Ruby and I cycling around glasgow green – her practising with a helmet a bit too big and me filming from the Yuba Mundo.
Picked up the bike Friday and then decided to go on the Glasgow Skyride Sunday morning. So with no space for ruby I made a bodge to get us through the day. Got a piece of wood out of the shed drilled and zip tied it to the back rack then stuck a cushion in a plastic bag and voila ….. ride successful.
Then this week thought of how to make a small seat for Ruby yet leave space for a Bout’Chou seat behind her for Bella on the rack. Decided to make a folding rack seat and decided to use all the wood that we found in the shed when we moved into the house.
Old mtb handlebar – ziptied onto seat.
leather handgrips (bought for the Yuba but wont fit on with twist shifter) £15
Piece of nice ply (not marine ply if only ….)
Piece of pine (as no more ply) for backrest
two small pieces as strut support
brass hinges £2
yacht varnish £5
So £7 for the seat. (oh yeah and zip ties)
folded down and up
Just finished another coat of varnish – will zip tie to frame once I insert small foam between seat and frame to give a bit of shock absorption.
in the post (well in a kind of so big it’s in 2 boxes with a courier)
© the web (sorry lost the web address)
Taken the plunge and ordered a Yuba Mundo 6 speed cargo / utility bike from Practical cycles.
Was always after a Surly Big dummy but after a lot of reading and the wallet factor have gone for the Mundo.
Orange with saddlebag and rack – just need to get some marine plywood to make a back rack ….. for the girls to sit on.