Well hello there! It's been some time since our last installment of Seen On Ebay and since today is Father's Day, I've found the perfect gift! Because I know that our 4 faithful readers not only seek out the latest in cycling trends, but at least one of you has a dad and probably hasn't gotten him a gift yet. So without further ado, I present you with:

The Happy Couple- Post installation

The Happy Couple- Post installation

Yes, the “Pedal Parnerts Kit”. A simple, detachable, unit that allows you head out on a memorable father's day ride with your Dad. And not in tandem, but SIDE BY SIDE so the two of you can chat about how dissapointed he is in you for going to art school instead of taking that job at the bank because it was extremely stable and could help provide for your future….

But it doesn't stop there, as the Pedal Partner Kit isn't just for you and Dad, you can also use it with a buddy, ladyfriend, Frank (SF residents only), trained monkey or host of other partners. What's more? You can use this kit on the bike of your choosing. So whether you rock the new SR 11 speed gruppo on your roadie, or wanna bust some laps around the Valencia Velodrome on a sic fixed (yeah, I said it) with a friend, this kit is for you. Because it was designed to work with, and I quote, “most bikes having the same wheel size”.

You see, E.S. Gandrud, 'Gandy' to friends, was no fool. Because in 1936, when the Pipeston

e County Committe told ol' Gandy “You should devote your time to developing new ideas to aid the farmers”- He rushed straight to his workshop and developed the Pedal Partner kit. And when that didn't sell, did Gandy give up? Nope. He duped the French into buying the remaining stock of Pedal Partner's Kits and quickly moved onto farm equiptment where he soon made a fortune.

Offical Gandy Corp Etching

Official Gandy Corp Etching

Now the question is, which of the lucky 4 CZ readers will place the opening bid of 140 euros (plus shipping) to own this wonderful piece of Americana (via France)? Well, don't you worry your little heads because 60 years later, the Gandy Corporation is still kicking, and after a little google search, I found this:


Still in Production!!!

Still in Production!!!


Yep, it's true. The Gandy Corporation still makes the Pedal Partner kit. But they have obviously updated it with a color version for 2009 and thank God, B&W is sooo 1993. Now there is absolutely no need to deal with cranky French ebay sellers and their moneytransfersnopaypalI'mabusinesssellerweinventedfries attitiudes. Just hop on over to gandy.com gandy.net and pick one up, oh and grab me a seed spreader while your at it.


Ma Gandy looks a bit leary of Pa's new invention

Ma Gandy looks a bit leary of Pa's new invention

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