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.