Making of Bicycle with Sidecar

“Bicycle Sidecar” is, interestingly enough, one of those persistently high search phrases that bring people to Cyclelicious. Happy, Steve Bodiley posted up his build details of a bicycle sidecar with a metal frame and wooden body.

Steve also discusses his experiments and prototypes to come up with his perfect design. He discovers that adding a 3rd wheel to the side of a bicycle changes its dynamics drastically — counter steering, which is the intuitively normal way to steer a two wheeled vehicle, will steer you the wrong way when you add that sidecar! Steve resolved the issue by making the link between the sidecar and the bike a pivot, so the bike can still lean to some extent.