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    Older Schwinn Tandems

    I picked up an older Schwinn Tandem bike that needs a some TLC to get it into riding shape. I don't want to dump a bunch of cash, just make a functional & reliable bike. I'm looking for a few parts and don't know where to look beyond ebay and craigs list. Any ideas?

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    What parts are you looking for?

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    There is a tandem forum down lower under T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Fields Sr View Post
    I picked up an older Schwinn Tandem bike that needs a some TLC to get it into riding shape. I don't want to dump a bunch of cash, just make a functional & reliable bike. I'm looking for a few parts and don't know where to look beyond ebay and craigs list. Any ideas?
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    not sure what you've got there, but it's only part schwinn at best.

    good night!

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    Interesting photos.

    Did the seller represent this bike as a Schwinn? Are there any markings (serial numbers, decals) of any kind on it?
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    That's an..............."interesting"..................looking tandem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    Interesting photos.

    Did the seller represent this bike as a Schwinn? Are there any markings (serial numbers, decals) of any kind on it?
    The guy I got it from pulled it from a dump in NE CA. It has Schwinn grips on it and a local bike shop says it's a Schwinn. The stamped number off the left rear is K826143.

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    it's looks cobbled together. the stays may be schwinn, as well as the bar and stems, but that's about it. schwinn didn't use lugs on the Town & Countrys or the Twinns, and I've haven't seen any with a twin boom tube. Fork could be from old schwinn world. An LBS would be good start, as it's a bit hard to assess whatall you need from photos. wheels of matching size, front brake, and a tension for the timing chain would starters.
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    Ryan, my dad went to work for Arnold, Schwinn & Co. when I was eleven years old, and I've spent much of my adult life (I'm 65) immersed in Schwinn culture and products. Your rescued dump bike appears to be a frankenbike with some Schwinn bits and pieces, but it isn't and never was a Schwinn built tandem. Sorry.

    That's not to say it couldn't be made into a rideable bike, and you'd be riding something unique!
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    Very unique frame design with the side-by-side boob tube, unusual stoker stem setup and the curved tubing for rear compartment. But a Schwinn? Really doubt it!
    Looks like someone may have cobbled up a mix of components and Schwinn grips do not make it a Schwinn.

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