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Old 10-21-07, 09:25 PM   #1
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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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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?
See: http://sheldonbrown.com/opctandem.html

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Old 11-05-07, 10:32 PM   #5
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Photos: http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/dd126/orcafire/

Thanks for looking.
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Old 11-05-07, 10:51 PM   #6
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not sure what you've got there, but it's only part schwinn at best.

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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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Old 11-06-07, 10:54 AM   #9
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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?
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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