Xtracycle cargo bikes and Burley Piccolo Trailercycles are both great for family biking. Unfortunately, there’s currently no ready-made way to attach a Burley Piccolo to an Xtracycle.
This post describes the 4 known designs I’ve seen to connect a Piccolo to an Xtracycle.
Greg’s Xtracycle-Piccolo connector v1
Greg from Beehive Bicycles published photos online of a custom solution he developed. I found and mimicked an early solution that I created for this.
It worked like this: I started with the provided Moose rack, and use a hack saw to cut it down to just the essential part that was needed to connect to the Piccolo.
Here you can see a finished photo of Greg’s design that I followed:
I made the remaining “feet” of the hacked rack as short as possible so that the Piccolo bolt could go all the way through, without interference from the Flightdeck.
Then, two more holes were drilled into the Continue reading →