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Old 05-25-04, 05:40 PM   #1
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is this a good recumbant??

there are many different styles of recumbant bikes,
I am wanting to purchase this recumbant-pedicab.
Is it a good one for transporting people & goods?
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Old 05-25-04, 07:51 PM   #2
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Wow, that thing has some serious capacity! I'm not really familar with this type of machine, but would expect it would work alright... looks like a reasonably simply and reliable design. Can you try one out to get a better idea?

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Old 05-25-04, 08:43 PM   #3
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there are many different styles of recumbant bikes,
I am wanting to purchase this recumbant-pedicab.
Is it a good one for transporting people & goods?
"Transporting people & goods" - You're the first I've heard having such criteria for a recumbent. There are indeed many different styles of recumbents but almost all are designed for recreation, touring, commuting, etc. Hauling a serious cargo load, though, is something entirely different - you have a commercial purpose in mind? Hauling melons or something like that?
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Old 05-25-04, 09:10 PM   #4
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This bike can have a seat for two built right in-that can unbolt in minutes-being able to transport people or goods.
I want to start a pedi cab business around our town square.
6 or 7 city blocks of 3 story buildings -all store fronts with nook stores ,restaurants etc.
I can get people to advertise on the back -giving free rides around the square(on weekends,holidays & special events) working for tips only.-
that's how most get around the taxi cab laws.
so what do you think- is possable to haul, in the reclined position-or shouod I look into an upright bike?
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Old 05-26-04, 01:42 AM   #5
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The picture at the linked site is down, have you looked at http://www.organicengines.com/
they sell some neat looking cargo/people style recumbents and it is quite an entertaining site (one shot shows a bloke hauling a large trailer yatch behind a trike).
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That is an Organic Engines SUV the link direct to the SUV is http://www.organicengines.com/SUV/index.htm

This is more of a work bike then a ride around town bike.
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wow i want that bike! that is a good idea with the taxi idea man.
if i had one, i'd put some subs back there (i'm more of a car guy)
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Old 05-29-04, 09:35 AM   #8
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Mikeesq4 -

its on e-bay under pedicab,
i'm holdig out for a ready to ride-cab not a fixer
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