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My New Tandem Project

Tom

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Just picked up this old tandem for $100. Installed front breaks on it for 10.

I would either have to modify the frame to get a happy time to fit, or install a rack mounted motor.

Gotta make sure the throttle/clutch cables will reach all the way back there!
 

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azbill

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cool ride !!!
if you take her for rides, maybe she won't hate the bike as much LOL
they make kits for long recumbents, I'm sure they make a kit that fits:D
 
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gone_fishin

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wow, Tom has an official "fleet"...a rack-mount would rock that bicycle 8)
 

spunout

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sweet! yeah, you're prolly gonna need some custom cables built. i spoke with a guy that had a tandem w/70cc on, and he said on level ground it still pulls with just bare minimum of pedaling.
 
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smitty

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In Chatellerault, France there is a bicycle/ motorcycle/ car museum that has a motor assisted tandem on display. Because all the other items were factory built, I assume that it too was a production item. It looked a lot like our kit motors.
 
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JemmaUK

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Why not front mount a GEBE type rack kit?

Would solve the problem of long cable runs and you could run the exhaust down to the very bottom of the front forks in a similar way to alot of the european classic machines.

Or if you are feeling suitably insane and have alot of cash you could make up a dualie belt setup using the twin brake lever as throttles for both engines...

You could even set that up so as you'd use one engine for standard routes and cruising - and fire up the second for hard hills or fast running.

if you could find a 52mm manual clutch for the rearmost engine you'd be able to start it while underway and shut it down as required...

and yes, I am a certifiable nutcase lol

Jemma xx
 
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5-7HEAVEN

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:cool:Nice ride! I believe my wife would like to ride a tandem, especially if she will rarely pedal.:rolleyes:

It doesn't look like a happy time engine will fit your frame.

Like Jemma, I'd also consider two engines. It'd be a front-mounted 1.25hp ROBIN 4-stroke for cruising and excellent mileage. In the rear would be a 2.2hp MITSUBISHI engine w/STATON gear chain drive for conquering steep hills.

Myron
 
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try1897

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Hey Hey Hey, I got two of those tandum frames. One is a newer one but the other is a 1969 Schwinn that is a rust bucket but its all there and could be rebuilt. They are here if anyone is interested in a project let me know... Tom in WV
 
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likemyspoiler

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I have been wanting a tandem, I know I need another bike like I need a whole in my head, but I never had one & would like to play around with on. try1897 pm me if interested in selling.
 
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Scottm

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How's this project comming along Tom? Made up your mind as to how you will motorize it?
 
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