I rescued this from a farm yard with a view to compete in a charity hill climb (Frome Cobble Wobble) with a mate. Anyone know what it is? Originally we were just going to razz it up the hill & stick it back where it came from but now I've cleaned it up a little I'm starting to fall in love with the idea of having a tandem in the garage. The groupset is a mix of Huret & AT. It needs new wheels (specific tandem ones needed?), chains & cables. If anyone can offer any help I'd be grateful.
Yes, TA not AT. I'll stick some better pics up now I've cleared the foliage & pressure washed her. French eh? I feel a stripey jumper & a cigarette coming on. Any ideas on the age (the bike not me, I'll be 43 on Tuesday!)
1980s and 1990s steel: CyclePro, GT, Nishiki, Schwinn, SR, Trek........
late '70's to mid '80's Measuring the rear frame inside width (OLD for the hub) may give you a better idea.
Looks like a good project
If your team is not too heavy, and you are not planning heavy turning, tandem specific wheels are not needed.
* clean and inspect the current front hub; if no cracks, rebuild and re-use with new Wheelsmith or equivalent spokes.
* measure OLD for a replacement hub. Halo Spin Doctor is available in 135mm OLD for 48 spokes.
* Tektro R559 brakes; those center pulls are scary, even on a single.
* 700c rims; I'd go with Sun CR18 or Alex DM18; both relatively low cost.
Keep in mind that frame is no where near as stiff as a mid 90s or newer tandem.