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CyclePro Ambush Cycletruck

Early nineties MTB I picked up for real cheap. The Deore LX group lives on on my Hahanna nowadays and this frame has been modified into a cycletruck/minicargo.

CyclePro Ambush 22" ca1994

Twenty Solo Marshall/Tioga

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Random alloy/Unmarked sealed unit

Wellgo BMX-flats


Shimano AceraX/Alivio 7spd

Procraft riser/Kalloy

Kashimax RS NJS/Kalloy

Promax/Avid FR5

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Halo SAS/Subrosa 20x2.3"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
SunRims/Shimano AceraX/26x2.15" Chaoyang

Big rack, Ourys, bell and kickstand.

More Info:
New smaller diameter front wheel so I can run a bigger tyre. That 2.3" whopper really smooths out bumps and kerbs, also made steering a bit less edgy. Added another framebag for trinkets and beers.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Cycletruck
  3. Complete
  4. Adjustments
  5. Beer
  6. Autumn
  7. Sans rack
  8. Complete... again?
  9. Small stuff
  10. Less stuff

Added by mankkis. Last updated over 7 years ago.

As of over 7 years ago, mankkis has indicated that they no longer own this bike.



kuzninskionrush says:

awesome truck!!

Posted about 6 years ago


Gouachito says:

Nice work !

Posted about 8 years ago


Sebastian says:

Love this! Thanks for linking to the build photos, too. Been meaning to do this for awhile now.

One question: For the extra bracing tube, did you drill straight through the downtube, thereby using a single length of bracing tube, or just weld two lengths onto either side of the downtube?

Posted over 8 years ago


mankkis says:

The bracing tube between the headtube and downtube definately serves some purpose in my mind for adding rigidity to the front end even though I was pretty confident about the welds. Looked pretty odd so I added a second piece from the downtube to the seattube which gave it a more balanced look. The longer bracing is merely aesthetic but it might also give some positive rigidity.

So no, the bracing tube is not one single length of tubing but two separate pieces of recycled top tube.

If I'd change one thing it'd be the front end geometry. Not working with a jig worked fine but the headtube angle ended up way too steep. I'd guesstimate it at something around 75 degrees with a fork rake of 25mm, something like 71-72 degrees with 40-50mm rake would probably make it less twitchy.

Hopefully that helps!

Posted over 8 years ago


madein80ss says:

where a hell did you get such a loooong fork? :)
100 points from me for this sick thing!

Posted about 10 years ago


mankkis says:

I extended it.

Posted about 10 years ago


sloman says:

True spirit of Earth Day. Two less cars here!lol

Posted about 10 years ago


Lurvey says:

This thing's awesome!

Posted about 10 years ago