Adapting for a Rickshaw

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I am looking for plans that will work for a hand pulled rickshaw. Something (functionally) like these: http://voyapon.com/rickshaw/ Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any, but I think this site could have plans that could work with some modifications. I'm going to be using it at campsites, so I need to be able to pull it over uneven ground, maybe with 2 passengers. So I'm looking for something that could support at least 500-600 pounds. The Loderunner looks like a promising candidate. Although I think larger wheels would help over uneven ground. Any recommendations on where to start, or which plans would be best suited for adaptation?
 
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I don't think there is any plans which will direct give you a answer.
A cart is a cart and there is not much to it.
A good start would be for you to tell us what you have available in tools, Bicycle parts, stock of steel etc.
and someone will hopefully guide you to a workable solution.
This website are frequently visited by a large group of home builders who together has a great knowledge for you to tap from.
 
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I don't have any parts. This will be the first project like this that I've worked on. I do have a 125 flux welder, angle grinder, drill press, and other assorted tools, mostly for woodworking though. I've never welding anything, but I'm willing to figure it out or take classes.
 
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Brads plans incl a lot of general information so the load runner plans would help you,
actually you more plans you read you more you understand of the art of bike building.
I have his book "Bike, Scooter, and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius" .
Your first concern is to decide if you want single sided fixing on your wheels or dual.
A 14mm hub axle is whats normally is recommended for one sided hubs which can handle up to 200 - 250 pounds
so to handle 500-600 pounds you have to find hubs with a axel of 20mm or more, they are availible for mountain bikes.
If you go for dual sided support for the wheels 12-14mm axle would do.
Warning, all axle are not equal, it depends on what material they are made from and how they are made.
 
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