Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Tandem Cycling A bicycle built for two. Want to find out more about this wonderful world of tandems? Check out this forum to talk with other tandem enthusiasts. Captains and stokers welcome!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-15-06, 06:27 AM   #1
newbietotwo
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gary Fisher Gemini

Anybody know about this bike? Saw one for sale and ws thinking of buying it as a first tandem.
newbietotwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-06, 09:59 AM   #2
TandemGeek
hors category
 
TandemGeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 7,212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
While any original components may be a bit dated, the Fisher Gemini tandems had an outstanding (but heavy) frame and were well equiped when sold new. In fact, Bicycling Magazine named it one of its "Best of 89".

So, as far as a first tandem goes, it may work out just find.... depending on how you plan to use it and on what expectations you have for the bike. Again, the Gemini tandems are definitely not svelte roadsters and most came with mountain bike components. That said, we have some semi-retired friends who have been riding a slick-tired Gemini for as long as we've known them (6 years?). It's a 45-48lb beast with 7 or perhaps more recently 8 speed components and flat bars. However, they are both quite fit, spin a cadence around 120, and can stay with all of the faster sport/recreational teams on all but the climbs where the bike's heft works against their riding style.

I would put it in the same class as some of the really cool Ibis tandems, Specialized's DejaTwo, Burley's Rock 'n Roll, and other similar 80'-90's 26" wheeled steel enduro tandems, any of which would be a great first tandem for all but the teams who are looking for lightweight racing tandems.
TandemGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-06, 06:49 PM   #3
zonatandem
Senior Member
 
zonatandem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
Posts: 10,858
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Very nice machine for it's day and a bit rare . . . if it fits, it will make a great 1st time tandem!
zonatandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 AM.