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By cutting a plastic crate and using seven standard joint parts,
you can create your own dual-purpose cargo / extra bike seat*.
Doing so enables you the possibility to transport easily and environmental friendly,
while enjoying a mutual riding experience.

Here are the instructions  Now Do It Yourself!

(*for adult only!)
 
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Step 1: Work Tools

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Step 2: Materials

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Step 3: Step 1

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Start by carving the crate with the hand or electric saw, close to the crate basis, leaving only one of the crate's side walls.

Step 4: Step 2

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After separating the 3 side walls left, reconnect them, using Brass hinge, two to each side. This will enable you to fold them when wishing to transport an extra rider.

Step 5: Step 3

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The next step is to attach the window shutters using the rivet gun. Doing so enables you to replace your 3 side walls part back to the crate, when wishing to use it as cargo.Attach the small part of the shutter ("female") to the crate side wall (the seat's beck rest).

The shutter designated to front closing, should be installed to the crate basis (the rider's seat). Install the small part of the shutter ("female") to the basis.

Step 6: Step 4

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In order to stabilize the seat, drill two holes, one in each side. Attach the screws and reinforce them using the nuts. Drill two extra holes in the crate basis, enabling an easy assembling of the seat.

Step 7: Step 5

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The final and most creative step to make your own "Two Go" seat is the cushion, using the stapling gun, a board, a sponge and a piece of cloth of your choice. Attach the cushion to the seat, so it could be a beck rest to the driver when the crate functions as cargo, and a comfortable seat when wishing to transport an extra rider.

Step 8: How to use

tadaow2 years ago
How much weight does this hold?
gromo2 years ago
Nice :)
Mr.Sanchez2 years ago
Nice rulebreaker bike.....!!! Hooray for freedom...Sometimes to get my kiddo to his school on time i have to carry him on that way...Just be carefull.
In my country (Colombia), is Legal that kind of Locomotion.
RionNipal3 years ago
I don't know about where you are, but in Toronto this would be illegal. You're not allowed to ride 2 people on a bicycle unless it's an infant in a carriage behind you. Also, carrying 2 people like that is very rough on the axles and tubes. if you double ride people too often, you'll probably pop a tire, warp a rim, or bend an axle.
epayne23 years ago
THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!!! I have always wanted to make this exact thing but I could never figure out how to do it!! Thanks so much!!!
FeedTheGrid5 years ago
Great idea. Well done. The drawings are pretty amazing, too. : - ) FTG
yaeliv (author)  FeedTheGrid5 years ago
:-)
Really well done!
coastrider5 years ago
NO DONT CARRY A PERSON OR CHILD ON THAT YOU ARE BETTER REMOVING IT ALTOGETHER & GETTING A TAG A LONG IT SECURES TO THE SEAT POST < EASY REMOVED > UNIT ITS A ONE WHEEL BIKE WITH HANDLES FOR A LITTLE PERSON WHO CAN HELP PUSH OR FOR CARGO YOU REMOVE CHAIN TO REDUCE WEIGHT PEDDALS.. & INSTALL A BAR FROM THE HANDLE BAR NECK TO THE SEAT POST CREATING AREA TO SECURE A SET OF SADDLE BAGS STRONG BAGS .. OR GET A KID TRAILER BUT MAKE THE BASE OF IT A LOT MORE STABLE AS IT RIDES CLOSE TO GROUND ... IM TESTING A SET OF BIGGER WHEELS FOR BETTER GROUND CLEARANCE
WHY DID YOU TYPE IN ALL CAPS?
i like this alot
and the fact that you can have the second passenger pedal makes it more appealing
what did you use underneath?
yaeliv (author)  satchelhayes4 years ago
 I'm not sure i understend the question...
There is no pedals for the second passanger
you made the seat and cushion but what did you use to hold that up and support the 2nd passenger
right i understand there arent two sets of pedals but isnt it possible to have the 2nd passenger pedal from the back seat while the front rider puts his/her feet up?
yaeliv (author)  satchelhayes4 years ago
 It can be possible... you will have to build it yourself and try   ;-)
This is pretty cool! I was looking for a way to puta passenger seat on my bike, but never saw anything where anyone actually did it. Very nice, but you could also just remove the rear rack and get a big banana seat. Anyways, very good!
Kroensburg5 years ago
Does the average rear wheel rack support the weight of a person? Or do you have to be pretty careful about selecting the right one?
yaeliv (author)  Kroensburg5 years ago
that's a good question. the average rear can support it, but it recommended to use stronger one that made a specially for heavy wights, so you wont be limited
Gorfram5 years ago
A word of caution: Please clearly state somewhere that this seat is intended only for adult passengers. Any seat for children needs a guard to keep their legs and feet away from the rear bicycle wheel. When I was five years old, I was riding in a homemade bicycle passenger seat not nearly so nifty as this one, but also without any sort of wheel guard. My foot got caught in the spokes and my anklebone was shattered against the bicycle frame - the pain was absolutely incredible. I was in a cast for 3 months, and 40 years later there are still leftover bone chips in my heel that ache whenever my feet get tired. Please don't risk this.
yaeliv (author)  Gorfram5 years ago
thank you very much for your comment, I added this warning... it's really important.
Gorfram yaeliv5 years ago
Thanks for adding the warning, and thanks to CorpseRsCarla for seconding my comment. I'm glad, too, that I don't seem to have come off sounding too much like I was taking Yaeliv to task over something my father did more than four decades ago. Most places in the US probably have now some sort of general or specific regulation against transporting children this way. My accident happened in 1967, which was a very long time ago by safety standards: no one I knew had ever heard of bicycle helmets or automoitiuve child safety seats, and seat belts (lap only, no shoulder belts anywhere) were only available as optional equipment on some cars - many models didn't even have them as an option. It's really kind of mind-bending to think about. I'm not sure if this would work (and even less sure that it might be acceptable by child safety standards); but, looking at the 'ible, I wonder if 2 of the 3 side panels of the crate that are now stacked into the seat (presumably so that it can bear the weight of an adult) could instead be hung down on either side of the rear bicycle wheel to act as foot/wheel guards. They'd have to be fastened securely somehow, and I'm not sure just how the dimensions would work out...
definitely a good idea to note that it's for adults. Things like this are illegal for children here in New York. Our state laws are really strict about child restraints and such. awesome idea though.
yaeliv (author)  CorpseRsCarla5 years ago
thanks... :)
jj123055 years ago
i have a bike in thailand that transport 2 people but scince i came to ameriac i wanted to do this.....so thank this helpful to me _
yaeliv (author)  jj123055 years ago
no problems :) my pleasure.... if there any chance that you have pictures of your bike from Thailand, I will be happy if you can send my one, just out of curiosity... yaeliv@gmail.com thanks and good luck!
mntbkrguy5 years ago
You did a very good job with this but I must add an additional word of caution. lower end bicycle wheels found on most comfort, hybrids, and anything you buy from a department store will not be able to support the added weight and will definitely go out of true and possibly break.
username2855 years ago
This project is ingenious and well executed. My only suggestion would be to put some foot pegs in the rear axle so the passenger's feet don't just have to dangle down. It would probably be easiest to pick up a set of commercial ones made for BMX bikes.
PKM username2855 years ago
Alternative- many bike frames can be pedaled from the pannier position (I used to do it when I had to ride my mum's bike around, pretending it was a chopper :P), so put some pegs on the front wheel so you can rest once in a while and let your passenger do some of the pedaling :)
yaeliv (author)  username2855 years ago
thank you very much! I tried to use minimum equipment that required for transporting anther person on the bike. Because this seat is designated for adults, the angle of their legs doesn't able to use standard foot pegs. I use this bike as passenger for almost an hour, and it's quite comfortable :)
oakback yaeliv5 years ago
You could clamp some pegs to the seat stays (perhaps halfway between the seat post and the rear axle). Even lead pipe or wooden dowels could be used, but the hard part would be making it able to fold up so as to limit impalement during a 1-rider wreck.
Great idea on a stylin bike. I'm digging the horn.
hack124x7685 years ago
We've done this before. The front tire had a hard time staying on the ground...
bufalloo5 years ago
does this do anything to the stability of the bike or the back tire? or would a normal weight person added on have little effect on the tire pressure, bike frame, etc.?
yaeliv (author)  bufalloo5 years ago
the weight of anther person sure effects the stability of the bike, and it take few minutes to get use to the new condition.
Eirinn5 years ago
I really like this, too bad riding 2 on a normal bicycle is illegal where i'm from afaik.
DCA5 years ago
Nice Instructable - Very clever use of common materials to make something useful that would otherwise cost a fair amount. Thanks!
yaeliv (author)  DCA5 years ago
Thanks :-) Hope you'll enjoy it!
mikeasaurus5 years ago
Wow! This is very clever. Well documented, a great idea, and executed!
Looks kinda comfy.
Kiteman5 years ago
What oddly-small photos - have you published this elsewhere before?
yaeliv (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
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Kiteman yaeliv5 years ago
The reason I asked, all the "" symbols are a symptom of copying and pasting from some other source (even if it's your own Word documents).
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