THE FIRST PRACTICAL TANDEM SAFETY BICYCLE
1950s Triang Juvenile ‘Lady-front’ Tandem
Frame: 14″ front; 16″ back
16 x 1 3/8″ wheels
The original ‘lady-front’ tandems were designed so the lady sat at the front and the gentleman, positioned behind, could steer the tandem from the rear via rods connecting the handlebars. I don’t know why this 1950s children’s version is made with the girl at the front …perhaps for nostalgic reasons?
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE RIDING A TANDEM WITH HIS WIFE
1895 GORMULLY & JEFFERY REAR-STEERING TANDEM