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    Default Hello from Las Vegas - Who to buy from?

    I'm looking to start a pedicab business and would like to know if anyone has any recommendations on manufacturers. I'm looking mostly at Mainstreet, but I'm also curious about cyclestone, and a few others. Has anyone had any good/bad experiences. Any advice? Who would you buy from again? Who would you not?

    Thanks for your time everyone!

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    Hi Mike,

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    If you are thinking of starting a service in Sin City I think you need to google what happen to the pedicab industry back a few years ago. If memory serves me. NO Pedicabs are allowed on the strip and must operate on the outskirts of town. When that happen the operators left. Best of Luck you are going to need it. Think Black Magic! To answer you question I think Main Street is the way to go. I actually drive a velocab and I know it is great bike. But it is probably extra costly because of shipping across the ocean. But if I were starting out I would get a velocab because there is very low maintence and if you do need to fix something you can get what you need in the local bike shop. Before you do anything make sure you can operate in an environment so you will not be shut down after considerable expense. Do not be afraid to ask the right question to the right people before you spend your hard earned cash.

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    Default Go with top quality equipment

    For best quality "out of the box", it's hard to beat Cycles Maximus pedicabs. The maintenance level is very low, the components from the factory are top notch, and the design is absolutely beautiful. We're talking the BMW of trikes here. They roll in NYC, Denver, Phoenix, Austin, and other cities in the United States. Of course, being British crafted, they're everywhere in London. cyclesmaximus.com

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    I have just purchased 1/2 dozen of the new mainstreet boardwalks , they are amazing bikes steve has done a great job.

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    1/2 dozen cabs.....nice....where are you going to operate them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRevolution View Post
    For best quality "out of the box", it's hard to beat Cycles Maximus pedicabs. The maintenance level is very low, the components from the factory are top notch, and the design is absolutely beautiful. We're talking the BMW of trikes here. They roll in NYC, Denver, Phoenix, Austin, and other cities in the United States. Of course, being British crafted, they're everywhere in London. cyclesmaximus.com

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    I like how Austin has ONE Cycle Maximus and you make it sound like there is a whole fleet, In Denver isn't there only 3? And they Squeak and squeal. How many are in Phoenix? 1? Neew york has like 20-30? and How what like 300 Mainstreets? Also good luck with the hour to change a flat tire and goodluck with finding replacement parts unless of course you buy everything from this guy.
    Go talk to owners of Cycles Maximus and ask them about finding Tires and tubes for their bikes and how much they cost and how hard they are to change.
    Mainstreet is proven all over and they look better for marketing. I own a whole fleet of Mainstreets and just ride my bicycle to a Bicycle Distribution Center and get everything I need. Plus I can Fix a flat in under 2 minutes and a tube costs me $4 and a new tire costs me $5.
    BMW! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH
    When a BMW breaks down, and they do, how much does it cost to fix them? Get a better marketing plan.
    I want the Ford F150 of pedicabs! Mainstreets can run circles around these foreign contraptions. Mainstreets cost less and maintence wise cost way less to maintain. Buy American.

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    I own a velocab and the only repairs I have made was to the chain and chain ring and cluster. Which I pickup atthe local bike shop. I have had three flats and I fix them in under twenty minutes. The Velocab is German so it might be more expensive to import to the USA. But you will make that money back. If you take the cost out of the equation I think velo cab is hands down the best bike. In my opinion.

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    Default It's good to check out the options

    You get what you pay for and in some cases to buy something that's to specialised means not being able to get the parts.
    Mainstreets have a good rep, so do Velocabs, so do Maximus and so do a whole bunch of new pedicabs made in the west. Each pedicab has it's own special corner of success and by working through what the trade offs are you'll find a pedicab that fits you and your style.

    Good luck and enjoy the research, in the end you'll make a choice which suites you.

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