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Old 04-27-09, 09:26 PM
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How can I modify a single person bike to be able to haul two people?
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Old 04-27-09, 09:44 PM
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Find a strong rack with round-ish edges and lotsa supporting surface, weak ones will bend & break, the kind that leave you sitting on two aluminum rods are pretty horrible to sit on. Also you need a wheel with a freehub, if it has a freewheel the axle will bend on driveside and ruin the hub bearings. That's all you really need for the occasional passenger.

I've done an diy extracycle out of a pos mtb & a pos dual boinger, added two racks back to back with a board on them, peices of wood for footrests and hand grip things. That was very significantly better for carrying people and beer. Check out utility cycling forums for ideas.
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Originally Posted by BrooklynBicycle View Post

How can I modify a single person bike to be able to haul two people?
A friend of mine has carried two (smallish) people on an Xtracycle:

but I don't know if that exceeds the Xtracycle's recommended maximum load.
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BMX pegs.

cheap add-on racks for bikes usually only handle 20kg of weight.
those cheap mama-chari bikes with integrated racks that they have in japan seem to handle 2 people with 1 person on the rack just fine.

then again they aren't as heavy with around 50~65kg of weight per person.

so, again, BMX pegs.
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If you really want to not drop the person, find a tandem stem as well and bolt some handlebars to your seat tube so they have something to hang on to.
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