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Ya said " NON-FACTORY "?

Built something weird, one-off or want to? Ask or tell us about it here.

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Post Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:03 am
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The armies would by a $600 ball pean hammer here in the states. :mrgreen:

Post Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:04 pm

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Definately a 2 person machine.Seems like one good sized person perched out to the side like that could really get it tilting back on his side. Especially if the empty side hits a bump. Stick another wheel on it and call it a jeep.

Post Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:04 pm

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exact .

Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:24 pm

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Or remove one of the front wheels and call it a "sociability".

This was a fairly common style of tandem in the golden age of bicycles, in effect two bike frames side by side with a single wheel front and rear. I've ridden one solo, and it was surprisingly easy to do, the bike leaned quite a bit but you hardly notice it.

Post Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:52 am

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I didn't believe this at first, but... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDBHO550rdw
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:41 am
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They have got to weigh the same or both have great balance skills. :shock:

Post Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:39 pm

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Location: Crewe, Great Britain

In the Schickel book, there are some pages with a Mr Gale pulling a 4 wheel pionner wagon while his sons ride side by side on a tandem Schickel Lightweight motorcycle while doing some transcontinental cross country journey in 1915...

http://www.schickelmotorcyclehistory.com

Patrick

Post Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:27 pm

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are you sure it wasn't a Spagthorpe Whippet?
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:57 pm

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It could have been used as a training device. You'd be suprised at the amount of shit the army makes/tests to train joe
Ride like Lightening Crash Like Thunder

Post Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:26 am

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funny ...four years after : the same pics make the buzz on FaceBook ....with the same questions ....not yet resolved ...

Post Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:06 am

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I had an uncle, blinded in the 1930s, who had a composite bicycle if this sort; he rode it with his sighted wife, who actually steered, controlled and provided instructions as necessary. It survived into at least the 1970 s and seemed to handle well enough.
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

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