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Make Pt1411
What was new in 1955… a modded bike for taking the family around town.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Ken says:

    “Miami MATRON”? You couldn’t publish something like THAT today, and get away with it.

    Why aren’t those kids wearing helmets?

    And I hope the boy in the fron is wearing a seatbelt, or else when he decides to slide forward in his seat while mom is pedaling along at 15 MPH, he’s gonna be roadkill.

  2. Anonymous says:

    oh my, is she ever hot

    and she doesn’t look strong enough to keep the bike upright when there is a bit of an equilibrium problem, like when you have a top-heavy bike with a couple of tikes on it.

  3. João Silva says:

    Just come to Holland and watch the bike rush hour, with mothers cycling to the “Kindergarten” with two or three kids in the bike and the odd “bakfiets” (cargo bikes).

  4. David says:

    And… here is the rush hour:

    And here’s what it looks like around schools:

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