Well I saw it on Craigslist, and knew it would be a perfect Fathers Day gift for my Dad. My Dad is the stoker of our tandem, due to being legally blind. He lives in a city an hour from me and as a widower does not have anyone who can captain the tandem over there. The Lord blessed us and I was able to buy it and for only $50.
This is a photo the neighbor took before I took it apart for paint and repair. It looks solid and rides/drives nice, a lot nicer than I expected.
The head badge was a simple stamped foil sticker that said Ride-Ez Inc. Watertown S. Dak serial 0000133. I called the Watertown S Dakota chamber of commerce and they had no record of the company in the last 20 years.
Does anyone have any information about the company or the trike?
The head tube has taken a few knocks, enough that he head set cups just fell out while removing the fork. I have a few ideas on how to repair the tube to fit a headset but I would sure appreciate any suggestions my fellow C/Vers might have.
The rear wheels are very heavy duty, and one will need replaced. I have not figured out where to get such a wheel but I tried to buy spokes for them. The LBS did not have a spoke thick enough for the rear wheels and the motorcycle shop I stopped by looked at me strangely when I said I wanted to buy 3 spokes. They said they could get spokes but would have to know what make and model of motorcycle and they only came in whole wheel sets. They did give me a number of a local guy who builds motorcycle wheels.
Any Ideas where to get a heavy duty 20in coaster brake wheel?