F.W. Evans 1930's Double Diamond gents tandem. SOLD!
Restoration project, in ridable condition.
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|Model: Double gents tandem||Frameforks: 23 inch All steel frame (22.5 inch x 2 top tube)|
|Colour: Red||Age: 1930's|
|Gears: Cyclo 4 speed Derailleur mech & lever (twin cable)||Brakes: Catilever brakes Blumfield rear drum brake (original)|
|Handlebars: Drop Pista (front) Maes Rear) steel handlebars. ||Pedals: Steel Rat trap|
|Stem: Steel||Seatpost: Steel|
|Saddles: Brooks leather||Wheels: 26 x 1&3/8 inch steel rims & hubs, galvanised spokes|
|Cranks: Williams||Chainwheel: Williams|
|Other details: We have here a nice old Double Diamond Tandem, I beleive made by F.W. Evans in England, some time in the 1930's, mostly original spec, was restored back in the 1970's, when it was recoated with stone baked enamal, som parts have been replaced/removed, like the rear original Cantilever (Fibrax, Resillion?) brake mechanism (which I still have in the parts bag) that was removed due to a broken cable & replaced with a Weinmann caliper, but with a new cable the original could be re-installed.
The rear saddle is the original Brooks BN5 the front is a replacement (later) Brooks, the hanlebars are the originals, the front has a lovely flowing curve in the Pista style & the rear a more narrow curve in the Maes style.
This is just about ridable, but does need work to bring back to its former glory; brakes need attention, one cotter pin is broken, but I would say an easy resto/project.
This bike belonged to the same family since it was bought new back in the 30's, from father to son it was used until now, when a house move has forced him to find it a new home.
There is some parts in a bag that will come with the bike, as before mentioned; the rear brakes & broken cable with sleeves, also a lovely old 'ding dong' bell, a very old Lucas model C25 Dyno in brass, and front Lucas lamp (not sure if working) probably 1930's also.
Sold on ebay for £100.00.
This bike has sold - why not have a look at some of the current bikes in stock