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A Really Unusual Find...

Old 05-05-17, 01:07 AM
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A Really Unusual Find...

Someone tossed this away at our local dump. Another someone wants to purchase it from Bicycles for Humanity. Any idea what it is and what it is worth? I will attempt to go and have a look. Been a few years since I have been to the dump...

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Hope this works...

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Not sure what I expected, but this wasn't it.
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Looks to be a 1960's home built peti cab not much of any value but really cool. I would have plucked it from the dump and taken it home.
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Thanks for the pic fix randy.

Definite high marks for "unusual."

Occurs to me that a tinkerer might want it to make into a truck by replacing the front seats with a cargo compartment.

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
...Occurs to me that a tinkerer might want it to make into a truck by replacing the front seats with a cargo compartment...
Or turn the front seating compartment into a bike rack so Randy could bring back 4 new acquisitions from his next dump run.
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Nice. It's definitely an old pedicab, there were commercial manufacturers that had the passengers in front, so I doubt that it's home-made (but possible!). definite cool points, but it's pretty roached and I'm not sure what it would be worth in that condition or restored.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Not sure what I expected, but this wasn't it.
Ditto

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Well, after three years(heart attack initiated), I am off to the Dump once more, to look at this old Pedicar, or what ever it is. Someone wants to buy it from Bicycles for Humanity and I suggested to our present leader to simply ask for a donation, pointing out that the proceeds are going to a really effective charity organization(8000 bikes to Africa so far).

Anyway, will take my camera and camera the three wheeler. And see what else is at the Dump(have not been collecting for some time now due to winter and winter. I can't wait!-)
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One of our volunteers picked up the Pedicar and dropped it off at the B4H shop. It is an old CCM Step Through that someone converted to what you see, and, believe it or not, it does work, but will need a lot of work to make it work right.

Anyway, another peek at the bike/trike or what ever, plus a shot or two of what I see when I go to the shop...











That blue Peugeot Mixte in the last picture is in nice original condition, as are some of the other bikes that are stashed in the pile of vintage steeds.
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Can you tell us how the steering is accomplished Randy? Is there some sort of ball joint or what in there?

Thanks for any information.

And what be the lime green bike with the bulge-formed head next to the yellow Fuji?

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On these there is a head set like joint at the center of the front axel and when you turn the bars more of a pushing action the rear pivots slightly and the front turns a bit.
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You could paint all white with lots of red maple leafs and use it to Uber downtown on Saturday nights.
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Can you tell us how the steering is accomplished Randy? Is there some sort of ball joint or what in there?
The complete axle assembly rotates from the center. There was movement in the pivot, which I thought to be slop, but I could well be wrong. I did not study the Pedicar in any detail. Just wanted to show everyone something a bit different.

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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Not sure what I expected, but this wasn't it.
Well said...
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I bet someone would leave it as is and put a planter in the front. Yard art/yuck.
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I bet someone would leave it as is and put a planter in the front. Yard art/yuck.
Actually, years ago I suggested that we sell really old and mechanically challenged bikes as "Flower Pot Bikes". They are sold for whatever the buyer wishes to donate to help with the B4H endeavors. We, at B4H try to find a use for everything.





The blue one in the second picture did end up in someone's front yard. They painted it, every bit of it, white, planted some flowers in the basket and around the bike. And, voila, bicycle art. And, guess what greets guests as they turn into the lane that leads to my cottage...
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Betcha ya post #18 blows a kilt or two up.
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