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Old 11-04-10, 01:45 PM
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Building a Surrey

Ok so i just found out about these things called "Surreys". I would really LOVE to have one but they prices are outragous! And just looking over them it seems like it would be pie to make one?

anybody ever have the same idea? Or know how?
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Do you mean these or the horse-drawn kind?

https://surreycompany.com/

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They do show up used on occasion, and when they do, there's not much demand for them. Watch Craigslist over a wide area and you may find what you want.

I think if you factored in your time, they'd be way cheaper to buy.

I've never ridden one, but understand performance isn't anything special- so don't plan on replacing two bikes with it.
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Take a look at these, way bunch cheaper

https://www.americanspeedster.com/side-kick.htm
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im just looking at getting on for me and my lady, i think it would be load of fun to pack it up and go on a few mile adventure to a nice little picknick spot then head home!
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Tandem bicycles that have the riders sitting side-by-side are often called "sociables".
GIS: https://www.google.com/images?hl=en&e...w=2112&bih=967

The old-style sociable upright bicycles are copied by homebuilders, but haven't been commercially manufactured in many years. Any factory-made one you find still usable is Copake bait.

Most of them now are two bicycles of one kind or another that are linked side-by-side somehow. The main problem with them is that they tend to be considerably wider than two bicycles, so there's not much places they can be easily used.

The problem with any four-wheel configuration.... is that it's one more wheel than you really need. There used to be a recumbent trike company that made a special-order sociable trike, but I cannot find it now. You could ask in the recumbents forum, or on bentrider.online.

Atomiczombie has plans for a sociable delta recumbent trike called the Kyoto Cruiser.
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Originally Posted by Doug5150
Tandem bicycles that have the riders sitting side-by-side are often called "sociables".
GIS: https://www.google.com/images?hl=en&e...w=2112&bih=967

The old-style sociable upright bicycles are copied by homebuilders, but haven't been commercially manufactured in many years. Any factory-made one you find still usable is Copake bait.

Most of them now are two bicycles of one kind or another that are linked side-by-side somehow. The main problem with them is that they tend to be considerably wider than two bicycles, so there's not much places they can be easily used.

The problem with any four-wheel configuration.... is that it's one more wheel than you really need. There used to be a recumbent trike company that made a special-order sociable trike, but I cannot find it now. You could ask in the recumbents forum, or on bentrider.online.

Atomiczombie has plans for a sociable delta recumbent trike called the Kyoto Cruiser.
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Lightfoot and Worksman both make side-by-side trikes or quadracycles. www.lightfootcycles.com, www.worksmancycles.com, and Rhoades car does as well, www.rhoadescar.com. And I think there are two or three different companies that do the surreys.
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The main use of the 4-wheel surreys I have seen (myself) and heard of is for tourist-resort type use. ...As in,,, the resort would have their own paved paths on which you could ride these things around to enjoy the very local scenery--on the premises.

They are very heavy and have lots of aero drag to just take out on the road for a 25 or 30 mile ride.
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Bti has a "kit" that connects 2 regular bikes... no golf cart roof,tho.
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Here's a couple in Houston:
https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/2078182975.html
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Here's one from Joey Wallace
https://cid-9d0d4df6f50aafc2.skydrive...F50AAFC2!1922/

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I am in the process of building a 2 person surrey and hope also build a 2 person tagalong which will hook on like a trailer and they will pedal also. have saw one on youtube. I am cutting up 2 schwinn 24 in. bikes now. will post about progress. leb58
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We rented something akin to a these Surreys in Villa Borghese park in Rome. These were electric assisted. It was fun riding them in the particular environment of the park. The assist made it fairly effortless to climb the slight inclinations of the park without getting too sweaty to enter a museum. While I have no ambition to ever regularly ride or own such a vehicle, it was fun in the moment.
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The subject of this thread caught my eye so I figured I'd chime in.

I think--depending on where you live and plan to ride this--that you should consider building something like a real, full-size surrey:




I've long thought that this type of vehicle would be a better fit as a low-speed pedal-electric for people who live out in the country than the ones that have been marketed so far. This way, Instead of huddling to the side of the road, you could take over a full lane like an Amish carriage and have great visibility and even (maybe) a better margin of safety due to your greater elevation than the bulk of the average motor vehicle's heaviest parts. Also, those huge wheels would have a smoother ride and be able to roll over pretty much anything!






As more justification, Jay Leno has an antique electric car that is sort of this vehicle type, and he claims that it's a joy to drive because he's up so high! Yes, I realize the aerodynamics would be a challenge.

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