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Old 11-28-11, 05:55 AM   #1
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tandem, what to do ? !

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gavtatu...57625883189764

its looked interesting, but the rear seat is just a bit too far from the front cranks for a chopper, and if i lowered the seat, would be too close for a recumbent.
so, with limited chopping and welding...any ideas ?
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Old 11-28-11, 07:13 AM   #2
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Make a pickup out of it. Add a long truck bed out of wood (cedar would be light weight) sort of a surf wagon .
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Old 11-28-11, 07:45 AM   #3
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Make a pickup out of it. Add a long truck bed out of wood (cedar would be light weight) sort of a surf wagon .
i agree. check the utility bike section. there's been at least one conversation on using a tandem as a cargo bike.
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Old 11-30-11, 04:16 AM   #4
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cheers guys, we have a lot of surfers round here, maybe some surfboard carriage bike would be an idea !
it would make a nice long base for a really tall bike, that idea appeals to me !
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its looked interesting, but the rear seat is just a bit too far from the front cranks for a chopper, and if i lowered the seat, would be too close for a recumbent.
so, with limited chopping and welding...any ideas ?
Sell it. That is far too rare a bike to chop up. Check in the Classics and Vintage Appraisal forum or the Tandem forum. DO NOT CUT THAT BEAUTY UP.
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Sell it. That is far too rare a bike to chop up. Check in the Classics and Vintage Appraisal forum or the Tandem forum. DO NOT CUT THAT BEAUTY UP.
^^^This^^^

This bike still has lots of use to someone and is far to rare to cut up into something that could just be an abortion.
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Old 12-07-11, 06:05 AM   #7
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i live on a very small island, very limited market, too much cost and effort to get to the mainland, so not really an option !
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Would be a shame to hack that up. I say fix it up or add non-destructive cargo carrying. You could buy at least 10 decent bikes to chop if you sold that.
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It's also a tourist island. Go where the tourists are and sell it to them, sell it on eBay and have the buyer pay for the frieight, or at least honor it and see if a rental company like Funky Puffin might be interested. Chopping it is your worst option.
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Gavtatu...please don't nuke that Tandem!!! it may not be the best riding Tandem out there, but there are not many of those things around any more.
Please PM me with the measurements of the frame and a price you want for it including shipping to California.. zip 93561 maybe we can have a happy ending here.
I'm a long time Tandem guy that thinks that would be a pretty cool resto project........

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Putting it in a barn for the next 20 years is better than chopping it.
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but its also an awesome base for a tall bike !
i'll ask around, see if anyones interested.......

oh, i did google around a bit, there were some better peugeot models at around 200, $310, but i dont think i'd get that for this one.

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Hey I make bike frames and collect cool vintage bikes and would love that pug. Where exactly are you? Shoot me a PM..
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i'm on a little island, just a bit smaller than disneyworld, 17 miles of the coast of normandy, france, europe !
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that's a nice looking tandem, I'd hate to ruin it. I thought you were talking about the trashy tandems like we have in the states that would be far better off as a alt-bike.

I have always wanted to build a utility bike on the lines of a tandem, although not as long. I figure you would want a passenger to be able to pedal.
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its nothing i'd consider that special.
if i cant decide what to do, or dont make another tall bike, my mates a surfer, might give it to him to use as a board carrier !
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just to finish off, too many other projects on the go, so took it to the dump for someone else to play with !
i would have had limited use, and limited space, so that was the best thing to do.
thanks for the comments.
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Should have fixed it up and rented it to tourists.
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Should have fixed it up and rented it to tourists.
too much work and effort really, renting out one bike, finding customers, advertising....not really a workable solution.
but thanks for the input !
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lol...still not workable, i would need to provide a service and support feature, probably some kind if insurance....
thats a lot of work for one bike !
i ahve enough other projects i need to do at some stage, re-weld tall bike, stretch my lowracer recumbent a bit, i've got a mini recumbent to build.....a chopper to lengthen the forks on....it never ends, lol !
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