Being able to quickly improvise a towing or carrying rig that gets two bikes across town with one rider is one of the Mundo’s unsung features. This is one of those features that you might read, and say to yourself “I’d never do that.” But then you find yourself in a situation where, you know, it would just come in handy. This is a lifesaver on social rides. If you’re the bike person in your group of friends, you can bring an extra bike to the start of a ride. Or, say someone gets a flat on their front tire, but you’re only a mile from home. Might be simpler just to tow that thing than bust out the patch kit.
Above: Greg from Portland tows a bike and flowers.
The Stumptown Mundo crew Mundo towing a mundo for delivery to a customer.
Mundo towing Xtracycle, courtesy: Cycle9
Not towing, carrying, in this photo. With the Mundo’s steel chassis as stiff as it is, all you have to do is strap the frame of the silver bike to the Mundo in a couple different places using cam straps. Then I used scraps of cardboard as separators to keep the paint job intact.
By the way it’s a 1983 Stumpjumper. I was bringing it to the shop to convert it to a blender, see the finished product here: www.rockthebike.com/node/1618
Stumptown Mundo crew towing a townie.
A closeup of the Stumptown Mundo rig. Two bungees and a U-lock, y’all!
Greg from Flickr carrying his recumbent