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Chinese Cargo Tricycle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Satur Apr 5, 2012. 13 Replies

Well I did it.  I finally got one.  A Cargo Tricycle straight from China.  Or should I say a box of bits to asemble. You need to know how to put together a basic bike.  Quality isn't fantastic, but I…Continue

Chinese Cargo Bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Jay May 27, 2011. 5 Replies

I'm lloking around for a Chinese Cargo Bike. A tricycle, with the tray at the back.  Anyone know where I could lay my hands on one.  Preferably a bit better condition than the photo.…Continue

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Will Satur replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Great to hear. Hope it all works out for you."
Apr 5, 2012
Wendy-jane Anderson replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"HI Peter,  I bought a tricycle too but I bought a Christiannia and I love it I even bought the e-trike version. The battery gives me about 30% help up hills and I do commute with the kids to school a round trip of 30km in a day.  I bought…"
Apr 4, 2012
Peter Dowers replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Hi Will.  Thanks for the tip.  I am going to stick with my original. At least for a while.  I told them what happened and they have made a new front frame, extra strong.  We will see.  It is due here Wed, Thurs.  A good…"
Apr 3, 2012
Will Satur replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
Apr 2, 2012
Peter Dowers replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Quality assurance???  How about the shaft in the bottom bracket with LH threads on both sides."
Mar 16, 2012
Will Satur replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Ain't that the truth? A mate brought his Golden Pigeon over for some adjustments. Those cotter pin cranks were rubbish and the pedals were worse. We did some mods and got her going but was shocked at the quality of parts. Have seen those Golden…"
Mar 16, 2012
Cory replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Quality assurance in many Chinese factories means a lot different to what it does here. Yeah - getting the 'persuader' out a few times, (and/or the dremel, the file, pliars and in your case, unfortunately a welder) comes with the…"
Mar 16, 2012
Will Satur replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Had the rickshaw over a year now. It still runs beautifully after all the fixes. Sorry to hear that it might be a full rebuild. The cluster idea sounds good but not sure if you could fix one to it. Mine came with a sleeve that the cog was fixed to…"
Mar 14, 2012
Peter Dowers replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Thanks for the tips Will.  I don't thinnk rewelding will solve my problem with the bottom bracket.  The metal looks like crap.  I reckon if I reweld it then it will just fail somewhere else.  Might be a rebuild of the…"
Mar 13, 2012
Will Satur commented on Peter Dowers's photo
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The new Trike

"Yep Identical to my Rickshaw, except you have the rear tray. Those mounting bolts for the rear axle to the frame are dodgy as so pls be careful."
Mar 13, 2012
Will Satur replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Oh and PS, if you have the long chain from the crank to the rear wheels get yourself a chain tensioner as under heavy load, ie pushing hard on the pedals, the chain slips off the rear axle sprocket. I tried to adjust the chain as straight as…"
Mar 13, 2012
Will Satur replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Sounds like a few dilemmas I went through aswell. Not the same but similar things happened with their steels structural integrity. To the point where my brother in law and myself re-welded a lot of the frame and fixture bolts. I even customised the…"
Mar 13, 2012
Peter Dowers replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Will,  Good to hear you got a good one.   I think I got a lemon.  I spent a few hours assembling it.  I noticed that the crank axle had LH threads on both sides !!!  Sat on the seat, my knees hit the handle bars, no…"
Mar 13, 2012
Will Satur replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"Hey Peter, congrats, I bought a Chinese Rickshaw and the only advice I can give you is don't over tighten the bolts they supply coz the ones they gave me were rubbish and threaded straight away. I replaced all the bolts and nuts with quality…"
Mar 13, 2012
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Chinese Cargo Tricycle

Well I did it.  I finally got one.  A Cargo Tricycle straight from China.  Or should I say a box of bits to asemble. You need to know how to put together a basic bike.  Quality isn't fantastic, but I reckon it looks great.If you want to hear more about it, let me know.See More
Mar 12, 2012

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Pub Bike, S.L.U.T (Sustainable Low Cost Transport)
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
St Kilda East
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
1. Road Bike for commuting/exercise.
2. Basic Mountain Bike, to get around the local area.
3. Steel framed road bike 30+ years old. Still a good bike, with friction gears. Still hasn't broken
What is the best thing about riding?
Enjoying the world around you from the seat of a bike.

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