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    any such thing as a two-person bicycle saddle (seat) ?

    im thinking of a saddle that is slightly extended to allow a second person to sit behind the person who pedals...

    any such thing exist?

    someone pointed me to a long banana seat, but that seems to require an extra bracket (sissy bar?) that extends from the rear wheel. if i could safely use a banana seat without the extra bracket that would be perfect... im looking for something that i can use to fairly quickly convert my bike from a single rider to a two-person bike

    the combined weight of the riders will not exceed the bike's weight rating...

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    Photo warrants a caption

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    i want to modify an existing bike, not buy a whole new one. thanks for the pictar tho :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDan
    i want to modify an existing bike, not buy a whole new one. thanks for the pictar tho :-P
    I think that is a mod, it looks like an Xtracycle to me. When I was a kid we had these things called banana seats, but I haven't seen them around much anymore, and I'm not sure they can just be added to any old bike anway...

    I have a summer project lined up to build a trailer big enough for an adult passenger. But the Xtracycle isn't a bad idea either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike2math
    I think that is a mod, it looks like an Xtracycle to me. When I was a kid we had these things called banana seats, but I haven't seen them around much anymore, and I'm not sure they can just be added to any old bike anway...

    I have a summer project lined up to build a trailer big enough for an adult passenger. But the Xtracycle isn't a bad idea either.
    I think those banana seats used a seatpost, and some small poles in the back - mounting to to the frame like a luggage rack. We should see if anyone would put one of these on a modern road or touring bike!

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    It's an XtraCycle. Click the image and it links to their homepage.

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    ok. so to reiterate. im looking for a replacement bike seat... not for a whole new bike. thanks

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    The Xtracycle is an addition to your current bike..... put up pics if you find a banana seat and put it on your bike though, that would be rockin'

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    ok well that looks like more of a mod than i want to do. i just want a new seat :-( thanks

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    Is it for a child or adult? I ask because I was always unhappy with child carriers, as they tend to move the centre of gravity too far up and back for my liking. I did, however, manage to fit a small bike seat to the crossbar of my mountainbike for my daughter to sit on. It's attatched with thick, wide velcro straps, and has a foot stirrup for her. I fitted some old innertube under the saddle to stop it moving. I'd show you a picture, but my camera's playing up. If anyone is interested, I'll get another camera and take some shots. It really did make carrying my daughter so much easier, and in my book it's safer. She's cradled by my arms, plus she gets a better view.

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    $30, may be found HERE
    You may have to use a sissy/chopper bar to support the back of the seat.

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    i dun wana use a sissy bar

    how about something that is supported from the main seat support like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDan
    the combined weight of the riders will not exceed the bike's weight rating...
    Weight is one thing, leverage is something else. Check out the bikes that you see anyplace where a bunch of bikes are parked. My bet is you'll find at least one or two with a seatpost that's bent backward. That's with a conventional seat. If you cantelever the weight of another passenger on the seat behind the rider, the force exerted by their weight is going to be multiplyed. That sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

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    I have seen a side by side seat for two people. Two Canucks made a human powered sofa and took it on tour.
    This space open

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    I did, however, manage to fit a small bike seat to the crossbar...

    Gotte, is this similar to your setup? Does it get in the way of your knees?


    http://www.weeride.com/centreseat.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDan
    i dun wana use a sissy bar

    how about something that is supported from the main seat support like this?
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    MegaLowRider (same place that has the seats) has several that attach to the rear axle and the bottom of the seat, so nothing will hang over the top like a back rest. Attaching the support bar (sissy bar) to the axle will be quite sturdy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    Weight is one thing, leverage is something else. Check out the bikes that you see anyplace where a bunch of bikes are parked. My bet is you'll find at least one or two with a seatpost that's bent backward. That's with a conventional seat. If you cantelever the weight of another passenger on the seat behind the rider, the force exerted by their weight is going to be multiplyed. That sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDan
    i dun wana use a sissy bar

    how about something that is supported from the main seat support like this?
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    If you're looking for seat a la motorcycle seat the answer is no there
    are none that are safe. Motorcycle seats fasten in more that one place.
    To place the load mass of two people on the single point of one seat post
    just ain't gonna work.
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    I've seen a double-seat before, one slightly below the other, but connected, and requires a sissy-bar.
    Made by a company named "DKswoop", they might not be in business anymore.
    One of my local bike shops is closing down and discounting their old stock, it went down to $65 from $130 before someone bought it.

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    HEY, what's with the old threads, look at the dates, is this bogus ? Or did all the members run-out of material ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastershake916
    I've seen a double-seat before, one slightly below the other, but connected, and requires a sissy-bar.
    Made by a company named "DKswoop", they might not be in business anymore.
    One of my local bike shops is closing down and discounting their old stock, it went down to $65 from $130 before someone bought it.
    cool, the site is kind of funny http://www.dkswoopseats.com/flashsite/index.html but $130 is too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDan
    cool, the site is kind of funny http://www.dkswoopseats.com/flashsite/index.html but $130 is too much
    Cool thanks, the URL used to just be dkswoop.com

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    eBike/Electric (passenger seat options?)

    Hi, I know this is an old thread, but I can't find much info on adding passengers to a bicycle. Normally it would be tough to move with that weight but I have a battery + motor in my back wheel to assist me.

    I'd like to power someone around the hills of San Francisco via my Electric Bicycle/eBike. I'm looking for any combination of pegs/pogo/seat post rack/banana seat/etc so someone can zip along with me for fun. (sometimes)

    Suggestions?

    I just bought a new eBike. (Pedego Umbrella 16) Folds/Electric powered, can still pedal too.

    See page 7 for the spec sheet:
    http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/i...20CATALOG.pdf?

    This video is terrible but it shows what I have. (the black folding one show a couple times)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBrUbiKMUHQ

    I got it from here in soma:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/electric-bic...-san-francisco

    Which rack would be strong enough for a passenger to sit on? I looked and it says the Odyssee supports over 150lbs.
    http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...racks/odyssee/
    The problem is I only have 16" tires.

    I don't think DKSwoop is around any more. I can't even find anything via google about the deuce. (no photos or videos even?)

    I can't find anything on the megalowrider either.

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    Here's an adult sized passenger trailer, but for that price I'd rather buy a second electric bike.

    http://www.cycletote.com/index.php?page=productsAdult

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