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Can anyone identify this elderly tandem from the badge (pictured)

That's the remnants of a Raleigh headbadge.
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How old is this rear steer skip tooth tandem?

This bike is much older than anyone has guessed. It is likely 1890s to early 1910s, if not a bit older. It is what was known as a "courting tandem," whereby the lady sat in front and the ...
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How can I stop the stoker's toeclips hitting the road when soloing a tandem?

In the end, the solution (pointed out elsewhere but also in a comment here) was a cheap set of fabric BMX straps. They can hit the ground with no ill effects, including when there's a stoker who ...
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Tube terminology for tandems

Saying that there is a standard is a stretch. The tubes that are common to tandem and single could be called "standard." Head tube Down tube Seat stay Chain stay Then things start to vary. ...
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How can I stop the stoker's toeclips hitting the road when soloing a tandem?

Similar to Criggie's second suggestion of quick-release pedals, you could use one of those temporary flats (plus a toe strap) that clip onto clipless pedals. On another question, Gary E says he uses a ...
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tandem and stoker with autism

We have been riding (my son and I) for ten years now (40'000 miles and counting). But you know the drill - if you make it an accepted routine - you will likely have to stick to it no matter what. We, ...
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Independent drivetrains on tandem bicycle

James Starley1 designed a differential drive in the 1800s so he could ride a "sociable" (side-by-side) tricycle with his son. Each rider can contribute the power he or she is capable of ...
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How old is this rear steer skip tooth tandem?

That is an Iver Johnson dates from late 1800's-early 1900's From: https://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org/pedaling-through-history From: https://velocipedegallery.com/museum/iver-johnson-tandem-iver-...
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