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    1890 single speed tandem

    This pretty much sells itself; the handlebars turn together, EBB, custom captain seat post offset, and a captain top tube that does has some function I can't figure out.

    edited: Turns out the captain tube is removable; not something you don't hear about these days (if ever).
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    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

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    Schipperkes are cool.
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    Sweet rear-steer!
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    that is better than even modern tandems
    "If women don't find handsome , they should at least find you handy."-Red Green

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    A lot of thought went in to designing that. I've never seen anything like it.

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    sweet ghetto tandem!
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    Drinking the Slick_Juice
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    what was the purpose of a skip tooth chain a sprocket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    what was the purpose of a skip tooth chain a sprocket?
    Take a look at the chain. These old style drivetrains used asymetrical chains that required fewer but larger teeth on the chain wheel.
    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    what was the purpose of a skip tooth chain a sprocket?
    We used to use them on our path racers. My brother still has one on his The Flying Scot.

    No real advantage these days.
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    Those chains are strange. The timing chain has shortened inner plates (well looks like one piece, as opposed to plates), and the drive chain has shortened outer plates.

    Same side drive is sweet, and, wait, is that a Niner EBB? lol... Not enough pictures to see how the EBB really works, but it almost looks like it could be the same concept as the Niner EBB.

    Basically everything about that bike is awesome. I could go on for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctaggart
    A lot of thought went in to designing that. I've never seen anything like it.
    Wow, I'd love to take that for a ride! Nice!
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    Nice

    Removable TT and rear steering - I'm guessing that the missus would be up front while pops is in back, probably taller so he can see over her head and steer.

    Nice - JMJ

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    that's cool stuff right there.

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    retro ss tandem, thanks for posting brad. That is a really unique ride there

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    Sweet rear-steer!
    my exact thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    what was the purpose of a skip tooth chain a sprocket?
    Skip-tooth chains allows every tooth to fit between the chain plates of the same width. This helped prevent chain derailment. With the advent of deraileurs, this was no longer a desirable trait.

    Shortening the unused link allowed more teeth on the chainring.

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    That is gorgeous. Thanks for posting.

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    WOW - I didn't know WTB was making saddles that long ago! JK - very cool ride. Where did you find/acquire it?
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    I saw something like this in a mag ~15 years ago. The model they showed had was ladies in front, men in back. The front would steer but had some kind of slip setup and the back would over-ride the front. It was a "courting" bike and the chainwheels and lugs had heart cut-outs.

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    wow. cool as!
    Mountain Cycle collector,i have 8 of 'em now!

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    wow, that is incredibly cool

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    Brad!
    I can't leave you alone ,can I!
    I'll be back to ride on friday,
    until then don't buy anything else!
    I've been laying in the sun, swimming and stand up paddling. I need to ride now!

    Aloha!
    Spike

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    I saw this one. Killer bike on so many levels.
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    Fixed gear?

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    Really I am that slow
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryker
    Fixed gear?
    freewheels really didn't catch on until the 1920's
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    That's something special!

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