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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/
    sam

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    What kind of frame is on the front?

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwimp
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyteeth
    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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    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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