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Old 02-02-14, 12:40 PM   #1
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fun utility bikes in the Philippines

I was just working in the Visayas in the Philippines, and I saw some awesome utility bikes. It's not uncommon to see huge loads carried by these bikes, and also some of the bikes are used to sell food. On the food bikes, there is a little gas burner hidden in the box to keep the food warm. I saw a few of the drivers of these bike as patients, and I was impressed with their enormous quads. I wish we had more cargo bikes like this for deliveries here is the US. We would be healthier and have less noise and pollution in our cities.




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Old 02-02-14, 11:50 PM   #2
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You and me both, man.

Reminds me of this post at Flying Pigeon Project: http://www.flyingpigeonproject.org/2...o-sidecar.html

Potato-baker built into a bike.

And early on in this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZqvJxeMFz8

You see a Pigeon with built-in cotton candy spinner!

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Old 02-03-14, 04:34 PM   #3
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They look like 20" BMX bikes with DIY sidecars on the right side. No 'centered' tricycles or rickshaw taxis? They drive on the right in the PI? just asking. Very creative, look well built.
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They look like 20" BMX bikes with DIY sidecars on the right side. No 'centered' tricycles or rickshaw taxis? They drive on the right in the PI? just asking. Very creative, look well built.
Yes, you are correct that they were mostly BMX bikes with sidecars. These seemed to be everywhere in the Visayas in the Philippines. I didn't see any centered tricycles, but I did see an occasional centered three-wheeled motorized mini-transporter. Most of the motorized transporters were made with a small motorcycle and a sidecar attached to the right. And yes, they do drive on the right.
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