Tutorials

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#1 – Prepare the MTB frame

April 4, 2019

In this first DIY-cargo bike tutorial we will describe how to prepare the MTB frame. The size for the starting frame is determined by the end user’s physical characteristics. Choosing a size that suits you will result in a finished frame on which will be comfortable for you.If you have any doubt about your ideal size, here you...

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#2 – Geometries

April 11, 2019

In this second tutorial we will describe the steps to realize the front deck. This is a very important part, the one that will be joined to the MTB frame to form the complete structure of our cargo bike frame.For the Bronte frame we have chosen stainless steel tubes ST37-3 with a constant thickness of...

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#3 – Welding

April 17, 2019

The next phase of our project is welding. It is a fundamental part, and we need to put special care while doing it since it can really affect the final quality of the cargo bike frame. The main difficulties are two: The technique by itself requires a lot of experience and good manual skills. Moreover...

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#4 – Disk brakes

April 17, 2019

In this tutorial we will describe how to realize and mount the disc brakes support, both on the rear dropouts and on the front fork (if needed). Even if the disc brakes are a newcomer in the bike industry, there are already several standards available. One of the first standards to be adopted was IS,...

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#5 – Painting

April 17, 2019

In this last tutorial we will see the last details, in particular the kick-stand, the steering rod, and the painting. Steering Rod The steering rod transmits the rotation impressed on the handlebar to the front wheel. Among the various systems we have chosen the single rigid arm. The choice is dictated mainly by the simplicity of...