I scored a cool sierra brown, 1970 Schwinn Tandem 5 speed bike on craigslist (one owner even). I grew up in the 70s and loved the look of this bike, but I guess I had to turn 45 before I got one.
So to my question, my wife wanted a new rear seat, she said the 70s era seat technology is a litte rough on her behind. I put a new rear seat on and slide it as far back on the rails as possible. But when my small, petite wife rides the bike her knees are close to the handlebar. I can't ride on the back now without my knees hitting the handlebar.
I stopped by my local bike shop, and the mechanic pulled out a post that had a nice angle on it. The problem is the diameter of the post, it was larger then the frame could handle.
They said they couldn't get a post in such a small diameter with any type of angle on it.
What options do I have to get the rear seat moved back away from the handelbars?
Any ideas would be appreciated!