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Bought this a bit ago, and fixing it up for my grandparents. Anyone ever seen one? The brand is R&R and the model is Side by Side.

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I'm thinking it's from the 70's. It's got 3 speeds for each person, and has front drum brakes. It also appears to have had signal lights at some point in time. I haven't had any luck finding any pictures to show what they should look like.

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Lol, the engine has been thought of, but I think I'm going to just get it ready to go without one. If I were to put one on, I'd put this one on:

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It's a 2 hp lauson

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Here you go. Not a lot of info on it. This is pretty cool considering R&R made bmx bikes and frames in the 70's.

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*Image is from the Canberra Bicycle Museum

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Now that you know how rare it is it has to be restored and can not be modified. :yes:

So where did you find this odd ball? Get it "cheap" cause none knew what I was or did you have to pay up for it?

Would be interesting to have a stock one to go off of, and then build a custom version.

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I hadn't realized there was so many replies to this post, lol. Since a lot of parts were missing, some modifications have happened, although most are bolt on modifications.

 

 

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I bought it cheap enough, $200. Had no idea if it was worth a lot but had seen other 4 wheel bikes for over $1500, so I figured this would be a lot cheaper.

 

 

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The current state of it.

 

 

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lookin' good. :D  what's the handle next to the passenger for?

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The bar is to adjust the angle of the seat

 

 

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Reminds me of the Rhoades car. I have the flier here someplace still


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It does remind me of it too, actually had contemplated about seeing if I could buy one before I found this


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There's an outfit in Wasagaming, where I used to live, that rented out similar four-wheel bikes. Tourists loved them, but they were a pain in the @$$ in traffic. Imagine a bike that's as big as a car so can't run anywhere other than the road and you need a full lane to get around it, operated by the typical cyclist by which I mean completely ignoring traffic rules, blowing through stop signs, etc. If the speed limit wasn't 30km/h I imagine there would't be many of them left to rent out...

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Well, this has signal, and tail lights now. Probably will be upgraded to a rear disc brake soon too. Possibly a small electric motor too, lol.


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Are you still around? Make any progress on the 4 wheeler?

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