A new arrival in the workshop today (yes, it is easier to start projects than finish them…). something really quite special indeed.
I’ve always fancied a tandem. Not really sure why. They’re heavy, large, unusable without a trained partner, don’t fit on the car, look a bit weird. But still, they do look fun, in an eccentric sort of way.
I’ve also thought it would be cool to own a bicycle from every decade of the 1900s. Well I have managed to tick both boxes with this one.
This is a “Wonder” tandem from the mid 1930s, seemingly remarkably original and in excellent antique condition.
I have never owned a vehicle this old, nor repaired anything with this much history, so I’m going to be treating it very carefully! That said, this isn’t going to be a garage queen restoration. My intention is to use it, but keep as much original patina as possible.
Watch this space, this is going to be an interesting restoration and a very unique bike to research, fix up and ride.
Any tips more than welcome. I’m in uncharted territory with this antique =)