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    New to us Co-motion Supremo

    IMG_2654 by allen moyer, on Flickr
    Found this Co-motion Supremo for sale on Craiglist Dallas. A 10 hour round trip later it is ours. We are stoked as we have been riding a Trek T1000 for the past 10 years.

    The first thing we noticed was how much smoother and easier the Co-mo handled. It is soooooo smooth! We have just swapped our Spinergy wheelset, Selle Anatomica saddles, cycle computers, clipless pedal, and other accessories from our Trek. Going to take it out tomorrow for our first real distance ride.

    The original owner developed a cancerous eye disease and did not feel comfortable being responsible for the safety of his stoker. The bike has been in a AC upstairs loft for years. It is practically brand new. Not a scratch on this thing. The tires still had the new tire nubs on them, but I was worried of dry rot so we changed those.

    Paid 2K so we felt we got quite a deal.

    Now to sell the Trek T1000, which is almost a T2000 as we put on the Bontrager race lite wheelset on it and has other upgrades over the years.

    It has a custom paint job with flames. It is a red/purple/blue fade. The red seems to come out more pinkish than red in the pics for some reason. I can never figure out how to post a large pic on this forum.
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    very nice, enjoy!

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    Nice find.
    Enjoy.

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    Nice. Sounds like a screaming deal. What year?
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    The ad said it was a 07/08. He was not sure which year. I did not know then that the last 2 digits of the serial # are the year made. It is an 02, the first year the Supremo model was made. We still would have bought it anyway because of the mint condition it is in.

    Our Trek is an 04 and in excellent condition. We had no plan to buy another tandem. This just was by chance we saw the ad and it was the right size. I do not think anything has changed on the frame over the years other than using a wound up or Alpha carbon fork.
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    We sold our '02 Santana Sovereign this year for a '15 Supremo and couldn't be happier.

    Enjoy your find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwalker View Post
    supremo 1.jpg

    I can never figure out how to post a large pic on this forum.
    I could never figure it out either.

    Anyone want to educate us ?? How DO we post a big picture ??

    Binky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binky View Post
    I could never figure it out either.

    Anyone want to educate us ?? How DO we post a big picture ??

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    You need to put it on a server somewhere and then link to it. For example, I use Flickr. It's free and allows me to copy the BB link directly like so:

    IMG_2154 by trsnrtr, on Flickr

    If you quote this post, you'll see how Flickr does it.

    There are other ways but this is the way I usually do it.
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    Thanks !!!

    I'll try it out. I guess I can't do it with Dropbox..

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4370787/Ben32.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Binky View Post
    Thanks !!!

    I'll try it out. I guess I can't do it with Dropbox..

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4370787/Ben32.JPG
    In that case, put the url between [img] and [/img]



    Cool, a Benotto tandem.
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    Thanks.
    I'll try it !!

    I picked up this relic a couple of years ago hoping to get my wife interested.
    Its about 30 years old but has nice parts.
    It was a barn find, missing the rear wheel.

    She rode on it with me exactly once.
    I rode it last summer solo because it is a perfect fit and rides so well.



    So it goes !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwalker View Post
    The first thing we noticed was how much smoother and easier the Co-mo handled. It is soooooo smooth!

    It is a red/purple/blue fade. The red seems to come out more pinkish than red in the pics for some reason.
    I bought a Co-Motion in 1997, it was nice to choose paint/decals, a semi-custom frame and the ability to specify components. But what sold me on the Co-Mo was after riding a Trek (briefly) and a Santana (many days, many miles) their slogan of 'rides almost like your single' was almost true - or at least truer than with the others. I have a '98 Cappuccino.
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    $2k sound like a smokin' deal. You've just devalued all of our old bikes.

    Have fun!

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    I think the beauty of getting a great deal on a used bike is that your expectations can be more realistic. If you pay a lot for an item, you expect it to be great and you look for the greatness in it (cognitive dissonance I think psychologists call it).

    For single bikes, I have been on the hand-me-down track from one of my co-workers. He likes to buy high-end bikes, ride them for a while, take really good care of them, upgrade to the latest and convince me to buy his old bike.

    I bought his 5 year old Lemond Zurich steel bike with Ultegra components. I rode this bike quite a while and really liked it. He then offered me his next 5 year old Specialized S-Works Tarmac (carbon fiber) with Durace components. Before I bought it he told me many times that it was like going from a Chevy Vega to a Ferrari. I may have driven a Vega once back when they were new - they were a terrible car. I've never driven a Ferrari. However, he is a salesman and I am an engineer.

    Now the Tarmac is a nice bike but after riding it for a bit, it is still a bike. It doesn't compensate for the fact that I am getting older. If I just look down the road when I am riding, I'm not sure that I could tell you which bike I was on.

    After 12 years on a steel Co-Motion, we are preparing to "upgrade" to a very expensive carbon fiber Calfee. I have loved our Co-Motion. I will be interested to see if I think the Calfee is all that. It will likely be a better bike but probably not worth the cost difference. We're getting it because now we can afford it - not because we can cost-justify it.

    There's nothing like getting a great deal on a nearly-new big upgrade. Hopefully it exceeds your expectations!

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