m glad to see he’s having some success at this entrepeneurial work.

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  • Jeff Wills December 7, 2005 at 9:23 pm

    Nice to see that someone’s reviving the old “Cycle Truck” idea. Schwinn used to prduce bikes like this up until the 1960’s: 20-inch front wheel, 26-inch rear wheel, frame-mounted forward cargo platform, *very* heavy-duty construction. I think there’s a couple hanging from the rafters at City Liquidators.

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  • Jessica Roberts December 8, 2005 at 11:17 am

    My brother made a rad bike truck too. Because the heavy-duty front rack is braced by a diagonal cross-bar that he added, it kind of looks like a mixte frame. Hence the name: the Truxte. Photos here. I’ve ridden on the front rack, and it is mega-sweet.

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  • chuck williams August 28, 2006 at 1:03 pm

    I’v been looking for a cyclr truck. I used to have one ,but donated to a half-way house – to guys who wern’t allowed to drive a car or truck .

    I’m in Vancouver WA. 360-694-6227

    I’d like to find another one.

    The one that I had ,was modifided as a10 speed and caliper brakes .

    I look forward to hearing from someone .

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