I am a great fan of special bicycles. Be it three or four wheels or the impressive gas powered variety, I find them intriguing and interesting. The wooden bicycle also has a special place in my heart.
Pedicabs (also known as Rickshaws, or pedal powered taxis) are widely used in the Far East Asia. You can also find them in other countries.
Pedicabs are one of the most popular modes of transport in countries located in Far East Asia. These bicycles normally vary in terms of design. Some passenger carrying pedicabs usually have the passenger at the back in a cabin while the cyclist is at the front.
You can also find some cargo carrying rickshaws with cargo space in the back and the cyclist at the front, conversely the cyclist can be at the back and the cargo basket at the front. Pedicabs are used all over the world especially for moving goods and passengers. They can also be found ferrying tourists through scenic views such as the pedicab tours in Central Park, New York City.
It can be hard to find Pedicabs since they are built by a few manufacturers. When you find them you might have to shell out a steep price. Some of the producers in the US include:
Before buying a pedicab take a note that they are built to carry heavy load and so they are typically quite heavy and not easy to ride. It is important to note that Pedicabs are quite heavy considering their size and additional features.
Rickshaws and Pedicabs on eBay
3 Wheel Bicycle
Commonly referred to as tricycles (or trikes if you like), these come in a wide variety and are optimized for different applications.
There are trikes for children, adults and more capable motorized engines models in addition to the regular human strength propelled ones. If you are interested in three wheel bicycles you can learn more about them here.
4 Wheel Bicycle
Four wheel bicycles are normally referred to as Quadcycle pedal cars, Quadricycles, Quadracycles. They are human powered and can carry anything from two to four passengers.
During their life, Quadricycles have been changing incorporating more and more modern features for better comfort and performance. It is possible to find quadricycles that are pedaled by more than one person, making it easier to carry the additional weight of more people.
These bicycles can be used for a different riding experience. On the other hand, they are also suited to people who are afraid of two wheeled bicycles or have balancing problems. People with physical disabilities can also ride these bicycles as they are more comfortable and easier to ride. The multitude of gears fitted on modern four wheeled bikes means that they can be used on a variety of terrain. This also works to make them speedier.
Gas Powered Bicycle
Commuting to work on a daily basis in an environment with multiple inclines can be a tall order; this can be dealt with using the more capable gas powered bicycle.
The effectiveness and efficiency of a gas powered bicycle is determined by the motor installed on a previously owned bike or a new already installed bike.
Going with the green living wave sweeping everyone around it is important to note that wooden bikes are the most environmentally friendly bikes around today. They are made from sustainable materials.
A wooden bicycle can be bought for its artistic appeal or for cycling.
Did you know…?
Did you know that there are wooden bicycles designed to survive even the toughest cycling conditions.
For instance a company referred to as Renovo use monocoque construction to build road racing wooden bicycles, mountain biking wooden bicycles and triathlon wooden bicycles.
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Last Word on Special Bicycles
Special bicycles have special applications that can have an impact on other people, the environment and even your family.
Most importantly they bear artistic designs which further add to their value. Take a look at this impressive Pedicab we found in Chiang Mai, Thailand during a trip.
Special Bicycles on Our Bicycle Trips