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    For the love of C&V tandems...

    In this thread show off your double (or triple/quad) seater bicycles, the places you take them, and the loved ones you take with you!


    Here's my contribution, a new acquisition: a 1990 Schwinn Duosport with Suntour XCD 6000 indexed 3x6 stock setup. (Right click and open in a new tab for bigger)



    Big bike, little car. The reason I can't transport it too well



    I know a lot of members have tandems hiding in their garages or living rooms, show them off!

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    My 1980 Schwinn Twinn Sport which I modified.

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    Are you trying to drive me crazy? I have wanted a tandem for years but never commited as having one would require me to then find a stoker, and that is stress I do not need. There was a very nice '70 something in Philly a few weeks ago I almost snatched up and intended to ride solo just because I really want one.
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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SS, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    There have been some awesome tandems lately in our market, but the wife says one is enough. Totally unreasonable I tell you...only one tandem in the living room!

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    bobjackson511 014.jpgbobjackson511 009.jpgbobjackson511 008.jpgbobjackson511 010.jpgI need to take current photos of this. Different wheels, derailleur, brake levers & yellow bar tape in front now. And a bell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aixaix View Post
    bobjackson511 014.jpgbobjackson511 009.jpgbobjackson511 008.jpgbobjackson511 010.jpgI need to take current photos of this. Different wheels, derailleur, brake levers & yellow bar tape in front now. And a bell.
    That's cool!

    1980s? Pretty darn red.... Red with yellow accents is very Italian-race-bike-ish. Cool.

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    Not sure if this is a triple or a tandem:

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    1962 Huffy Daisy Daisy with a Bendix 2 speed coaster.
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    The Giant Purple CCM will put a smile on your face every time:



    Too bad a buddy and I downed a few and decided to do a big coaster-brake skid on it. Now there's stuff to fix...
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    Somebody buy this, please:

    Follis Tandem on ebay

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    I love riding tandem, my stoker has been on maternity leave for far too long, should be back this summer. Tandem's are very hard for me to find here in the south of france. I had a low end french one here, and a lowend french one at my parents place in england. A new tandem is on the wish list.









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    Someone gave me a Schwinn Tandem once. As it turns out, it was just two Schwinn bikes that had been welded together. Not the safest thing in the world, but I did ride it around quite a bit during college, usually drunk which didn't help. Now its wall art, thankfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
    Somebody buy this, please:

    Follis Tandem on ebay

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    I like that...however I would have to get a new stoker and that would be wayyyyyy to expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    I like that...however I would have to get a new stoker and that would be wayyyyyy to expensive.

    Aaron
    Absolutely! $$$$$$$$

    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Are you trying to drive me crazy? I have wanted a tandem for years but never commited as having one would require me to then find a stoker, and that is stress I do not need. There was a very nice '70 something in Philly a few weeks ago I almost snatched up and intended to ride solo just because I really want one.
    BG, if your OTR trucking brings you along I-89 in NH, have a mechanical at Exit 11. I'll come over (2 miles) on mine and let you ride Captain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
    Somebody buy this, please:

    Follis Tandem on ebay

    Usual disclaimer applies, no connection, etc., etc.
    i know!! i've been watching that, and was wondering if i could squeeze my 6'5" frame on a "tiny" 59cm captain's frame. probably not, but it would scratch the 650b itch AND the tandem itch at the same time!
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    1984 Davidson Tandem

    Here's my 1984 Davidson tandem bought off eBay in 2009. I put in a bid around 2-3 hours before the end of the auction and thought someone would come in at the last moment and snag it out from under me, but it didn't happen. I needed to explain to my wife why we needed a second tandem, as we had only bought the Burley Rivazza a couple months before that, and why I needed to drive to Florida to retrieve the bike.

    The eBay ad stated that it was in very good condition and I expected to find lots of scratches and dings in the paint upon seeing it in the flesh. When the guy arrived at the place we agreed to meet, and pulled it out of the van my jaw just dropped. There is no rust anywhere and only one scratch on the entire bike! It is like a time machine is is so well maintained. In any case, I know some have seen this in the past, but here it is once again in support of this new thread. Let's try to give Keith some competition with his 3-speed thread!


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    1961 Fiorelli Tandem

    This tandem is the latest tandem to be added to the collection of bikes. As it turns out, someone had posted this bicycle in the Craigslist/eBay Finds thread and upon seeing it, and despite it being up in Boston (500 miles one way) the gears started turning. I sent a message to southpawboston who responded and a plan of action was put in place for him to go and inspect the bike for me. When it was all said and done, the bicycle got a mostly clean bill of health and I proceeded to work a deal with the seller and made arrangements to retrieve the bicycle.

    Did I need another tandem? I've already got two - the 2003 Burley Rivazza and the 1984 Davidson - but this one is intended for a different kind of use and has a character far different than that of the Davidson (elegant and stately) or Burley (light and nimble). This baby is for slow, laid back rides where you want comfort and not necessarily speed. The bike ensures this is adhered to by utilizing a Sturmey AW hub. It needs a little TLC and will be getting a new set of rims and tires in the near future, along with a general clean-up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by prettyshady View Post
    I love riding tandem, my stoker has been on maternity leave for far too long, should be back this summer. Tandem's are very hard for me to find here in the south of france. I had a low end french one here, and a lowend french one at my parents place in england. A new tandem is on the wish list.

    Wow, that is a wonderful shot! Is the bike a LeJeune? I couldn't make out the text in the pictures and some of them weren't loading for some reason.
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    Okay. I can't turn up this opportunity.

    Peugeot TH8, believed to be '82. Pics from various rides October to December.





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    Kuwahara Tandem that was too small for me and too big for my littlest stoker. I am still looking for one that will fit better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KOBE View Post
    Kuwahara Tandem that was too small for me and too big for my littlest stoker. I am still looking for one that will fit better.
    From what I can see of it , it looks like a nice tandem. While I generally do not care a lot for fade paint jobs, to my eye blue and silver fade paint jobs are pretty easy on the eyes. Do you know what year it is? Also, what is the geometry on that bike? It looks really slack to my eye, but may be just the angle of the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    My 1980 Schwinn Twinn Sport which I modified.

    What did you do to it?

    I've actually been perfecting the art of riding the tandem solo since nobody is home during the day to help me test drive it/work out mechanicals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harlan View Post
    What did you do to it?

    I've actually been perfecting the art of riding the tandem solo since nobody is home during the day to help me test drive it/work out mechanicals.
    PB put a red idler pulley on the bike!

    As far as riding a tandem solo, I find it very difficult to do because the rear wants to do what I refer to as "waggle", which is a combination of wag (like a tail) and wobble - it's sort of a swaying of the rear that is very unsettling even if you aren't standing on the pedals. If you add a bag on the rear, the waggle gets even worse. Also, it is difficult to get adjustments fine-tuned without a person on the rear since you will almost always have some flex when a person is added to the rear of the bike that won't exist with only one person.
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