A Bicycle Built For One And A Half
By James Grahame
I've long been fascinated by motorcycle sidecars, but this is the first I've seen mounted to a bicycle. Steve Bodiley crafted the frame from a piece of bent 25mm strip steel with a removable wheel. The top and bottom of the body were made from 12mm plywood and a 4mm ply skin was used to create the sleek curved sides. A flap on the back opens to reveal a small storage area behind the passenger seat.
Considerable thought went into the suspension. The frame was mounted to the bicycle with a horizontal pivot, and springs and rubber standoffs help to cushion the young passenger's ride. All in all, this is a brilliant DIY build that's bound to attract attention wherever it goes.
Sadly, it's the sort of thing that will never find its way into mass production because of the possibility that a young passenger will accidentally stuff a hand into the rear spokes.