After hours upon hours of toil, sweat, blood and tears the bike is finally done! I still have to get the back brakes working and tighten up the front chain. But all in all it works pretty sweet!
I tested it with my 2nd cousin(I will refer to him as “the engine”). Hot off the welder, I took the bike down from the work table. After a quick inspection of the welds and a little cooling time, the engine and I took the bike for a “test flight”. I boldly sat down on the captains seat(front seat), and the engine took his place. A little wobbly at first, we soon got the jist of riding tandem. I courageously had the idea to take the bike on a slight hill by my hangar(house). We reached the base of our high altitude climb, i kicked the engine(and told him to start pedaling), and away we went. That hill was a breeze! Next time I will try pedaling and see if it’s any easier! 🙂
With a little tweaking to the brakes and the gears this bike will be pretty sweet! Even with half the gears working you can haul butt!
The bike is a mixture of 3 different bikes; a schwinn, murray and a GT. When I get another bug up my butt I will paint it. But for now enjoy the splendor!