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Gas Powered Bicycles
Wooden Bicycles
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My own experience with special bicycles goes back many years to my childhood days. At that this, I had my first three-wheel bicycle. The four-wheel bicycle, the three-wheel bicycle, the gas-powered bicycle, and the ever-awe-inspiring wooden bikes are classic works of ingenuity that I find very intriguing.

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3 Wheel Bicycle

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Three-wheel bicycles are also known as tricycles or trikes. These may be fitted with motorized engines or may be propelled by human strength. The design and use will vary. There are trikes designed for child-friendly activities and there are those designed for the use of adults. If you like to get more detailed information, you are invited to visit the page about three-wheel bicycles.

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Pedicabs (Rickshaws)

Pedicabs (also known as Rickshaws, or pedal-powered taxis) are widely used in Far East Asia. You can also find them in other countries.

There are two main types of pedicabs: Pedicabs for passengers, and Rickshaws to carry cargo. On some of them, the cyclist is in the front and the cabin is in the back (rickshaws), and on the other the cargo is in the front and the cyclist - pushing from behind (cyclos).

In many Far East Asia countries (such as in India and China) the Rickshaws are widely used as a common means of transportation. They are used to move people from place to place, as well as moving equipment across town. You can also find Pedicabs all over the world. They are used as a unique and clean means of transportation - especially for tourists (take a look at this site about pedicab tours in the Central Park, NYC). The special bicycles are quite expensive (thousands of Dollars) as there are not so many manufacturers that are building them. Here are list of some of them (in the US).

Before buying a pedicab take note that they are built to carry heavy loads so they are typically quite heavy and not easy to ride.

Did you ever tried riding one? - I did!. Take a look at the result:

special bicycles - pedicabs

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4 Wheel Bicycle

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Also called quadricycles, quadricycles, or quadcycle pedal cars, these four-wheel bicycles are basically human powered bicycles consisting of four wheels. These special bikes are made to seat two, four, and even six people. The four-wheel bicycles, just like any other bicycle types were improved over the years. Their design, capacity, and capability became more and more contemporary. Although some models are powered by multiple riders, the quadricycles are typically not faster than any regular bicycle, mostly due to the increased weight (per passenger).

4-wheel bicycles are used by those who are looking for a special riding experience, and by riders with special needs. This includes people who have physical difficulties riding regular bikes (for example due to a balancing problem) or those who are afraid of riding a regular - two-wheeled bicycle. When it was impossible to climb hills with old quadricycles, today it can be used to do such an impossible act. It was once used as a slow-moving, stable transportation medium, but nowadays stability is not sacrificed with speed. Also, long-distance and short-distance travel will make no difference, as it is very comfortable to use and requires less energy because of a multitude of gears installed in a single four-wheel bicycle.

Gas Powered Bicycle

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If you are tired of pedaling all the way to work, especially if you live in San Francisco where inclines and declines are found at every turn and you do not have the energy, endurance, or strength to make it all the way, then I recommend you getting a gas powered bicycle.

This special bicycle will assist a cyclist in several ways depending on the design installed on a previously owned bicycle or a new pre-engine installed bicycle.

Special bicycles - Solex gas powered bicycles
Solex gas powered bicycles
While we stayed in Spikenburg, Holland, Fall 2012

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Wooden Bicycles

Special Bicycles - Wooden Bicycles

Wooden bicycles are living up to the whole "Clean and Green" concept that has been promoted over the past few years. These energy-efficient and environment-friendly special bicycles are slowly gaining momentum and popularity, because of the great quality and workmanship that goes with every bicycle. Designs vary and so do the uses. This is because some wooden bicycles are made for aesthetic and inspiring purposes while others are made for transportation.

Wooden Bicycles on eBay

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Did you know...?

Wooden bicycles provide less bumpy rides? Despite their lightweight appearance, researchers have found that wooden bicycles may provide better impact absorption than traditional metal ones due to the air pockets in the wood.

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

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Riding a Riksha in Chaing Mai, India, Fall 2012
Solex gas powered bicycles in Spikenburg, Holland, Fall 2012
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Bill Cosby

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