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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

View Poll Results: Would you purchase a singlespeed tandem frame at a reasonable price?
Yes, but only a nice lugged one. ($$$) 11 13.25%
Yes, but only a very affordable one. ($) 24 28.92%
Yes, but only if it came with at least a partial group. 4 4.82%
Yes, but ______. 6 7.23%
Nope. 38 45.78%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-20-08, 06:49 PM   #1
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Fixed-Tandem Group Buy!

Sorry if i mislead you. I know nothing of how something like this could be made possible.
That said, i want one. So... those of you with connections to frame manufacturers, please link them to this poll once sufficient intrest has been generated, assuming they're willing to discount batch pre-ordered tandem frames.

Thank you for advance,
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Old 03-20-08, 06:53 PM   #2
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yes, but **** man.
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Old 03-20-08, 06:54 PM   #3
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what there's no option for "no, and this joke went one little step too far"?
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Old 03-20-08, 06:55 PM   #4
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it's not a joke. i really want there to be a tandem frame group buy, and i'm hoping this can make it happen.
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Old 03-20-08, 06:56 PM   #5
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oh. carry on then.


disclaimer: i've been sick and holed up in my apt. for 3 days now so, sorry if i'm taking bf too seriously. yours-kyle!
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Old 03-20-08, 07:02 PM   #6
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mr walker can hook you up with one.

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Old 03-20-08, 07:07 PM   #7
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i want one at a group discount.

note: i'm actually planning to build one up this summer, so i'm hoping to get a shot at an out-of-my-pricerange frame at an in-my-pricerange price because building up a tandem would be way more fun than converting a trek or raleigh.
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I will build 10 of them... discounted 20%.
it will only take 6 years....

In all seriousness, why? Unless you have experience on a tandem, you are looking for trouble going fixed...
its always the stoker that gets jacked in a tandem crash, too

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Old 03-20-08, 07:18 PM   #9
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If you all really want to ride tandems, check out your local group for the vision impaired. They are often looking for pilots for their stoker athletes.

http://www.usaba.org/Pages/sportsinf...lingadapt.html
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I will build 10 of them... discounted 20%.
it will only take 6 years....

In all seriousness, why? Unless you have experience on a tandem, you are looking for trouble going fixed...
its always the stoker that gets jacked in a tandem crash, too

DW
we have tandems in my building, which i enjoy. i want one for myself.
and you're right-- said fixed, but i really meant singlespeed.

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If you all really want to ride tandems, check out your local group for the vision impaired. They are often looking for pilots for their stoker athletes.

http://www.usaba.org/Pages/sportsinf...lingadapt.html
woah. i never would've thought such a thing were needed.
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Old 03-20-08, 07:34 PM   #12
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I'd like to have one, esp. if the sizing could be customized.
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Old 03-20-08, 08:52 PM   #13
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Please no tandem group buy.. my wallet and apartment can't handle that right now.

I WANT ONE SO BAD.

I don't care, geared or not. I just want the cheapest tandem I can buy so I can rock around with a friend!

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together, we can make it happen.

a tandem iro would be really really really ill.

cough:tonyfromiro:cough
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Old 03-20-08, 09:42 PM   #15
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my girlfriend and i have a really ****ty one. i'm totally in. if it's cheap, i'll buy 3, and make a tall bike tandem.
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The girlfriend and I have always talked about getting a Jonny Cycles tandem. I think it would be the first (but would love to see one if it isn't!).
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Tandem/Fixed. What kind of rear spacing would it use...
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It boggles the mind.
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I would totally be in on one!
sounds rad.
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Old 03-20-08, 10:23 PM   #20
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Cheap tandem @ Sears: under $300
Not so cheap tandem Calfee Bamboo frameset: $4,000
Our custom carbon fiber tandem: Pricele$$
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Incidentally the gf and I have been starting to ride the cannondale tandem I bout this winter since it's finally warming up some. Where she is a masher and not a spinner she hates when I downshift, and told me the other day she wishes I just had a singlespeed so I would stop shifting.
I'd definitely be in.
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I have been dreaming about a fixed tandom for years.

I am interested in a NICE frame if the price is right.
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Oh yea..

I met a woman on a ride that was blind and rode stoker on tandoms. We were doing a four day group ride and they asked my friend to captain the tandom for her. They took his bike in the next city while he used the tandom (geared of course).

I guess she could really hammer! It is a GREAT program.
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question:
does anyone know of an independent framebuilder who might enjoy the idea of doing something like this (similar to the IRO groupbuys in the past) at a reasonable price?
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"Reasonable" in the US is much different than "reasonable" in China.
I think DW broke down the costs a while ago, and I hesitate to say it again, for fear of getting it wrong, but...
Even if we got a builder to do it, I doubt it would come in under 1500 per frame. Just a guess.
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