Well, this was our ride until 9days ago...
And here's our new ride...
And here's our new ride with a custom paint job and completely built...
It was an exciting build as well as my first tandem build. I've built tons of singles from frame to complete bike over the years but this was a first. Certainly took some patience. We rode it 30 some miles on it's maiden voyage and then did a 25mile hard time trial like effort a couple days ago( boy did it fly!), we'll roll for about 3hrs tomorrow and then rest in prep for it's maiden century ride this coming weekend, Reach the Beach from Portland OR to the coast.
Here are the build details:
Frameset- Tsunami 7005 Easton Aluminum with Ti boom
Fork- Alpha Q PRO-Z full carbon
Bar/stem- Easton EC70 full carbon
Bar tape- Fizik
Headset- Chris King
Brakes- Front, Campy Record
Rear, Avid road disc
Shifters- Campy Chorus carbon
Front/Rear derail- Frt, Record
Cassette- Custom Campy Record 12-29
Seatposts- Thompson Elite
Stoker bar/stem- Ritchey Biomax bar w/Control Tech adjustable stem and Fizik tape
Cranks- front, FSA SLK carbon w/external bearing
rear, Truvativ Elita w/FSA rings
Pedals- Crank Brothers Quattros, ignore the clips/straps in photo
Wheels- Rear, custom built 145mm White Ind 32spoke w/titanium freehub on a DT Swiss RR 1.2 rim, DT spokes w/alternating red/black nipples
Front, currently we're running the wheel from our old bike, a Campy Scirocco G3 design until I complete the new front build, a DT Swiss 240 hub and 1.1 28spoke rim built 2x
Tires- Conti 4000 25s
Saddles- Captain, Fizik Airone
Boss, WTB Deva
Custom Paint- Del @ Class Act Paint & Powder Inc
Custom decals- FastSigns
This bike was like going on a "Jenny Craig plan" for us as we lost a tad over 10lbs from the Santana and boy did we notice that on the climbs.
It'll be a fun bike for us and will never see more than maybe 500 to 800 miles a year as our singles will always be our primary rides getting close to 8000-10,000per year but we do love riding together "in unison".
The best part about the build was it only cost us $1050 out of pocket!!!!!! I had everything in my parts bins except the frame, rear wheel,Truvativ crank and the $200 paint job.
It's unique, fast, stiff, climbs very well and my wife says the ride is nothing but pure silky smooth. And yes, the steerer will lose about another inch for final fit.
By the way, the Santana will be for sale in about a week. It's currently Campy Record and I will be removing that and installing a Campy Veloce group. Anyone interested...?
Thanks for the look, take care and ride safe,