Making a "pedicab" garden cart (Homestead projects) : LUSENET : A Country Singletree : One Thread

Got to looking in my storage building at all the junk I have to clear out and decided to use the three 10 speed bikes my ex left behind to make a pedel powered yard cart. I figure to use my "how to" bicycle repair and cart construction manuals for reference. Have any of ya'll tried something like this?

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, February 20, 2002


I'd be interested in knowing also. Or any other ideas as what to do with old bikes and parts.

-- Sherry (, February 20, 2002.

Nop! I found something like that in my woods. It looks like someone took two bikes and tried to make a horse cart or something. The tires are bent in half. It looks like they tried to carry something too heavy! Ouch!

Good luck and let us know how you did it. Maybe you could take a picture or two to show us.


-- Susan the helpless (, February 20, 2002.

Jay, What would be easier would be to use two front wheels for a walk behind......easier to maneuver. Do the drop axle thing to get the bed lower to the ground. Are those 10 speeds the ones with the piddily skinny tires? If so any load and you'll sink!--let alone trying to power your self----unless your ground is a whole lot firmer than mine! I couldn't even begin to list what all I've used/hauled around in my 2 wheel cart!!!...Tools ,cement blocks 1/2 yard earth-you would NOT peddle that etc. etc.

-- Jim-mi (, February 20, 2002.

Also have a couple scrapped dirtbike frames with knobbies. Who knows what I'll come up with :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, February 20, 2002.

Knobbies! Now yer talkin' Just the thing to transport a load.. I remember the first time I tryed a stupid skinny tired out on the gravel went into a shed....and has not been out since.

-- Jim-mi (, February 20, 2002.

So are knobbies like thingamabobs, wachamacallits, jobbiedos and whosiwatzits? Not sure I under the technical lingo here.

-- Susan in Minnesota (, February 20, 2002.

Very close to a jobbiedooes.....................but not quite >Larger *ballon* tires with a bumpy/knobby molded tread< Intended to give more traction for a *dirt* bike. And believe it or not pedal powered bikes are/do disturb the earth enough so that many want them banned from certain areas! I wont even mention how BAD motor powered *dirt* bikes tear up the countryside!! Does that help?

-- Jim-mi (, February 21, 2002.

There's and old (maybe 1948) car in my swamp. Anybody figure out what that can be used for? :)

-- Susan in Northern LP Michigan (, February 21, 2002.

Susan how about a chicken coop? You could paint it and hang curtains. The chicks would love it! Then again getting the eggs out would a challenge.

-- Susan the other (, February 21, 2002.

Susan in MI, maybe you could sell it off as a collector, or spare parts?

-- Sherry (, February 21, 2002.

Sherry and Susan. Good ideas. Only a couple of problems. When I say it's in the swamp, I MEAN it's IN the swamp. Been there at least 30 years, would have to cut down trees to get it out. It's pretty well collapsed. The only thing that might be any good on it is the chrome. It's still shines! Weird. Looks like someone else found it first and stripped it years and years ago. Fun thing to find tho when walking (wading) the wilderness. If I could get the bumpers off, maybe I could sell 'em to a restorer. thinking thinking

-- Susan in Northern LP Michigan (, February 21, 2002.

I have a good old dump here I found back in the woods. There are old hylex (sp) bottles, metal signs, all sorts of cool stuff.nly problem is that it has been there so long moss and trees have begun to grow in and around it. I've rescued a few things.

-- Susan the other one (, February 21, 2002.

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