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Old 06-06-20, 03:04 PM
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Rare find, any thoughts?


on nj craigslist dual steering..
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Old 06-06-20, 05:05 PM
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Ummm ... no, thanks.

It's a great novelty bike, but we wouldn't want to use it. Our stoker loves being on back and not worrying about steering, shifting, etc. Plus, any input into steering from the back would probably be disconcerting to our captain as it transmits to the front.
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Old 06-06-20, 06:39 PM
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In addition to the points made by ChargerWI, the stoker will need to be extremely tall to reach the pedals. And if they are tall enough to reach the pedals, they will likely be disappointed with the super short (and low) reach to the handlebars. This bike appears to have been designed by somebody who didn't spend any meaningful time riding a tandem with a partner.
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Old 06-07-20, 04:07 PM
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Additionally, the stoker’s bars are going to hit the captains legs with much of any steering input.

A stoker can already affect steering by how they place their weight. Giving the stoker who can’t see ahead through the captain more steering input seems like a very bad idea.

Bur it’s a cool novelty item.
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This is a backyard, let's weld a couple of frames together and make a tandem even though I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I'd avoid it like the plague
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But just imagine the potential names for such a creation! How about one of these catchy gems: the "back seat driver", the "emasculator", or the "stokerator"? Not to mention the obvious "divorcycle"?
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Perhaps a slightly more modern variation of the popular 1890's "courting tandem" or "gent back"? Much sought after back in the day.
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Old 06-09-20, 03:42 AM
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Link? I see nothing to indicate that the stoker's handlebars can be used for steering.
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Old 06-09-20, 08:10 PM
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^ look at the cables connecting the stoker’s “steerer tube” to the front fork
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