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Old 05-02-05, 01:45 PM   #1
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Official took the plunge!

Just ordered a new Burley Rivazza with the carbon fork option. $3200 +$300 for the fork option. 4-5 weeks until delivery. Can't wait.

Now the wife wants to go buy cycling gear. Woo hoo! Yes there is a god. My wife is actually, can you believe it excited about bike shops now.

Thanks for all you fine peoples posts. I have found a wealth of knowledge that has helped me choose the bike and the whole tandme experience.
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Old 05-02-05, 02:13 PM   #2
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Congratulations! I predict you will be enjoying that bike for a long time to come. What color did you order?
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Old 05-02-05, 02:13 PM   #3
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You'll be happy with the Burley. My wife and I bought a Paso Doble last fall and Burley definitely allowed us to buy more componentry for our money. Enjoy your new ride.
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Congratulations on your fine choice. Does the $3,200 price include the race options (Rolf wheels and carbon crank)?

Just talked to Burley not more than 15 minutes ago to get an update on my Tosa order. I ordered the tandem on April 4th and was told the estimated ship date is May 13th. We're also very excited to get our bike since I sold our old tandem sooner than expected.
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Just ordered a new Burley Rivazza with the carbon fork option. $3200 +$300 for the fork option. 4-5 weeks until delivery. Can't wait.

Now the wife wants to go buy cycling gear. Woo hoo! Yes there is a god. My wife is actually, can you believe it excited about bike shops now.

Thanks for all you fine peoples posts. I have found a wealth of knowledge that has helped me choose the bike and the whole tandme experience.
#1 tandem drawback: you now have to buy 2 of everything. Those $200 shoes didn't seem that bad...Now they're $400. New Pneumo helmets on sale for $100? Better make that $200. Don't forget pedals, and of course matching jerseys.

Enjoy!

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Check out the Kucharik website for some nifty tandem motif jerseys . . .
Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
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What color did you order?

Sunburst orange. (Kind of an orange and yellow mix)

Does the $3,200 price include the race options (Rolf wheels and carbon crank)?

No. Only base bike without the upgraded wheels, cranks or fork.

#1 tandem drawback: you now have to buy 2 of everything. Those $200 shoes didn't seem that bad...Now they're $400. New Pneumo helmets on sale for $100? Better make that $200. Don't forget pedals, and of course matching jerseys.

In the famous words of Homer J Simpson.... DOHHHHHH!!!

Check out the Kucharik website for some nifty tandem motif jerseys . . .

Gotta a link?
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Good Luck on the delivery time. Some friends ordered a Rivazza back in late February and Burley is telling them mid to late May for shipment (they were originally told 4-5 weeks also). Burley said they are totally swamped with orders. I guess lots of people have noticed the "bang for the buck."

If Burley is realizing a profit on these sales, hopefully this will pull them out of their financial dire straights!
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Congratulations, perhaps you can get someone to sing you the old Carly Simon song--"Anticipation".

Here is a direct link to Kucharik: http://www.kucharik.com/

Here is the source I got the link from : The Tandem Link

Maintained by our own Tandem Geek.

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When we ordered our Burley back in late January they told us 2 weeks. It ended up being closer to 3. Guess ordering before the weather starts to get nice has its advantages ...
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When I spoke to someone at Burley yesterday, I was told there will be aluminum tandems shipping on May 13th but none has shipped in a while. Hopefully, your friend's Rivazza and my Tosa are in that shipment.

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Somebody beat me to it and sent you the Kucharik link you needed.
Yes, they also have kid-sized tandem motif clothes!
Have several of their jersies; great quality, made in the USA since (-get this!-) the early 1930s!!!
Pedal on TWOgether!
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