094 Bicycle Rickshaw


Bicycle Rickshaw 3d printed scale model kit various options & scales


Using different combinations of parts a variety of Rickshaws can be built. Cabs can be adorned with canopies of traditional or modern designs or simply left open. Mudguards and additional kick plates offer more option. Bikes can be positioned in front to pull or behind to push as in the type used in Vietnam.

The cycle rickshaw is a small-scale local means of transport. It is a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers on a for-hire basis. It is also known by a variety of other names such as bike taxi, velotaxi, pedicab, bikecab, cyclo, beca, becak, trisikad, tricycle taxi, or trishaw.

As opposed to rickshaws pulled by a person on foot, cycle rickshaws are human-powered by pedalling.

The first cycle rickshaws were built in the 1880s, and they were first used widely in 1929 in Singapore. Six years later they outnumbered pulled rickshaws. By 1950 cycle rickshaws were found in every south and east Asian country. By the late 1980s there were an estimated 4 million cycle rickshaws in the world.

Passenger configuration

The configuration of driver and passenger seats varies. Generally the driver sits in front of the passengers to pedal the rickshaw. There are some designs, though, where the cyclist driver sits behind the passengers. In many Asian countries, like Bangladesh, India and China, the passenger seat is located behind the driver, while in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam the driver sits behind the passenger seat.

I’m often asked what I use to glue 3d printed parts together? Thicker glues I find work best. I use revel contacta in the tubes but find I’m using UHU multi purpose glue more these days. Dennis prefers EMA Plastic Weld. ORDER EITHER TO SAVE ON POSTAGE

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 100 × 80 × 54 mm

1:24, 1:35


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