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Offline NC Ken

Bicycles For Freighting
« on: November 04, 2010, 08:22:30 am »
In my youth I did a tour in Vietnam, and on several occasions ran across bicycles used by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) to transport food and ammunition along Laotian trail networks, which varied from hard-packed and easy going to barely passable mud and rock tracks in the mountains.  These were very sturdy and substantial bikes modified for hauling freight of considerable weight for considerable distances.

I am doing some research on the use of bicycles used as freighters, and wonder if anyone has any experience or insights along these lines.

Thanks in advance.


Offline pptouring

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 08:44:47 am »

Offline Shane

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Offline sanuk

Re: Bicycles For Freighting
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 04:46:34 am »
Wonder what the reaction would be if that Chinese camper bike rolled up at a US national park and asked for a hiker/biker site?

Offline NC Ken

Re: Bicycles For Freighting
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 02:52:31 am »
Thanks for the inputs.  Some great links there, as well.  Amazing photos.