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Old 12-23-09, 05:59 PM
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Please help identify old Tandem

Hi everybody, my friend just acquired this bike, he thinks it's pretty old and it looks pretty old. Here are some pictures of it. I don't have the serial number yet, but I'll get it and post it asap. Thanks to all for your help, and have a very Merry Christmas.





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Old 12-23-09, 06:04 PM
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Wow, I dont think I've ever seen a tandem with a skip tooth chain, cool. No idea what it is, but looks well built.
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Old 12-23-09, 06:12 PM
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At least one place makes me think homemade, i.e. two frames joined together.

The first hint might be the extra kickstand bracket under the front chainring. Also, can you show a better picture of the front tube joints? They look to be added but it might just be the shadow.
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Old 12-23-09, 08:42 PM
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I'll guess homebuilt too. But whoever made it must have been a hell of a craftsman. I'm guessing on account of the wildly different seat tube angles from front to rear....

The rear dropout looks like electro-forged schwinn, a closer picture might verify this.
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Old 12-24-09, 09:06 AM
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I know very little about American built bikes but I am certain this tandem is not home made or two frames joined together - just take a look at the flowing curved top top tube from the front half which extends in a perfect curve for the top tube of the rear half...
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Old 12-24-09, 10:35 AM
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With a grinder, cutter, welder, and a ****load of patience it's possible to make beautiful bikes. I saw a homemade triple seated "tandem" last fall. They guy took men's and women's cruiser frames as well as a few road bikes, and once combined it made a bike similar to this, only not as antique looking. Took him over a month of working almost every evening to get it just right, but it looked like something a factory would make. Combined with a flawless paintjob, his bike is the talk of the neighborhood wherever he goes. So I'd say it's very possible that this bike is homemade.
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Thanks everyone for your replys, I got the serial number finally. Z298711.
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