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Old 11-04-10, 01:45 PM   #1
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Building a Surrey

Ok so i just found out about these things called "Surreys". I would really LOVE to have one but they prices are outragous! And just looking over them it seems like it would be pie to make one?

anybody ever have the same idea? Or know how?
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Old 11-04-10, 04:09 PM   #2
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Do you mean these or the horse-drawn kind?

http://surreycompany.com/

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They do show up used on occasion, and when they do, there's not much demand for them. Watch Craigslist over a wide area and you may find what you want.

I think if you factored in your time, they'd be way cheaper to buy.

I've never ridden one, but understand performance isn't anything special- so don't plan on replacing two bikes with it.
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Old 11-05-10, 05:40 PM   #4
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Take a look at these, way bunch cheaper

http://www.americanspeedster.com/side-kick.htm
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im just looking at getting on for me and my lady, i think it would be load of fun to pack it up and go on a few mile adventure to a nice little picknick spot then head home!
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Tandem bicycles that have the riders sitting side-by-side are often called "sociables".
GIS: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&e...w=2112&bih=967

The old-style sociable upright bicycles are copied by homebuilders, but haven't been commercially manufactured in many years. Any factory-made one you find still usable is Copake bait.

Most of them now are two bicycles of one kind or another that are linked side-by-side somehow. The main problem with them is that they tend to be considerably wider than two bicycles, so there's not much places they can be easily used.

The problem with any four-wheel configuration.... is that it's one more wheel than you really need. There used to be a recumbent trike company that made a special-order sociable trike, but I cannot find it now. You could ask in the recumbents forum, or on bentrider.online.

Atomiczombie has plans for a sociable delta recumbent trike called the Kyoto Cruiser.
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Tandem bicycles that have the riders sitting side-by-side are often called "sociables".
GIS: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&e...w=2112&bih=967

The old-style sociable upright bicycles are copied by homebuilders, but haven't been commercially manufactured in many years. Any factory-made one you find still usable is Copake bait.

Most of them now are two bicycles of one kind or another that are linked side-by-side somehow. The main problem with them is that they tend to be considerably wider than two bicycles, so there's not much places they can be easily used.

The problem with any four-wheel configuration.... is that it's one more wheel than you really need. There used to be a recumbent trike company that made a special-order sociable trike, but I cannot find it now. You could ask in the recumbents forum, or on bentrider.online.

Atomiczombie has plans for a sociable delta recumbent trike called the Kyoto Cruiser.
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Lightfoot and Worksman both make side-by-side trikes or quadracycles. www.lightfootcycles.com, www.worksmancycles.com, and Rhoades car does as well, www.rhoadescar.com. And I think there are two or three different companies that do the surreys.
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The main use of the 4-wheel surreys I have seen (myself) and heard of is for tourist-resort type use. ...As in,,, the resort would have their own paved paths on which you could ride these things around to enjoy the very local scenery--on the premises.

They are very heavy and have lots of aero drag to just take out on the road for a 25 or 30 mile ride.
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Bti has a "kit" that connects 2 regular bikes... no golf cart roof,tho.
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Here's a couple in Houston:
http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/2078182975.html
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Here's one from Joey Wallace
http://cid-9d0d4df6f50aafc2.skydrive...F50AAFC2!1922/

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