So the beast is finally rideable. Plenty of fiddling to do, but in essence it's done.
Took it to the shop today and it was marvellous being able to do a full shop and not rely on the car. I can appreciate why somebody would go for a cycletruck, because the steering is pretty heavy. But I'd never fit a cycletruck down my hallway so this is ideal.
I have a couple of these boxes for underbed storage, and thought covered cargo might be better. It certainly came in handy when the dogs got a bit chilly at the allotment. It's screwed on with 6 M5 bolts. Will keep the crate idea on the backburner.
Went for the Alfine8 rear wheel. Ended up needing a tensioner because the anti-rotation washers for the Alfine mean the axle has to right back in the dropouts. I do need to take another link out too.
Sorry-not-sorry for mismatched tyres, they were cheap.
Need to figure out how to ride with my D-lock. I lashed it on top of the box but it's pretty noisy when the road gets bumpy. Any ideas?
Will get a better picture outside soon.
Thanks for reading!