Rickshaw / Pedicab for sale

Rickshaw / Pedicab for sale

$2,000.00

Description

Offered for sale on the Flymall. Model V9 Passenger Pedicab. This rickshaw / pedicab is mostly original and does need some work to get it rideable.

The frame appears to be original and intact with minimal rust showing. The paint appears to be original. The paint is in fair condition.

Controls: The handlebars and front wheel have been removed from the pedicab. Most of the major parts appear to be with the pedicab.

Exterior (including seat): Both the driver’s seat and passenger seat are intact, although needing reupholstered. The convertible top is in fair to poor condition with some tears or rips in it. The “headliner” is also in fair to poor condition.

Located in Mentor, Ohio 44060.

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See below for a history on this type of pedicab.


Pedicabs with three wheels were once the king of the road in Taiwan. They replaced the much more labor-intensive two-wheeled rickshaws shortly after 1945. A handful of both can still be seen today at some tourist spots.

In 1968 a law banning pedicabs was enacted. The government purchased most of the pedicabs and dismantled all 14,000 of them. And drivers were retrained to operate taxicabs.

There were three types of pedicabs: (1) stationed; (2) free-flowing; and (3) privately-owned, each had a different registration and mode of operation. Those stationed in one location could be hired out, after negotiating the price with the customers, but no fares were allowed on their return, strictly one-way. The free-flowing cabs could cruise the streets and pick up passengers anytime - if they were not too close to the cab stations. The private ones were owned by well-to-do citizens and high officials, operated by an employed "chauffeur", and the cabs were usually metallic and painted blue, not the usual wooden and green.

The switch from pedicabs to taxicabs was made possible when Yue-Loong began mass-producing passenger automobiles in Taiwan: More accurately, YL imported and assembled parts made by Nissan in Japan, at least in the beginning.
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The cycle rickshaw is a small-scale local means of transport; it is also known by a variety of other names such as bike taxi, velotaxi, pedicab, bikecab, cyclo, beca, becak, trisikad, or trishaw. As opposed to rickshaws pulled by a person on foot, cycle rickshaws are human-powered by pedaling. Another type of rickshaw is the auto rickshaw. They are a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers on a for hire basis. Cycle rickshaws are widely used in major cities around the world, but most commonly in cities of South, Southeast and East Asia.
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