My buddy Christian contacted me expressing an interest in a custom rack for a new custom CX frame he had built by our forum buddy Catano. He then mentioned this old Bianchi folder bike project he had begun but stalled out on a few years back:
(that's Garlic in the background in case you're wondering)
He said he thought it might be cool to extend the rear or make a trailer for it to help him lug shit around town but he wasn't sure..
As soon as I laid eyes on it I was like- WE SHOULD TOTALLY DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
God that thing is SO FUCKING AWESOME I can barely stand it!
But yeah, topping that folder / shopping cart / hauler would be nearly impossible. Christian also isn't really interested in having the bike convert back to normal. He's cool with a full time hauler. The Baller comes into play with the name cause well, we're DEF gonna make it RAD. Also cause he's got some nice vintage Campy hubs and headset going on there already, hehe..
So yeah, with some other front load haulers in mind like Bilenky's or Cetma's, we're going to get to work in the coming weeks. I'll try and post some progress photos of this build since it's sure to be a challenging and fun one to figure out..