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do it yourself 4 wheel adult sized pedal bike car

In spring I got idea to build a 4 wheel pedal car for my son. To use wheels from old bicycles, to make it as small and light and simple as possible and to make it possible to fit even an adult person.

I was really disapointed surfing internet, as I found almost no free ideas, plans or experiences how to do it. It is no nuclear science, people would invest millions in their know-how, so they would need to hide it!

Now it's autumn now and our car is done. I decided to share my experiences and detailed photos as free plans with other people, interested in self buliding pedal car of that kind.

I wanted my 9 years old son to learn basics of construction and working with metal and wood. He did almost all hand works by himself and he is very proud on it. It is a very good way to move your child from TV and computer games!

It is all on our web site


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lornafrye1 month ago
liquidhandwash12 months ago
that looks sweat, Google "velomobile" and you will find lots of info. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Velomobile/1838325

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mbubel12 months ago
see thegrannybike.com for a pedal car kit.
chazman141 year ago
Can u update the link? Looks great.
CBRobot1 year ago
Looks great. website link is broken. any way we can get more information?
Ericson5781 year ago
I wish you made an instructable, I too have found very little information about these kinds of projects on the internet. And I find this page, but with a broken link :/
We are wanting to build this as a school project and would be interested in cost and where most supplies were purchased?
Blockist3 years ago
The links broken. After a goggle search, I found the updated link:
http://www.s-p-i-l-l-e-r.com/pedalcar/en/

Hope this helps.
-Blockist
I'm unable to log-on to your website for the instructions.
bendog384 years ago
 Right now I have two broken bikes, I just might try to build this
lemonie4 years ago
Nice car. With independent rear brakes and only 1 driving wheel, does this have any tendency to steer left/right under power / braking?

L
teospiller (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Yes - it's a big fun
OK, thanks.

L
Nice design! I see that you're using linear brakes. Did you choose this system because it was more efficient than disc brakes, or were you just recycling? (Just curious)
teospiller (author)  plane phanatic4 years ago
Recycling...
ItsTheHobbs4 years ago
That's pretty sweet.