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Old 06-27-11, 01:29 PM   #1
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Tandem tricycle

Tandem experts, have you seen one of these before?

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/2463268780.html

*OLD SCHOOL TRIKE TANDEM SCHWINN TWINN - $515 (DOWNRIVER)

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AWESOME OLD SCHOOL SCHWINN TWINN TANDEM THREE WHEELER. ALL ORIGINAL EXCEPT REAR FENDERS .

VERY SOLID BIKE. COULD USE A LITTLE POLISH

******************** MUST SELL THIS BIKE ------------ NEED IT OUT OF THE GARAGE ********************************************
I HAVE ABOUT 10 BIKES !!! MUST THIN THE HERD....

$515.00 OR BEST OFFER EMAIL FOR MORE PICS OR FOR PHONE.


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Old 06-28-11, 09:20 PM   #2
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Is that an after market conversion to make it a trike?
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Is that an after market conversion to make it a trike?
Looks like it to me. I have never seen a tandem version of that bike.
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Looks like it to me. I have never seen a tandem version of that bike.
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DavidW56 - the price is about right for a mint Schwinn tandem plus a mint trike conversion - in the pictures it does not appear to be mint to me.......
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Thanks for the replies, everyone. I was hoping my dad would be interested in the trike -- he lost his eyesight, but he has a close woman friend who was an avid cyclist and would certainly get him out on a tandem. But he doesn't want it.

Thanks also for the assessment, I did think it was a bit pricey, but put it down to its rarity.
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Worksman makes a tandem trike of the beach-cruiser style if you're interested.

I'm not sure I see the advantage myself. An upright tricycle is tippy in a different way from a bike, but it's still tippy. You're just going to fall over while going around a corner instead of falling over while almost stopped.
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Old 07-07-11, 11:22 PM   #7
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A tandem trike used to be built. There is a children's version in the Museum of Childhood, and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland.





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"The Frankby " tricycle. Made in Nottingham, c. 1900
Here's another one, at the same Flickr account.

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I'm thinking that Schwinn marketed a trike conversion that could be installed at the dealer.

A couple of years ago I tried to buy an old Schwinn tandem trike rusting away about an hour north of Little Rock, AR. The owner had no plans to restore but would not consider selling.
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There are some well- liked recumbent tandem trikes.

Also, delta trikes can be easily hooked together for form a tandem or even a chain of trikes.
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