Barn find tandem combination

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by User42423, 28 Feb 2017.

  1. User42423

    User42423 Guest

    Enclosed is an image showing my latest purchase. This is a c1937 New Hudson "Twin-Tube" tandem. Along with it came the sidecar. A c1940 Watsonian No;1 baby sidecar.

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    mickle, Cycleops, ChrisEyles and 14 others like this.
  2. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Thats a great find
     
  3. TheCyclingRooster

    TheCyclingRooster Über Member

    Hi User42423. That is a really rare find and from what I can see there are going to be many many many hours of searching,dedication,and extreme patience in the restoration and eventual return to the road of this rather unusual piece of cycling history.

    Happy restoration days,nights and weekends to you.
     
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  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Blimey, the only barns I find are usually full of cow shoot and pigeons...,

    Very nice. Many hours of joy :-)
     
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  5. CarlP

    CarlP Guru

    Crikey!
     
  6. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Obviously designed by a bridge engineer. Can you lift it single-handed?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    User42423

    User42423 Guest

    No, I can barely lift it with two hands, and that's with the wheels removed!!
     
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  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    just wait till you apply the brakes on a descent
     
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  9. fixedfixer

    fixedfixer Veteran

    Exceptional find. Why don't I ever come across stuff like this? Really looking forward to a restoration thread fully documented with lots of photos on this. :hyper:
     
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  10. fixedfixer

    fixedfixer Veteran

    So the way the tandem from is 'bolted' rather than 'brazed' does this mean its kind of dismantlable for transport. No come across out like that.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    User42423

    User42423 Guest

    Brakes, what brakes?. The bleeding things are seized solid at present. Sadly, it's been relegated to the back of my lock-up for the time being.
     
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  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    i have projects like that
     
  13. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    WOW!!
     
  14. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Wimp.....

    Tandem riders laugh at brakes on a descant
     
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  15. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
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