Monday, April 20, 2009

Bicycle Built For Two

I’ve always been intrigued by bicycles built for two riders. They are somewhat of an oddity. Whenever I see one, which quite frankly is not very often, the same questions always arise. Does the back peddler really contribute to the movement of the bicycle? Why is the rear handlebar the same as the front handlebar if it is simply a place to hold on to and not a functioning steering mechanism? Is it possible to pop a wheelie on a bicycle built for two?

Photo by Brooke Dombroski

Daisy, Daisy,Give me your answer do!
I'm half crazy,All for the love of you!
It won't be a stylish marriage,I can't afford a carriage
But you'll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle made for two.
by Harry Dacre 1892

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