Kona Dream Builds: Jake’s Hand Built One Of a Kind Humuhauler

Normally here on the Kona Dream Builds page we feature some pretty cool custom builds, occasionally people get carried away and do a custom paint job. Today though, we have something truly special.  Meet the Humuhauler, an absolutely stunning one of a kind Humu cargo bike hand built in Portland by Jake Ryde at Fiets of Strength.

My name is Jake Ryder and I’ve been making custom bicycles in the Pacific Northwest for the last 15 years or so. I think Bicycles are fun in all shapes and sizes and I’m fortunate to have a fabrication studio where I can “experiment”. Making custom cargo bike conversions for people has been the more “practical” expression of my experiments. I call them Fiets of Strength.

I’ve been attracted to the good vibes and tasteful irreverence of Kona for a long time and had my eye on the Humuhumu for a number of years. It struck me as the perfect platform to springboard off of. And so the “Humuhauler” was born. It was a side project I slowly pieced together, mostly because I just wanted one to exist, and knew it would be awesome. I kept as close to the original Humuhumu styling as I could keep the stock bars, stem, and signature double top tube, though I did upgrade the drivetrain because gears are nice when hauling cargo. I just barely finished the bike in time for a group gravel cargo box rode it with a flatbed setup. I’ve since made a solid kid-carrying cargo box with a removable bench seat to make it the ultimate cargo hauler.

Jake’s custom HumuHauler is for sale! Click here for more info!