The new bicycle for two that rides like a cruiser bike. Ride kids, and big adults. 'Ingenious', 'safer than it seems' and 'fun too' Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 15, 2012.
About this project
The Unatandem™ is a new tandem that handles like a regular cruiser bike. Kids and adults of 200+ lbs will find that it is as strong as a BMX bike, and surprisingly easy to ride. Unlike standard long tandems, the Unatandem™ is pleasing to ride slowly and turn tightly. It's short length and small wheels, makes it possible to put inside a car with the wheels attached, store in a small space, or carry up and down stairs. Both riders will feel confident in their control over the bike. Some people have said, 'it's safer than I thought, and fun to ride too'.
The Unatandem™ will be made in Asia by a experienced OEM bicycle manufacturer. I am planning to go see the OEM before the end of the pledging deadline to help them with tooling, receive CPSC certification, and examine the first article. The completion of production is scheduled for mid to late October from the OEM. The bikes will travel over the sea for a late November arrival in the USA. Then a week of US customs paper work, to arrive at the door steps of patient customers in mid December. The Unatandem™ will have a single speed, caliper brakes, aluminum rims, spring seats, beach cruiser handlebars, and BMX oversized steel frame and fork. It will be shipped 85% assembled to your local bike shop and require a small assembly fee. Or it can be shipped to your house, and require maybe 30 minutes of assembly with simple tools we will provide.
Also please understand that OEM's in china typically build form a prototype as seen in the video. This is not a risky or new process, and they ship to the US, and bikes are drop shipped to customers all the time.
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