Nick Johnson’s home made Bakfiets style cargo bike.
Nick in Princeton, New Jersey wanted some cargo carrying capacity. He bought some square tubing, scavenged headset, fork and wheel from a child’s Huffy, sacrificed a Schwinn for the rear half, and welded the whole thing together with a frame for the ‘box’ to create his homebrew Bakfiets.
The Dutch have long ago perfected a design known as the Bakfiets (“box bike”) for transporting cargo. These literally are the SUVs of Holland; Dutch moms even use these to carry their children to school. I thought about it, and the design seemed perfect for my needs. In short, the design is a two-wheel bicycle, with a large cargo platform between a 20″ front wheel and the steering column.