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Old 06-17-02, 03:23 PM   #1
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Single Speed, Coaster Brake Tandem?

My wife & I are looking for a single speed, coaster brake tandem for casual, 'round town riding (A plus would be one with a "girl's bike" frame design in the stroker position - or maybe something like a 'mixte' set-up). Fat tires, fenders, baskets, kickstand(s) would also be cool. The ultimate would be a curved tube frame "ballooner" tandem.

Does such a 'cruising' tandem exist, and, if so, where?
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Old 06-17-02, 04:32 PM   #2
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Old Schwinn's, Roll Fast's and Columbia's available at yard sales etc, would be the cheapest way to go if you can find one. However, I think there are some odd brand low cost ones still being manufactured. Your LBS may have access to them. Worksman, I think, is one company that still makes that type of tandem. There may be others. If I find them, I'll edit this post.
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Phat Cycle's Limo @ $550 is VERY cool: http://www.phatcycles.com/limos1.html

For a few more bucks you can land the 24 speed Wildwood Tandem cruiser from Diamondback for $630 that is also quite cool:
http://www.diamondback.com/Bikes/bik...2002&TypeID=74

You could surf Ebay or visit www.TandemMag.com/Classified to land an older Schwinn Twinn cruiser but they weigh a ton (70-90lbs) and by the time you put on new tires, etc... you can spend as much.
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Forgot about one other new cruiser, from Sun Cycles:
http://www.sunbicycles.com/retrocruisers.htm

Also, Ebay has a couple of really neat "possibilities" for around or slightly under $500. Go to www.Ebay.com and enter "tandem bicycle" as your search criteria. You can also get a few more if you enter "tandem bike" in a second search.
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