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The Alcohauler

Keg/Beer/Heavy Duty delivery Bicycle. Basically a Long John-style cargo bike turned slightly past 11. Inspired by the Dutch "verlengde Transportfietsen" (extended transport bikes) of the '30s. These were often also called "melkfietsen", since they were used to deliver milk churns throughout the cities of The Netherlands. Coming from motorcycle/automotive and aeronautic backgrounds I took design cues from those areas and applied them to this concept. Notable influences are stayer motorcycles of the board track era, motorcycle builder Shinya Kimura, & American Hot Rod culture. This bike has since been sold to Old Coast Ales, a brewery and taphouse in St. Augustine, Florida.

Frame:
One-off Fillet-brazed 4130 cromoly steel. brushed, raw finish.

Fork/Headset:
One-off Fillet-brazed 4130 cromoly steel truss fork, brushed, raw finish. FSA headset, modified.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Phil wood BB with titanium spindle. FSA cranks.

Pedals:
MTB flat pedals.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano XT 1x9. custom close ratio cassette.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
thumb shifter, index.

Handlebars/Stem:
Old school Salsa cromoly quill stem. Stainless steel Dutch Handlebars.

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks, alloy.

Brakes:
Avid BB7 Disks.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Schwalbe tires, Snow cat rims (no longer made) One-off custom 20mm x 135 thru-axle hub made by Phil Wood. 48 hole, Sapim strong spokes.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Schwalbe tires, Snow cat rims (no longer made) One-off custom 15mm x 150 thru-axle hub made by Phil Wood. 48 Sapim Strong spokes.

Accessories:
Frame pump. Bell. Steel fenders. Vintage Bottle Dynamo Light system. Heavy Duty parking stand. removable cargo bay struts, aluminum sign board, custom Keg Koozie made by Chrome Industries.

More Info:
Contact me if you or your Business is interested in something like this. I debuted at NAHBS 2012 in Sacramento as a new builder under the company I was working for at the time showcasing this bike as a prototype for future bikes to come.

Added by JoshBoisclair. Last updated almost 6 years ago.

As of almost 6 years ago, JoshBoisclair has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

3 Comments

MoleMan

MoleMan says:

Nice! Looks like a stately ride. How was it when loaded with full kegs?

Posted over 5 years ago

JoshBoisclair

JoshBoisclair says:

as far as handling goes it rides great fully loaded. the steering geometry is optimized for a few hundred pounds on the platform and the frame is adequately stiff. Pedalling around a few hundred pounds if of course it's own challenge, but on flat ground it is surprisingly easy, especially once rolling. the 9 speed cassette is a custom one, super-close ratio so optimum cadence can be attained anywhere from 1 to about 16 mph

Posted over 5 years ago

Le_Pigeonvert

Le_Pigeonvert says:

Approuved !

Posted almost 6 years ago