Worldbike employee Jacob is a great welder and metal worker. Here he prepares the seatstays for welding. Local materials, including ‘furniture pipe’ were used to Chop ‘N Drop this stock mountain bike into a load carrying utility bike. Keeping the original rear triangle intact allowed Ed and Jacob to keep the design simple, with less chance of rear wheel misalignment.
Worldbike.org’s Technical Lead Ed Lucero is back in Kisumu, Kenya, retrieving bicycles for the upcoming “Design for the Other 90%” exhibit at the Smithsonian, and prototyping full-length cargo bikes. Go Ed!