Pedal Cabs

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Cyclomatic, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Cyclomatic

    Cyclomatic Guest

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    Where can I find a pedal cab? Also is it legal to operate a pedal cab without a license? I mean if you offer rides for money would you have to incorporate. I'm not up on my business law.
     
  2. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I've always been curious about that too. I think you don't have to file income tax if you make less than $500 but I don't know.
     

  3. eaton

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  4. Mootsguy

    Mootsguy A Red Headed Stepchild

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    Pedicabs, in our part of the US, are required to be licensed by the city.
     
  5. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I saw two of them for sale recently in SLC. Probably not a bad gig for toting Mormons around their temple.
     
  6. TxCyclist

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    I believe in Austin you need a license with proof of insurance but I'm not for sure if that's for the driver of the actual pedicab your using. I have a friend that does it, will ask him. I know on weekends he makes real good money.
     
  7. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    Without any real knowledge I would just imagine it to be an insurance/liability nightmare.
     
  8. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I wonder if it would work for Jews on Sabbath? You could make some money catering to the religious community that doesn't use complex machinery on holy days. Fail that you could just give them piggy back rides.
     
  9. Industry_Hack

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    Not too many Jews in Utah. Certainly not around Temple Square.
     
  10. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Closet Jews? Maybe else where then? I'm just pointing out you could probably make some money of religious tenants.
     
  11. Industry_Hack

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    Exploiting religion!? I thought you needed a TV show to do that.
     
  12. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    When I lived in NYC I was parking my van one hot July Saturday and a Rabbi came up to me and asked if I would be so kind as to come in to the synagog and turn on the AC as he couldn't.... at some point you gotta take a look at the absurdity....
     
  13. Industry_Hack

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    I can respect that. Compared to what I see here in Utah, that actually makes sense.
     
  14. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    No it just makes it easier.

    You prove that this has money making potential. Pedi Cabs for Christ? Pedi Cabs for ...
     
  15. Cyclomatic

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    Dibs. It was all my idea! I started the thread. How hard is it to pedal a pedal cab?
     
  16. Industry_Hack

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    They have super granny gearing.

    [edit] even funetical could pedal one.
     
  17. Cyclomatic

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    Is that with weight on it though?
     
  18. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    [edit] even funetical could pedal one.[/QUOTE]

    Hey I'm super awesome I just have problems.
     
  19. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Yeah, they're not meant to go fast.