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It's far from what I started with, an early 60's Huffy Daisey Tandem. Also quite different from what I envisioned on the build that never got finished, Harlequin Deuce, which used a 70's Columbia Twosome. But after a frame swap and a new direction, it's went from a hopping clown parade bike, to a modified burrito with a few unusual ingredients.
Here's what I started with...
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I rebuilt it into this over a decade ago. A freaky fast bike with two men on it, but it also flexed from the weight and worked the coaster hard stopping.
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So after many drawings and discussions here. (the build thread) I had a plan and started cutting and welding. Faux weathered paint and many bits of copper and brass later I now have a bike that makes people smile and is a fun ride.
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There are a few novelties here, Chain drive steering, an exhaust that is a sound tube for a Bluetooth speaker and a rear bumper spur.
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She rides nice, at approx 89 gear inches, it's easy to cruise but stout enough that your not pedaling like crazy to get nowhere. Steering gearing is 1 to 1 so it steers feather light without overkill, and the horn works as well.
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So much creativity and unique design here! One of the things I just saw now are the '4 wheels'....Rear and front, chain ring, and steering. They almost have a 'juggling' look to them with the different sizes and positions. Huh. Your joker is a juggler too....:grin:

I can't decide between this pic...
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....and the checkerboard square wall pic as my favorite. What if those squares were black and white....

Nice work Carl! :113:
 

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Love the way you let your creativity flow on this one. Would love to ride it and listen to War's "Lowrider" on the speaker..:D
My tune de jour-ney would be Steve Miller's "The Joker"....:cool:
 

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Great bike! Looks like it rides really nice. And oh yeah, awesome traveling music!
Thanks! I used @Chad T idea and Lowrider it was!
It has to ride nice, I lost the true burrito "look" when I pulled the large front wheel and bent fork. But I gained a reliable and controllable cruiser that doesn't look like anything else I own, and I've been riding it every day.

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Man o man some much thought & creativity went in to this XL burrito. Came out great she's a one of a kind for sure [emoji1303][emoji1303]


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another creative explosion from the mind of G.C.
so many cool things goin on with this ride, I don't even know where to start....Bet you had a fun build , it came out super and not only that...looks like it's a thrill to ride...love it.
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