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Hey guys, first time poster. I just got hold of a vintage pedicab that I pickup in a beach area. Needless to say its a bit rusted and some parts are missing. First question, where is the best place to find parts for these, even looking for used stuff to keep the cost down. It has 28" x 1.5" tires on it, I am running into issues finding rims for it. The front is 3/8" axle, and the rears are 1/2" axles. The rims that are on it are kinda rusty, I maybe able to soda/sand blast them and either powder coat or paint them but some of the splines are missing in one as well. I think the hubs will only work with this setup so this may be the case of rebuilding them. I never have done this before. Next issue is there is basically no drive train, IE: gear selector, chain, or rear gear selector, any ideas on what I could do there? Maybe strip a set off a standard bike? I will go into more later just need some ideas, might post some pics of it later on tonight!

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Sheldon Brown says 28x1.5 is either 635 or 622, so standard 700c rims might work with no mods other than maybe long reach brakes. Might be a good application for Bulldog brakes? Aren't 3/8" and 1/2" the standard sizes for bolt-on axles?
 

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ya only a few bikes pull off the fish tales, maybe I should get a set coming out of the back of the pedicab lol!
 

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I might actually restore to sell, not sure yet, there was a group that just opened a buisness around here with a bunch of these are there already yelling at me to sell it to them since its not a fiberglass one
 

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Not sure yet, trying to figure out the emblem on the front. Looks like its a non custom built, meaning it looks as though a company built it
 

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I might actually restore to sell, not sure yet, there was a group that just opened a buisness around here with a bunch of these are there already yelling at me to sell it to them since its not a fiberglass one
I'm thinking about doing the same.
 

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If i were to sell it I wouldn't even know a price, either in the condition its in, or after. But you being in Texas might be a hell of a drive for it lol!
 

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Ok so the make of the bike is KW Bicycle which looks to still be in business in India, not sure if there the ones that made the cab portion as well though as the real wheel hubs after sandblasting read: MONDAL-SP CAL-13, tires on this are 40-635mm or 28" x 1.5", any ideas where this thing came from guys?
 

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Before I did anything, I believe I would get the whole thing media blasted and see what you have left. With that much rust, it might be simpler to just build a new one
 
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