Side by Side Bicycle Makes Tandems Look Practical – Make Your Own!

side by side bicycle built for two with instructions on how to make your own lateral tandem bikeIf this idea were a car, I would be dead by now.

Thanks to Instructables, you can also risk life, limb and marriage and build your own Side by Side (aka Socialable. aka Buddy Bike). Start with a standard frame, then modify to put two saddles and a wider handlebar.

Presumably, you’d want to use strong enough wheels and brakes to handle the extra load, too. Oh, and perhaps two sets of brake levers just to make things a little more interesting.

Video after the break…


Sean - 12/13/11 - 7:24pm

Once upon a time back in 1989 or so, a friend and I rented a bike like this in downtown Sacramento. It was pretty tricky to get going at first, but after a mile or so it wasn’t too bad. On the bike path we were riding there were metal poles across the path to keep cars from driving there. Making the hole shot through those was a little scary…

DERF - 12/14/11 - 12:39am

BikeSnob NYC is going to have a field day with this contraption.. mark my words

h2ofuel - 12/14/11 - 12:52pm

That crankset looks like certain death for the ankle, knees, and ligaments.

timmbers - 12/14/11 - 4:37pm

cant wait to set one up on a full suspension and take it some singletrack!

TK - 12/15/11 - 11:47am

caution wide load!

Ray - 12/13/12 - 7:15am

Is that the 2013 model? , OMG every so often i just look at that and laugh and then its all OK>>

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