Show and discuss your non-rat bikes here.
I am very impressed with the quality of your builds,looks like a lot of fun. unfortunately I dont have nothing close by as far as clubs go....I am lone wolf
What would Jesus ride???
Most of Dangratsdan's (also a fellow Coaster) bikes can be seen elsewhere on this site so I haven't included them here but I don't think his tandem is on here yet...
I DO, although we did a short test ride with her up front and she handled it OK, but it was scary.
This is my "rat tandem". Got it at an auction about a year ago, 60 bucks. The nearly 60 year old son of the builder said his dad built it some 50+ years ago using some old bikes. There were no badges so I dont know what kind of bikes were used, the boys frame looks Cleveland Welding to me. But it had skiptooth sprockets that were different sizes on the cranks, so the cranks were out of sycn, it was difficult to ride and we rode it in the Coasters Tandem Night pub ride last year and blew out the one of the old tires I had put on it.
So for this years Tandem Night II, It got 2 new Typhoon tires mounted on some S2 wheels. I changed out the sprockets so all 3 are the same size later model Schwinns ( now I have some skiptooth chain for some future projects ), it pedals in sycn now. Added headlight and taillight made from old 1930s car cowllights, with LED flashlight guts and battery pack inside and a switch on the bottom. Changed out the seats to the "big butt" seats from exercize bikes. Made the truss bars from 3/8" tubing, the the truss bracket was already there. Made the mud flaps from license plates. Found a large flask or maybe it was a canteen and I made a holder for it, this is a "tank bike". Put a bell on the back bars for Lora and a blue steering wheel knob ( she wouldn't let me put on a knob with a girl in it ) up front for me.
We rode on Tandem Night II, and had a blast, I WAS UP FRONT. But there were a couple of daring people who rode on back for short runs with Lora in control, SCARY.
turn off the TV and turn on your life.......... Make Something Happen!!
My wife one of them. You can see them in motion here http://locojoe.com/coasters/archives/35 ... Recap.html
That's not an I'm scared face but an I'm getting wet face.
Hi--I found a blue-and-white Schwinn coaster in my garage (really!). It's obviously nothing like as gorgeous as these bikes are--fenders are dented, the whole thing's a little rusty. Needs new tires to be rideable. But it's still a cool bike. The bike shop guy says Schwinn hasn't made this style chain and chain wheel (if I'm using the right term) since the 1940s at the latest. I would keep it... but it's very heavy and I live in a hilly town (near Boston). Does anyone have suggestions on where I could sell it and how much I should ask? It seems like a vintage Schwinn enthusiast might want it.
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