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Human Powered Machines Long Haul

This is a cargo bike I made under the guidance of Jan Vandertuin and everyone else at the Center for Appropriate Transport in Eugene, OR (honestly it was more a team effort). I worked at CAT for a year and some change, and rode HPM bikes and trikes for work (HPM is under the CAT umbrella) as a courier and bike valet. I recognized the superiority of the Long Haul design over the rear-loading cargo bike was riding as a commuter and kid carrier, so for time and cost savings, Jan helped me build a Long Haul using the rear triangle/bottom bracket shell/top tube of an old 80s Miyata MTB. It was an awesome learning experience, and this is my favorite bike by far.

HPM Long Haul

HPM fork/Cane Creek 40 (steering column)/Chris King (fork)

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano M737 110bcd

VP flats

Deore 1x10 clutch derailleur w/wide range cassette; Race Face 38t narrow/wide

Deore 10 speed


Brooks C19 Cambium/Sunlite(?)

Avid BB7

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Dyad/Shimano dynamo/Schwalbe Big Apple Plus 20"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Deore XT/Velocity Dyad

Busch and Mueller dynamo headlight

More Info:
New wheels, and I had a frame builder friend add a disc tab to the rear triangle, so now both brakes are disc units. Another friend and I also built a wooden cargo box, I just need to install it.

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Fully disc-ified

Added by brianmarkmcdermott. Last updated about 4 years ago.



Flatik says:

Awesome bike!!!

I'm not working as a messenger and haven't got any kids, I don't need to carry huge stuff either but I still want a cargo bike so bad...

Posted over 6 years ago


brianmarkmcdermott says:

Ya never know when you need to haul stuff...

Posted over 6 years ago


tracksloth says:


Posted almost 6 years ago