Please help me identify this tandem bicycle. Here's what I know:

  • I'm pretty sure it's not a Schwinn, as all Schwinn bikes had straight frames without curves.
  • From what I can tell, Hawthorne used the same skip-tooth sprocket on Hawthorne bikes until the early 1950s.
  • It has lines like a Colton, but I can't find out if Colton made a tandem that front steer only.
  • The serial number has been painted over/obscured.
  • Seats not original.
  • It has fenders, not shown.

(Not for sale at the moment.)

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  • That rear fork looks very unusual, that may well be the deciding factor in identifying a manufacturer... though to me that does suggest chopper or home made. – James Gugelstuphukenmuch Moore Jul 6 '18 at 22:56
  • Definitely old -- likely prior to 1950. The frame layout does suggest that the bike was modified to be a tandem, vs being that way from the start, but if that were the case there would probably be awkward things about the drive train layout, and it looks fairly clean (from here). (But examine closely that rear bottom bracket area for signs of modification.) – Daniel R Hicks Jul 7 '18 at 0:13
  • The frame is also missing the triangle shape in the rear, it really doesn't look that sturdy at all. Better not ride it with two heavy persons i'd say... – MadMarky Jul 9 '18 at 11:03

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