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I can custom make a 2-wheel or 3-wheel cargo bike to your requirements. They typically use a Cr-Mo rear triangle, then have stainless steel tube welded on to make the cargo bike frame. Having the load in front is good if your load is kids, as you can see what they are up to and converse much more easily than when they are in a trailer. You can also keep an eye on the shopping you put in very easily to check the eggs & fresh fruit are not being squashed.

The 3-wheel is fantastic and very strong vehicle for large & heavy loads being able to carry 150 kg including adults in wheelchairs. It is much larger capacity than European made cargo bikes. The front wheels are 26 inch downhill mountain bike wheels with 20mm thru axles which are much stronger than standard wheels. The main rotating joint is made from 25mm solid stainless steel so is very strong - also very important as the expensive imported tadpoles can suffer from bearings that slog out. The bin is made from tuffboard which is very durable. the bins is sized to take a wheelchair if required so great for taking adult-sized people for outings. There is a 9 degree tilt on the main rotating joint which means you tend to lean in going around corners which feels more natural. It usually takes a while to get used to the feel of a tadpole, particularly not being able to lean into corners, or adjust for road camber. Cost is typically $2500 for frame, bin, new internal gear hub with coaster brake, new 26 inch 20mm axle front wheels with dual action (one lever) mechanical disc brakes on both front wheels. Bin size is approx. 700mm wide, 1200mm long and 550mm high, but can be customized to suit your needs.

The 2-wheel cargo bike (often called a Bakfiets) This is designed to take a wheelbarrow tray but can be fitted with a deck or custom built bin made from sheet aluminium. Options are available for wheels and brakes depending on how many gears you want and how much you want to spend. A good option is a new Sturmy Archer 3 speed with coaster brake (back pedal) on the back for $400 extra, or a Nexus internal gear hub.

Powder coated frame, spring stand, 7 speed derailleur or internal gear hub, and wheelbarrow tray typically $1800.

3 wheeler tadpole cargo bike with load of scrap metal

2 wheeler cargo bike ready to have the wheelbarrow tray fitted