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Old 05-04-07, 03:39 PM   #1
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home built tandem /progress and pics

Did a bit on it today here's the pics:
http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l2...uilt%20tandem/
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Old 05-04-07, 04:41 PM   #2
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What kind of frame is on the front?
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Old 05-04-07, 05:46 PM   #3
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Why are you making the second set of bars functional? Just asking out of curiosity. Clever design, though. :thumbsup:
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Old 05-04-07, 07:34 PM   #4
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I like the idea of putting control on the back so you can be a real gentleman...how ya gonna tighten that steering chain.?? ... ... ... ..peace
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Why are you making the second set of bars functional? Just asking out of curiosity. Clever design, though. :thumbsup:
That's how tandems were designed back in the day. This way a woman could sit up front and get the breeze, but the man would still be able to control the bike. Pretty chauvinistic design, haha.

Nice work, FrameTeam!
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Still needs a lot of work--one day(off work!) at a time.
The chain is way too loose and with a chain only there realy is no good way to adjust the slack.I plan on taking out the center section of the chain(both sides) and install rods.Maybe a small turn buckle in one rod for adjustments.Also the bottom tube will be 2x4" sq. tubing for strength & skate wheel for slack adj. Both frames were Raleighs roadsters.---sam
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That's how tandems were designed back in the day. This way a woman could sit up front and get the breeze, but the man would still be able to control the bike. Pretty chauvinistic design, haha.

Nice work, FrameTeam!


Ah, thanks!
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Old 05-05-07, 09:15 AM   #8
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Have you thought about welding a tab on the top of each fork and running a single rod with adjustable ends (like on go cart steering)?

Looks great so far.
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the tab and bar would work, and maybe even work better, but it's not quite as cool as having the chain

my personal opinion of course
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