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    Sissy bars

    How do sissy bars attach to the frame? Eyelets on the frame? Over the rear hub axle? I'm confused. Thanks.
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    generally over the rear axle.

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    they're designed to support the weight of passengers, right? does that mean i could throw my girlfriend on a banana seat with me, even though she's a full grown adult?
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    Most banana seats can support two people, but most sissybars cannot. The over the axle type tend to bend to one side or the other when overloaded, and will eventually collapse. The other syle which is clamped to the rear dropouts with a sliding clamp work pretty well. I have used them on several bikes and I am 220. They will slip, but the tubing is usually a thicker walled type that is stiffer. If you can get the clamp to hold both of you, then yes, you can ride it double. I would not trust the axle mounted type for more than one person, they just don't have the strength.,,,,BD

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    I attached over the rear axle. I first installed a somewhat thin nut to hold the wheel. Then the sissy bar. then another nut to hold that on. Took a long axle to get everything together though. I built this in '75 in highschool metal shop. Do they even offer metal shop anymore?

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    Nope. That thing is awesome. I wish metal shop existed.

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