Sidecars?

Discussion in 'Board Trackers and Vintage Motorized Bicycles' started by mick29, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    That's so cool!
     
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    OH! Man how KOOL,got to think on that one.................Curt
     
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    Limitless possibilities. How 'bout a snow mobile, jet ski or backhoe sidecar?
     
  7. Ludwig II

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    Backhoe is my favourite. Use the bike engine as hydraulic power source.
     
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    I just found out that Photobucket has removed the Monark and sidecar photos for what ever reason. I'll see if I can find them on my stored information.

    Steve.
     
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    Thanks for a lot of information. I am retired, and now disabled and use a walker to get around. I came to this forum to try to find ideas for a sidecar for carrying a walker. Now I will have to digest this info and see what I can do with it.
     
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    Why not use a trailer instead?
     
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    Hello dogcatcher, and welcome to the forum. If there is anything I can help you with please let me know. I get around with a cane myself and for some time I had to use a walker as well. Major car accident at 22 and now replaced knees and a 2-1/2 year fight with a staph bone infection.
    I'm retired as well and 73 years old.

    It all seems daunting at first but it is fairly easy once you get the basics filed away. Let me know what you are planning and the budget you have to work with and I'll tell you what I learned as I built mine.

    I hope some of the other builders get in on the conversation as well. I hope to start building another sidecar body and maybe a frame.in the New Year. If you look at the thread Indian Tadpole started by my friend Silverbear you will see what I am finishing up or at least trying to if winter weather gives me a break.

    If you haven't gone to the top of the forum page and signed into the new member thread please do. This will give everyone a chance to say hello and know what you want to do. A lot of builders will see it and offer suggestions as well as help. Just mention your on the sidecar thread.

    Steve.
     
  13. dogcatcher

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    I tried a trailer, but I need the stability of a sidecar. Or 3 wheels on the ground.

    Fast Eddy, if I have questions, I will ask. Not sure when I will even get around to playing with this idea.
     
  14. FFV8

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    Dogcatcher:

    can you swing a leg over the saddle?

    My little sidehack is a nice ride if you can:

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    Stable, stands on it's own. Corners & rides like a bike - running over a bump with the sidecar wheel does not toss the bike around.

    I am going to sell it to make room for other toys.

    Click on the pictures for full size view.
     
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    FFV8 the pics won't show up. I can with work get my leg over the bike, takes a lot of effort, but I have done it a few times to ride my bike.
     
  16. Ludwig II

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    There are several ways to skin a cat. Velosolex offers a step through frame, and can be fitted with a chair, or the engine can go on a pre existing trike.

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    Another option

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  17. dogcatcher

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    I found a commercially made sidecar in Europe. Pricey but it would be simple to make an equal or better version. http://www.scandinaviansidebike.com/sidecar-carbon.html
    On the link are 3 pics.
    1. the body that could be made from wood or poor man's fiberglass covered foam.
    2. the frame, fender and wheel.
    3. the mount that mounts to the bicycle, that the frame will attach to, a simple item to make.
     

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