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    Looking for a cargo bike

    I need a cheap front loader that can carry a small hot dog cart and maybe pull a trailer. I live in texas and I'm having trouble finding something of this nature. All the Ice cream men are riding home made 24" trikes. why cant I find one?

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    Senior Member squirtdad's Avatar
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    Define Cheap ..... don't know about cheap but here is Worksman.... http://worksmancycles.com/shopsite_s...frontload.html also I think a source in texas may be across the border..... I recall discussions of Mexican built delivery type bikes.
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    looking for: De Rosa 58cm ELOS frame and fork internal cable routing

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    All the Ice cream men are riding home made 24" trikes. why cant I find one?
    You too can get one made. just find a welder..

    Locally you could have one made... Christiania style ,
    build the insulated box with 2 wheels on it.
    and then Cut up a bike frame , and re weld it so the headtube is just about vertical.

    building the handlebar mounting it on the back of the box , and steering is
    then kinda obvious.
    Coaster or rear hub Drum Brake.
    there are single sided drum Brake wheels , or brakeless ones ,
    aka .. Wheelchair, to build into the box frame.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 03-10-11 at 06:07 PM.

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    Bike addict, dreamer AdamDZ's Avatar
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    I can only think of Worksman Bicycles, but they're not cheap. The cheapest model is $820. They're heavy duty though. But I'm sure still cheaper than having custom frame welded.

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