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sebcast 04-21-22 01:29 PM

New (to me) frontloader cargo trike
 
Hi!

I just picked up this cargo trike. It doesn't have any branding. Does anyone know anything about it?
I bought it because I had been on the lookout for a cargo bike and I got this for just $300.

When I was riding it home, I noticed that the front brakes were not very well synced up, so when I was braking with the front brakes the bike would swerve to the left. Any tricks to get both brakes to synch up, or is it just a matter of small tweaks until I get them right? I will add a disc brake to the rear wheel, and probably do an electric conversion later. It is quite heavy!
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c182737b4f.jpg

hbsyncro 05-01-22 08:31 AM

Cool bike and $300! Unreal. That is a bakfiets and are very popular in The Netherlands. It translates to box bike and is used for hauling all kinds of stuff including kids. Many of them have removable bench seating and little seatbelts. The upside down "u" are for a rain canopy. Very cool find. When my kids were little I looked and looked for a used one, but they were always $2000 so I settled for a trailer.

Harhir 05-10-22 08:09 AM

Frame looks like this electrified cargo bike from Walmart. Probably some unknown brand out of China. Not a Bakfiets since they have a different frame design.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Classic-E...ycle/371872054
I think $300 is a great deal. At this price you can always upgrade to better components. As for brakes I would just fiddle with them. Mechanical rim brakes are not difficult to adjust.

UnCruel 05-25-22 12:22 PM

How do you steer that thing?

ThermionicScott 05-25-22 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by UnCruel (Post 22519601)
How do you steer that thing?

Looks like the whole front end is on a pivot. Note the things that look like grips at the rear underside of the box, that limit the range it can turn.

sebcast 06-14-22 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by ThermionicScott (Post 22519608)
Looks like the whole front end is on a pivot. Note the things that look like grips at the rear underside of the box, that limit the range it can turn.

Exactly. It takes some getting used to, but not too hard.

I posted this same question on r*ddit and ended up meeting the representative from bunch bikes who gave me some advice re: the brakes. TL;DR: dual hydraulic disc brakes in the front eliminate the steering issue.

amitzinman 06-21-22 08:52 AM

Congrats!
I would definitely take it to a store so that someone can take a look at it, but for sure Trikes can be difficult to figure out, it might take you a while to get used to.


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