Title

Convertible Tandem Bike System

Lead Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Kyle Watson

Faculty Mentor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

Tandem bicycles present many advantages to bicycle riders, but they are uncommon and inconvenient to own. The purpose of this project is to create a system that will transform two individual bicycles into one fully functional tandem bicycle, and then back into two individual bicycles. An attachment was designed and fabricated out of steel tubing and fittings to allow two individual bicycles to join into one tandem system. The design avoids permanent alterations to the individual bicycles, and allows either bicycle to occupy the front or rear position of the tandem system. This proves the concept that a convenient tandem bicycle is possible through the transformation of individual bicycles.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

28-4-2012 2:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2012 3:30 PM

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Convertible Tandem Bike System

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Tandem bicycles present many advantages to bicycle riders, but they are uncommon and inconvenient to own. The purpose of this project is to create a system that will transform two individual bicycles into one fully functional tandem bicycle, and then back into two individual bicycles. An attachment was designed and fabricated out of steel tubing and fittings to allow two individual bicycles to join into one tandem system. The design avoids permanent alterations to the individual bicycles, and allows either bicycle to occupy the front or rear position of the tandem system. This proves the concept that a convenient tandem bicycle is possible through the transformation of individual bicycles.