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My first tandem (Vintage Schwinn - model?)

Old 05-12-07, 08:25 AM
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My first tandem (Vintage Schwinn - model?)

Hi Everyone!
Yesterday I bought my first tandem bike. It is Schwinn and it
looks like a Twinn but it doesn't say the model. It is now at
the bike shop for a tune-up. I paid, including what will cost
me the tune-up, $204.00

It has coaster brakes and front hand breaks. The color is blue
and the seats are new (gel type). It has some rust which I am
going to try to take out with Navy gel. I feel very happy and
can't wait to use it!
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Old 05-12-07, 08:38 AM
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Pics please.
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Old 05-12-07, 09:20 AM
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Sounds like a Schwinn Twinn coaster brake model.

That brings back fond memories to me bacause that was out first tandem too. I won't bother everybody with the long story of that bike unless you PM me.
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Old 05-12-07, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
Sounds like a Schwinn Twinn coaster brake model.

That brings back fond memories to me bacause that was out first tandem too. I won't bother everybody with the long story of that bike unless you PM me.
A long story about a tandem in never boring!

And to the OP, congrats on your new old tandem. Pictures! We need pictures!
Preferably with you and your stoker riding and loving it!
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Old 05-12-07, 12:45 PM
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. . . an now you can go cruizin' the hood TWogether!
Enjoy!
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Old 05-13-07, 04:28 PM
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I am sorry than I am unable to load the pictures...
I already rode it from the bike shop to our home.
Unfortunately, my stroker cannot participate because of
two bad knees and a torn something.

The ride was cool... like driving a truck.

The bike shop installed on it a new braking stm. for the
hand brakes. So my total cost has gone up to $222.

Retro, yes I am interested in your story. I will pm you.
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Old 05-13-07, 05:49 PM
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Sweet. I echo the call for pictures. THERE IS NO EXCUSE!!

Seriously, though, awesome on you; you're gonna have so much fun!
Now just try putting a trailer on the back....
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Old 05-14-07, 08:22 AM
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Picture

I hope, I get it right this time and the picture will be uploaded!
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Originally Posted by Rose13
It is Schwinn and it looks like a Twinn but it doesn't say the model. It is now at
the bike shop for a tune-up. I paid, including what will cost
me the tune-up, $204.00
This thread may be of interest in dating your Schwinn Twinn frame and for other historical reference points:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=154696

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Old 05-14-07, 10:18 AM
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On the coaster brake hubs--check the tooth count--a 20 or 22 tooth cog makes riding a bit easer than the standard 18.Simple snap ring to replace these cogs.Enjoy the new tandem.
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Old 05-22-07, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Rose13
I hope, I get it right this time and the picture will be uploaded!
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Sweet. Love those bars. I once owned a Schwinn Tandem-- that one had the curved, three bar top tube. Yours looks stonger, because of the mixte design.
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