Tandemonium

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  1. Andys

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    What do you get when you cross a Walmart tandem with a Walmart fat bike? I call it tandemonium. The tandem is ready and the mongoose is on order. Can't wait to start.
     
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    sounds cool!! good luck :D
     
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    Awesome concept! Looking forward to seeing it happen!

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    Sweet!!!
    A fat version of the doublemint twins!!!!
     
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    The mongoose arrived, not much on quality,
     
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    Decided to cut the back off the tandem and replace it with the rear of the mongoose.
     
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    Just need to work it some for the transplant to be complete.
     
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    To put the centerline of the crank in the same spot I turned up these spacers
     
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    The mongoose crank tube is wider and smaller in diameter so it worked well
     
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    The tandem rear trailing arm had 12 degrees of lift, not sure if that was important but I craved out enough room to copy it just in case.
     
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    That is gonna look cool.
    I am not sure why, but all of your photos are very small. You may want to look at making them bigger.
     
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    Ready for welding
     
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    Not sure why they look so small. I will work on that. I just take them with an iPhone. May be I should try a camera next time. We will see if that makes them better.
     
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    Nice work on the bottom bracket! Smart idea!

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    To Aline the front and rear chainrings I had to turn up this spacer. This is the 2nd try, the 1st I made from steel and it was too heavy.
     
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    Pretty cool thinking there.
     
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    With the welding done time for some paint.
     
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    Cool stuff! There is some hardcore lathe work going on here!

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    Cant wait to see this one finished
     
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    The paint job is complete. Please let me know what you think?
     

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