My wife has been bugging me to get a tandem.
I've spent most of my life riding and racing bikes, bikes of all types but I
feel most at home on a Bmx bike (my first love, and my wife knows this. we started dating my wife in 1981 but my fling with Bmx started much earlier, 1972 my first Bmx race. See my profile for pictures.)
So if I'm going to have a tandem it might as well be a Bmx tandem. They're easy to find.
I used straight gauge .049 4130 chromoly.
I had two Dyno VFR frames and thought this would be a good low risk start. I did most of the work myself but I did have help from a friend, mainly with the welding. One of the cool things about the bike is a custom bottom bracket eccentric that I made that works with the standard large BMX bb shell. I added two binder bosses with bolts and split the bb shell.
This works really good for the timing chain between cranks so you can adjust the chain after putting the sprockets on.
After buildin this frame and got it powder coated, it may look black but its a nice metallic navy blue.
It's straight, rides nice but very hard to do a 360 tail spin on.
Also my wife is holding me back on bunny hops.
Thanks for looking.