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Bicycle Wheel Garden Cart Options
practicalman45
#1 Posted : Saturday, July 04, 2009 8:04:09 PM
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Bicycle wheels have short, small axles that require support on both sides of the wheel.  Garden carts usually have the type wheels which have a thicker axle. This allows support from just one side ( a 5/8 or 3/4" axle goes across under the cart, and the wheel slide onto that). In order to use your bicycle wheels you will have to devise a framework that supports the wheels on both sides. The rear triangles of  bike frames can work nicely.  You'll likely need some welding to put that all together. If you want the type wheels that garden carts use they are available at places like Northern tools.   http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_1030_1030     these use 1/2" smooth rod axles that the wheel's bearings slide right onto. Other larger ones are available depending on how heavy duty a cart you are wanting. If you want to just buy a kit with all the parts and just put one together here is one place with cheap kits that have nice heavy duty wheels and everything else you need, just assemble it (maybe cheaper than shopping for parts seperately?)   http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=garden+cart&Submit=Go

Paratrooper
#2 Posted : Saturday, July 04, 2009 9:49:58 PM
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When I was younger an old abandoned baby carraige found new life as a go cart . At least the wheels and axles did . If you intend to load this cart heavy at any time you need to pay special attention to the axles . Home Depot sells straight as well as threaded rod which can be fashioned to fit your needs .


Tom in Kingman AZ
tony2tall
#3 Posted : Wednesday, July 08, 2009 4:06:54 AM
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www.cartsvermont.com

Found the above web site in a previous issue of M.E..

tony2tall
#4 Posted : Wednesday, July 08, 2009 4:06:54 AM
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July/August 2009 Issue page 75 has picture of garden cart with bicycle wheels.

I haven't seen one available at Lowes/Home Depot.

 Has anyone attempted to build one? 

Are front bicycle wheels appropriate instead of back wheels. Curious to know how wheels are connected to frame?

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