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Peter LeGrand Turns Recycled Materials into Useful Bike Trailers in Chicago

by , 03/02/12

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Peter LeGrand recently sent us this tip about the awesome cargo bike trailers that he makes by hand out of recycled and found materials. “I have been using things like crutches, bed frames, discarded furniture, and even a guitar to form usable, sturdy trailers for people to haul large loads,” LeGrand wrote to us. He salvages many of his materials from back alleys, gets others from customers and he’s become quite popular at the local Salvation Army store as well. Some of his most notable trailers include a trailer build for a gardening cooperative in Milwaukee to be used in the collection of organic materials for a central composting service and a performance trailer for a local tap dancer. LeGrand’s prices run for hundreds less than most commercially made trailers and he even includes a bike hitch made of salvaged plumbing pipes with each purchase.

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2 Comments

  1. Sean Adams December 9, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    This is great idea I have seen crutches sold for $2 a pair excellent idea tires are found free too a don\\\’t tell me you can\\\’t make it or this is that you can\\\’t work this is proof a person can build a working cart to get to work.

  2. Plastic Products July 16, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I must say this cargo bike is so cool. I wish I could buy it.

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