What do you do when you have a weekend camping trip planned for the next morning and decide that a tandem tadpole recumbent trike would be fun to bring along? Well, if you don’t have a tandem trike, you build one out of junk the day before of course! Building a working tandem trike in a day may seem like a monumental task for even the most hardcore garage hacker, but I figured by leaving out non-essential parts such as front brakes, seat upholstery, and paint that I could indeed pull off the task.
|A simple tandem trike built in a day.|
I dug into my scrap metal pile and found a few lengths of 2 inch conduit and a bunch of 1 inch elbows. This was a good start. The main frame will be made of 2 inch diameter thin walled conduit (EMT) and the smaller frame members will be made of 1.5 inch conduit.
Read more: From The Lost Files – Conduit Tandem Trike.