DIY: Homebuilt Sidecar

Popular_mechanics_diy_sidecarPopular Mechanics has a great article submitted by a Caleb Brown who shows you how he built a leaning bicycle sidecar for carrying his son around. The great things about the design are that the full suspension smooths out bumps in the road, the suspension allows for leaning, it allows the driver & child to communicate face to face, and finally it’s pretty low cost. Also, the fact that it uses a commercially available child carrier means many families will be able to make use of carriers they already own.

It looks professional and we’re impressed. GREAT JOB!!!

4 Comments For This Post

  1. john Says:

    Very interesting idea. Popular Mechanics no longer has the images or instructions on the site. I tried sending them an email, but they do not have a link to webiste \tech support, so I do not know if it will reach them.

    Does anyone have another source to this mod? I have a son with special needs and would like for him to be able to ride with me at times. Cheers. john.

  2. Caleb Brown Says:

    John,
    I never heard of Cargocycling.org before, but I stumbled across this reference to my sidecar when I was checking to see if Popular Mechanics still had it on their web site.

    I’ll share as many details as you want (close up photo’s, parts description, DVD, etc.). Let me know what your email address is and we can start with the info I already have.
    Caleb Brown
    calebbrown@yahoo.com

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  4. Amy McCarthy Says:

    Wow! This is an amazing job Caleb Brown!
    Along the lines of something I’m looking to do for my three year old. I’m hoping to use a child bike though as the sidecar for her, as she would love to be able to “help” cycle!

    On a side note – the Popular Mechanics link in the original post appears to be working again, I couldn’t view the photos, but suspect this is due to being on the iPad, rather than that they aren’t there.

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