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New (to me) frontloader cargo trike

Old 04-21-22, 01:29 PM
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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!
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Old 05-01-22, 08:31 AM
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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.
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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.
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How do you steer that thing?
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Originally Posted by UnCruel View Post
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.
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