Mike in San Francisco was underemployed a couple of years ago, so he taught himself welding via YouTube videos and built what he calls the Bombr Bike. More photos below, because there’s more here to this frankenbike than initially meets the eye.
This Bombr Bike can tow two more bikes. You remove the front wheels, pop the front forks onto the mounts shown here, and store the front wheels in those carriers.
Mike uses this bike to shuttle his two small children and their bikes to the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. The shuttled bikes are then removed, front wheels replaced, and dad and children bomb down the road to the bottom of the mountain.
Where do the children sit? This Bombr Bike is a three seat tandem. Kid Number 1 sits in front of Dad and helps to pedal, while Kid Number 2 sits on that crazy motorcycle saddle in the back.
Here’s video from a year ago showing this family’s maiden voyage down Mt Tam, with bonus footage of a gravel riding roadie at 2:10.
More adorable photos of the kids and their bikes at Mike’s Tumblr: Bombr Bikes Obsession.
That is an awesome invention, very purpose-built and succeeding in being very well suited! With a dad like that, those kids are going to grow up great.