A Taiwanese inventor has created a face-to-face tandem, and is in negotiations with factories to have it mass-produced.
Chen Yugang, the director of a creation centre took a year to build the bike. “On a traditional two-person bicycle, the rider in the rear seat can only see the back of the one in front. So I started wondering how I could get them sitting face-to-face,” he said.
His new bicycle can be ridden face-to-face, conventionally or even back-to-back as the seats rotate and the gears can be set to move the bike in either direction.
“The bicycle is very easy to change. Any person can change the riding mode in around 10 seconds without the help of tools,” says Chen. “Face-to-face is suitable for a parent and child, or dating couples, while the back-to-back mode gives both riders a good view, and the one at the back can have both hands free to shoot pictures or eat snacks.” ananova