Hi, hope I've got the right forum area for this one...
I want to build a cargo bike that incorporates a simple mobile kitchen (probably a couple of gas stoves and possibly a fold-out table area). Why? I help organise the Brixton People's Kitchen, which picks up perfectly decent food that shops and markets would otherwise have to throw away, and cooks it and serves it for free for everyone. We've been going for a year, but now we want to build a mobile kitchen so we can travel farther around South London and hold weekly Small Ponies In estates, community centres, homeless centres and suchlike this summer.
I've made a sort-of start, and have got hold of some parts from a Christiania bike (some sketchy photos here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r11e7gyp1zjsyck/jqJoSrwV1z?m
) for £20. A few others have kindly agreed to lend a hand: Union Cycle Works in Deptford have offered spare parts and tools, the Remakery are giving us workshop space and scrap materials, and a couple of German guys http://vimeo.com/45143216
have offered to come to London for a week and help us build the kitchen part. We've got some money to spend on this for parts and so on, but we'd like to use donated/recycled parts as much as possible.
Anyone interested in helping, have some parts that might be useful, and/or have any advice?
Assuming the Christiania frame is ok, the main jobs look to be fixing the steering mechanism and brakes, and sorting out the wheels (we're missing one, and another needs a new hub). Alternatively, I'd be interested if anyone has any better ideas.
Thanks for any help you might be able to give...