1. Tanzanian street
vendor with his welded steel handcart using bicycle wheels
(28" x 1 1/2") having heavy-duty 12 gauge spokes.
Photo courtesy of Tuyate Anthony Kasanga, Pelesi General
Hardware, Mzuzu, Malawi
2 Tanzanian water
vendor transporting 10 plastic jerry cans each containing 25
liters of water or a load of over 250 kilograms! This cart
uses heavy-duty 12 gauge spokes.
3 Vendor in Lilongwe,
Malawi, using a welded-steel handcart with bicycle wheels having
common 14 gauge spokes. This man routinely carries loads of
battery acid of weighing some 100 kilograms over distandces of
transporters in northern Malawi. Their bicycles have rear
wheels fitted with 12 gauge spokes to enable them to carry these
heavy loads with minimal spoke breakage.
5 Mussa Balakazi of
Rizik Metal Work in Mchinji, Malawi and his steel version of the
AfriCart. It is being used here as a bicycle trailer.