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1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« on: November 23, 2011, 09:21:22 pm »
Looking for some info on a bike that has been in my family, it is a 1960 or 1959 three seater town and country.Serial #t d 4025
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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 07:07:39 am »
Three seats?  Let's see a picture!
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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 06:45:00 pm »
Here it is, it needs a bath what do you think?

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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 06:49:33 pm »
Here it is, it needs a bath what do you think?

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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011, 07:26:23 am »
That thing is fantastic.  It looks original, though I cannot ever remember seeing one.
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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2011, 08:14:52 pm »
All original from the seats to the peddles.I heard that disneyland order 12 but they never took them and they went to some dealers. Trying to find out if that is true.
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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 01:32:48 pm »
Probably the most famous Three seat tandem in the world;

The Goodies television series
Main article: The Goodies (TV series)

The Goodies television series was created by British Comic trio; Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

The episodes for the series were originally co-written by all three Goodies (Tim, Graeme and Bill). Later, the episodes were co-written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

The music for the show was written by Bill Oddie, and The Goodies' theme music was co-written by Bill Oddie and Michael Gibbs. The show also benefited greatly from the input of director Jim Franklin.

The original BBC television series ran from November 1970 to February 1980 on BBC 2, with 69 episodes, mostly thirty minutes in length except for two forty-five minute Christmas specials (The Goodies and the Beanstalk and The Goodies Rule ? O.K.?).

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The threesome travelled around on, and frequently fell off, a three-seater bicycle called the trandem. One of these trandems was later cycled across Africa, a trip immortalised in the resultant book Three Men on a Bike.

Although The Goodies are well known for performing spectacular but comedic stunts, it was Tim Brooke-Taylor who performed most of them.

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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2011, 02:09:42 pm »
Nice bike,but it is only a two person peddeling with a third seat added.Mine is a three person peddeling from schwinn stock.

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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2011, 02:13:02 pm »
My bad I looked at the bike again and there is three peddeles,but it is not the same bike.

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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2011, 02:22:12 pm »
My bad I looked at the bike again and there is three peddeles,but it is not the same bike. there are two that they show one has two sets of peddels and one has three sets of pedddles

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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011, 05:35:39 pm »
I've heard the Disneyland story before. There are a few of these around; they seem very cool. Is the rear derailer a recent addition? And does it have two eccentric adjustable bottom brackets (rear and front ones I'd guess)?  It must be a lot of fun to ride. "Neither one is pedaling!!"

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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 09:12:48 pm »
Three speed was added in the late 1960s.It does have two adjustable brackets.Love the bike,it turns alote of heads at the rides we go to.I have a pic with my dad ,mom,sister and me in a kid seat on the back from 1963. The bike has been in the family since 1960.I would like to find some more info on the Disneyland story if any one can help me.
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Ken

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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 09:16:18 am »
Found out some more info on my bike it looks like it is a 1950s not 1960 still trying to pin down the right year.It looks like the story on Disneyland is not true.

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Re: 1960 schwinn tandem three seater
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2012, 07:20:51 pm »
That serial number does not look complete. 
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