Sears TOTE Cycle

Before cargo was cool, Sears sold a TOTE cycle. Humblecyclist updated his to fixed and added the huge basket (see an original here).

My first bike was a Sears ordered from the catalog and ridden with reckless abandon around the streets of Oshawa Ontario. It was very similar to this

Sears Special 3

Had a known at the time, they made urban cargo …

Update

More Tote-type cycles, this one was spotted in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle

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This one on Alki

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5 Comments

I fail to understand why converting to fixed gear is considered an “update”. Beyond being trendy that is; it’s a step backwards in technology.

well he’s going to have to keep that bike upright in the turns as well so he doesn’t bang a pedal while carrying his groceries home.—I’d go for single or even better the 3 speeds it originally came with . . . .

I have a Totecycle. They are actually very capable and very fun to ride. I know they look weird, mine seems to be really well made and has taken quite a beating. Thanks for showing it.

Hey, i just got a hold of one of these little guys, minus the thumb screws. Anybody know the diameter of those screws?

No, but bike collectors likely will.  Check with Bob Freeman from Elliott Bay Bicycles.

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