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Got a new project: Bike Bug Cargo Trike

We’ve partnered up with the folks of BikeBug.net to create a new project build. We’ve got a Breast Cancer Awareness Ride that we plan on debuting this build at. The event is slated for October 17th, so that means we don’t have a lot of time to get it finished. So here is what we received from BikeBug.net, a foldable cargo trike. It comes with everything you see, but we did upgrade the seat to match the white fenders and we threw on a bike bell just for kicks.

Cargo Trike by Bikebug.net

Cargo Trike by Bikebug.net

The cargo trike is equipped with a single speed coaster brake.

The cargo trike is equipped with a single speed coaster brake.

Riding the Cargo Trike is going to take some getting used to. We found that it likes to tip when you take sharp turns. Another upgrade we are considering would be a 3 speed Nexus hub. Pedaling the trike isn’t impossible, but it is tough!

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The white fenders POP against the red paint.

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There’s going to be some major work involved with this build project, we just hope we can meet the deadline. Hopefully with the help of some talented people, we can get this project rolling.

Cargo Bike, Philippines style

When I was a kid in the Philippines, my family owned a sidecar that attached to Randy’s bike. These things were normally used to chauffeur family members to the market, movies, or anywhere you needed to go. It was great for cruising the neighborhood with.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted one here in the US. The thing is, these side cars are usually hand made by some welder in the Philippines, and they are made out of steel. You can pretty much find them at any LBS for as little as a few hundred pesos…remember, the US Dollar is about fifty pesos there…

So why did I bring this up. Well for one thing, I love any bike that has more than one function. I really dig my Xtracycle just because its so practical. Bakfiets are cool too because they are the ultimate in cargo bikes. But as I think about the side car back in the Philippines, I saw how practical that would be here. The only problem is, getting one sent here. Luckily I’ve got an uncle there that is looking into sending me one. Not so sure how much it would all cost, but I think it would be so cool if we did score one!