Three years of design and construction on the side, countless variants, production alternatives, supplier contacts and we are proud to announce the Bastiaen Cargo. Since a few weeks a prototype is being road tested. Innovative ackermann steering and use of composites for the cargo area contribute to a weight of less than 19 kg.

2016 should see a small series. You may see the first road video here.

 

 

 

This project startet 3 years ago with two brandnew  tail ends found on a scrap heap. Couldn't one just use them for something? Next came an observation: the boxes of most cargobikes are built so heavily, that - given a proper bonding - they can replace the frame. Quite apart, building cargobikes without welding is a hip topic these days. Come a rainy sunday spent with SolidWorks, a rendering, a mail to Helge at  M. u.H. von der Linden, an enthusiastic reply and we started to build from 12 mm plywood, before we would take the more expensive, light DuFlex boards. All elements are CNC-milled and connect like a 3D puzzle without any clamps or building rigs necessary for setup. THE BOX does not demand any sophisticated manual woodwork apart from bonding and varnishing.

Driving THE BOX is a great experience, especially due the low weight of 26,5 kg, full suspension and a contrabass-like resonance of the corpus. Using DuFlex boards, better components and a few improvements in detail, we should be able to get the design below the mark of 20 kg, provided the 48 hour day and the four day weekend are finally introduced to the advance of mens strange "project" hobbies.

 Many thanks for sponsoring to Monica at Velocity.

Who doesn´t dream of turning ones hobby into a job? For me this means building cargobikes! And I was blessed to be able do so: for items booth at MOTEK, I designed two prototypes each of a cargobike and a cargotrike to act as a showcase for items D30 building system. The lightweight frames were assembled of standard D30 modules and then equipped with bike components via some special adapters.

 The classical trikes impress by their low weight (however experience shows low weight and trikes don´t go too well together...)

 
 
 
The SUB designed by customind | Sven Bastiaen Schulz wins 2nd price at the cargobike design competition hosted by IHK Dortmund. Equipped with a new modular box with integrated face-to-face rumble seat for two children, the innovative king-pin-steered bike impressed the jury by compact size, huge cargo volume, and stiff construction. Although hardly longer than a convetional holland bike, it can carry 6 standard beer crates or 4 standard beer crates and two children.
 
The audience and other participants at the following cargobike race complimented on the design, too, and many a test rides were held. My take from this great event is a lot of motivation to further develop this concept, originally only intended for private use.
 
My congratulations to Fabian of F&A , winner of the contest for his superlight and elaborated cargo bike.
 
Many thanks go to IHK Dortmund. All the best on their way to make Dortmund the capital of cargo bikes, especially since I built my first cargobike just there 25 years ago! I hope to see everyone next year.
 
Since a few days THE SUB hits the street, the first prototype of the (probably) first cargo bike with a king-pin steering. Furture development goals are: save weight by 25% , replace the moror bike parts by genuine bike components, reduce vertical clearance side and 1000other ideas. And then: get to production.!
 
 
 

Contact

Sven Bastiaen Schulz
Dipl.-Des.

Maarweg 29
D-53123 Bonn
+49 (0)228 96100479

sven(at)customind-id.de

UStID DE242681564

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