Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-10-07, 04:59 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2 seater bikes... side x side

I am doing research on the available 2 seater bikes - i've seen reviews on Rhoades but not may others. Looking for a relatively light model. Has anyone had experiences with bikes from Lightfoot, Quadracycle Inc, QuadrAcycle International, QuadrIcycle International or Ultimate-Quadracycle they would like to share?

yourkard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-07, 05:47 PM   #2
Velo Dog
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 3,811
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I've ridden a couple of them very briefly. One was called a Buddy Bike, I think--two big cushy seats side by side--and the other was a Quadracycle we tried to rent for a local 50-mile ride last summer, but when the guy found out what we planned to do, he wouldn't let us have it.
Main thing that struck me about both was that the components were cheap, assembly was marginal and the tubing was like plumbing pipe, rough and heavy and flexible. There are real disadvantages to the side-by-side layout, too, including a big increase in drag.
Velo Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-07, 07:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
zonatandem's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
Posts: 10,985
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Side-by-sides take up way too much room on the road . . . sample of a side-by-side attached
Attached Images
File Type: bmp untitledantique side by side.bmp (91.8 KB, 26 views)
zonatandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-07, 08:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Guy was telling me that he saw one of these things at Penn State last week. Thanks for the pix. I could not figure out what the heck he was talking about.
oilman_15106 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:35 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.