BMX biking exploded in the late 80s. With it came a set of pegs on the back of many kids’ bikes allowing them to perform not only a myriad of tricks, but “double” or carry a friend on the back without the hefty balance implications that come with someone perched on the handle bars.
Building upon that idea, as well as the tandem bike, is this home made scooter bike mashup from Jared Loveless. It’s called the scooteRack and seeing almost any bike could be retrofitted with one, I don’t see why it couldn’t, or shouldn’t go into production. If Jared hasn’t already he should be calling the folks at Indiegogo or Kickstarter.
So what is the scooteRack? Instead of a second seat, like on a tandem bike, or a set of pegs, the scooteRack is a bike rack that folds out and transforms into a road worthy scooter. That scooter is attached to the back of the bike, so as the rider pedals they drag the scooter and its passenger along with them. Needless to say there are some control implications. That is until Jared builds a way for the scooter portion of the setup to pivot freely from the bike and in turn handle corners at greater speeds.
If you haven’t already, I suggest hitting the video below and getting a solid looksee.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."