Silver Lining

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 BUILD JOURNALS' started by biggraham, May 1, 2017.

  1. biggraham

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    Hello fellow builders!
    I've owned this downtrodden Tandem for a while, but as my godson and daughter both forbade me messing with it, it's been lurking..
    (no camera, so here's a pic of a newer version, imagine this w 10 years plus hard living..)

    tandem 1.jpg
     
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    Vague idea is to make a semi recumbent stretch, sitting down in front of rear seat post!
    On a recent yard sale score, met a custom builder who had fat tired stretch, which kinda inspired me!(I thoroughly enjoyed the test ride, but it was perhaps too cumbersome for any kinda distance riding)
    When we discussed my bike problem, they replied they had 100 and 30 or so, and I noticed some gargantuan bars, an almighty 37" across, 26" pullback! I offered $20, he told me $10!
    Getting started this afternoon, I removed front seat and rear bars, slung on said wide bars and bungeed a seat on!
    Wobbled around the yard, semi hunched!
    Thinking of a 3 speed coaster, I have two shifters, a tall SA, short Shimano, might mount one by/on first riders now empty seat post...
    Pretty pleased with today's start, very thankful how the last build off encouraged me to be productive, although I probably won't enter three bikes this time..
     
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  3. GuitarlCarl

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    I like your idea...
    I have a similar project intermittently going on in "Builds"
    Will be watching yours.

    Carl.
     
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    Good ideas and a great stretch to start with.
     
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    Cool stuff, looking forward to the real pics!
     
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    Seat needs to be higher to cover the old seating postition, if I don't cut it...
     
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    Lovely sweep to the $10 bars!
    new long 2.jpg
     
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    Looks like rear derailleur wont fit with the nexus 3 coaster, I wonder if I will need it for tension..
    I trial fitted the black wheel set from my Electray, pedals too, glad the back end now seems fatter, was concerned I may need fenders for balance.
     
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    Looks like you have somewhat horizontal dropouts which should allow some chain tension adjustment for running single speed style with the internal hub.


    keep the rubber side down!
     
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    I figure I'll just ditch the second sprocket, keep the tensioner wheel, perhaps swap the front sprocket to a larger one, and space the chain guard up a little!
     
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    rear view 1.jpg A little more progress!
     
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    Looks a lot cleaner w out v brakes and multi speed stuff!
    Testing for fit, love how I get full leg extension!

    blurry size test.jpg
     
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    Sizing looks good with you on it!
     
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    Thanks, I might need to update my profile pic!
     
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