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Right place at the right time.

Postby cludence » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:57 pm

I was driving home from work today and was about two streets away from my place. As usual I was daydreaming and spotted some bikes out of the corner of my eye. Naturally I had to do a U turn and go back and spy. I nearly died when I realized it was a tandem. It has 16inch wheels and the front folds! (No the rear seat is wired on, not original.)

Needs a bit of work but I have a friend who is going to help me fix this one up so we can take vision impaired and disabled kids out riding on it. I will make a few modifications and change the seats and handlebars to suit the kids better. I am rapt as it is the perfect size for the kids.

I will take pics of its progress. Currently deciding what colour to paint it.
It's going to be fun.

Karen.

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Postby mikeg » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:04 pm

A bike for the young Goodies

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Postby Birdman » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:58 am

Thats a brilliant find for a brilliant cause. Good work Karen.

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Postby MichaelB » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:35 am

Brilliant !!!

Make sure you get them beady things in the front spokes working properly as well.

I like the idea of the third seat - needs a dragster style rear support though as well - could almost be a cox position as in a rowboat !!
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Postby cludence » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:41 am

Make sure you get them beady things in the front spokes working properly as well.


Ahh, the spokey dokes. I have some new ones of these. Thinking of also putting on one of those kids handlebar grips that when you turn it it makes the sound of a motorbike. There is also another type that makes some loud siren noise like a police car.

Yes it would be good if the third seat was properly fitted. It is tied on with wire. I am thinking of getting a backrest piece welded to the rack at the rear so it provides more support for the kids.

Taking it to my friends this afternoon so will see what he thinks.

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:11 pm

Way to go Karen :D Your skill in finding old beauties is astounding.

Dare I suggest footpegs for the passenger?

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Postby cludence » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:16 pm

Shaun,

Foot pegs is a great idea. I might see if I can fit something for those who can't pedal. I have some special strap in pedals made especially for disabled people but there will be some that would be more stable simply have their foot strapped to a peg/platform of some kind.

Thanks!

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