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General Category => Freewheeling => The Dark Side => Topic started by: chillmoister on March 31, 2008, 03:59:32 pm

Title: tandem tricycle
Post by: chillmoister on March 31, 2008, 03:59:32 pm
Hi ....a few weeks ago ...cycling home from work I saw the unusual sight of a tandem tricycle heading north out of Portsmouth with two riders of a 'certain age'.   i really had to pinch myself that i had seen it!  are tandem trikes really that unusual ?
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Charlotte on March 31, 2008, 05:04:36 pm
They come up on eBay every so often.  I can't say that I haven't been tempted.

You'll see one or two on the Mersey Roads and at other TTs.

But they're very, very specialist things.  Quite terrifying to ride, I'd have thought.

Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2008, 05:06:22 pm
Quite terrifying to ride, I'd have thought.

But aren't you tempted?  :evil:

You tend to see a few at York.
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Tim on March 31, 2008, 05:10:27 pm
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: border-rider on March 31, 2008, 05:59:03 pm
Mr Brooking and Ms Ramsdale (of Brindisi 7 fame) are known to have done some terrifying things with one of those contraptions...
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Butterfly on March 31, 2008, 06:59:48 pm
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.
What about 3rds?  ;D :P 8)
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Pedaldog on March 31, 2008, 09:20:09 pm
I remember about 3 years ago seeing a couple ( Mid 60's age) on a Tandem Trice recumbent. They were the parents of one of the guys at I.C.E. and were just testing it out for a few weeks. It looked abolustely stunning!
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Ian H on March 31, 2008, 10:01:03 pm
Mr Brooking and Ms Ramsdale (of Brindisi 7 fame) are known to have done some terrifying things with one of those contraptions...

Mr B has in fact done it with several partners of both sexes.
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Julian on March 31, 2008, 10:11:01 pm
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.

*perks ears*
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Charlotte on March 31, 2008, 10:31:44 pm
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.

Only if we can have bladed chariot hubs on the back an' frikkin' lasers at the front  :D
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Ian H on March 31, 2008, 10:38:16 pm
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.

Only if we can have bladed chariot hubs on the back an' frikkin' lasers at the front  :D

You've got to learn to ride it first (http://www.anothercyclingforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=31.msg197#msg197), otherwise you just end up in an undignified heap under an awful crows nest of metal tubes and wheels (I've seen champion tandemists do exactly that).
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: keepontriking on March 31, 2008, 10:41:35 pm
I have a nice pink Bob Jackson long-barrow in the garage.

It has been well-used touring much of Europe with my eldest daughter stoking with kiddie cranks and youngest daughter in child seat  ...and a tent on the back.

Great fun hairing down off the Central Massif   ;D

They are a bit grown up now so it may be changed to a standard configuration.
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Charlotte on March 31, 2008, 10:44:45 pm
If you ever decide to sell it, please don't tell me about it.

I may be forced to sell a kidney...
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Ian H on March 31, 2008, 10:48:51 pm
If you ever decide to sell it, please don't tell me about it.

I may be forced to sell a kidney...

Whose?
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Charlotte on March 31, 2008, 10:49:37 pm
Not mine, obviously...

:D
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: cornelius on March 31, 2008, 11:33:42 pm
Saw one out on the Jack and Grace Cotton (Bristol) BP100 earlier in the year. Geoff Booker (Trykit) had one through his hands recently. Trykit conversions of a tandem bike are not uncommon for stokers with some particular disability.
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Tim on April 01, 2008, 08:58:46 am
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.
What about 3rds?  ;D :P 8)
I think you guys would need stilts for the captain if we can fid one to fit. If it's a bit small we'll point it your way.

Now the minor technicality of finding such a beast at a price that is acceptable for soemthing that would merely be a toy.
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Tim Hall on April 01, 2008, 09:26:28 am
I paid 350 quid for mine about 5 years ago. Bob Jackson, fairly old, small adult/large child back back.

I think it was somewhat of a bargain.


I sold it for the same amount last year.
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: nuttycyclist on April 01, 2008, 03:57:42 pm
I really must get fettling soon.

Current Contents of Garage:
Tandem.
Trike conversion kit for Tandem.
Tools.

Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: FatBloke on April 01, 2008, 04:02:21 pm
I really must get fettling soon.

Current Contents of Garage:
Tandem.
Trike conversion kit for Tandem.
Tools.


Cue "The A Team" theme tune!!!
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Charlotte on April 01, 2008, 04:09:07 pm
If there's an injury that your local casualty team haven't yet seen, maybe you can call...
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Butterfly on April 01, 2008, 07:24:12 pm
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.
What about 3rds?  ;D :P 8)
I think you guys would need stilts for the captain if we can fid one to fit. If it's a bit small we'll point it your way.

Now the minor technicality of finding such a beast at a price that is acceptable for soemthing that would merely be a toy.
He'll be fine - he rides the same size as Charlotte, and I'm sure he'd look lovely in platform heels anyway. ;D
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Treewheeler on April 01, 2008, 07:28:28 pm
They were Mrs and Mr Mike Edwards of the local C.T.C.
 I cut their hedge from time to time.
Mike has always been of a certain age!
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: clarion on April 01, 2008, 07:31:20 pm
He'll be fine - he rides the same size as Charlotte, and I'm sure he'd look lovely in platform heels anyway. ;D

Yup - Charlotte & I have compared our inside legs...  ;)
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Charlotte on April 02, 2008, 01:05:39 pm
Oh dear. (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-converted-tandem-trike-Keep-your-feet-off-the-ground_W0QQitemZ280213552571QQihZ018QQcategoryZ33503QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Step AWAY from the eBay!

;D
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on April 02, 2008, 01:17:49 pm
Oh dear. (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-converted-tandem-trike-Keep-your-feet-off-the-ground_W0QQitemZ280213552571QQihZ018QQcategoryZ33503QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Step AWAY from the eBay!

;D

Thank G*d

It's too big for me.
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Ian H on April 02, 2008, 01:22:19 pm
'Oh dear' is right, that is really horrible. it would be very uncomfortable for the stoker as well - all the wibble-wobble of a trike coupled with the harshness of having the wheel right underneath. Original frame looks rather like a Peugeot.
Title: Re: tandem tricycle
Post by: Cunobelin on April 05, 2008, 08:08:31 pm
That is a "Newton" conversion, I would guess from Roman Road Cycles.


I have an old  Tandem Trike ( Jack Taylor conversion) that is a real *&^&&* to ride - the slightest movement from the stoker requires compensation.

The Newton conversions are not as prone to camber or steering as a conventional tandem trike!