Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
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Bob Davis had been contemplating scaling back his operations. With continued health issues he has decided to cease building tandems as of the end of 2007.
However, having been a decades long friend of Bob's we are sure he'll continue tinkering/inventing/improving things for us tandemers.
Asides of building some great and beautiful tandems/singles Bob was the first to come up with an adjustable carbon fiber stoker stem and with round carbon fiber stoker's handrest, along with other innovations.
We are a bit on the picky side when it comes to getting a custom twicer built, and Bob was able to oblige us 100%
We had the privilege of being 'test dummies' for some of Bob's ideas and he worked with us closely when we designed our own custom c/f tandem. We pushed him a bit on the idea of making us a one-of custom c/f rear rack too . . . and Bob came trough with flying colors!
We were so impressed with the tandem he built us that Rudy pestered him to build him a custom single. Busy as he was, he said he'd squeeze it in between tandem projects.
While we are sorry to see Bob cease his building operations, we do wish him well and better health in the future.
Thanks for your many contributions to better tandeming Bob!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
(Photo of Bob and Cheryl Davis on his first c/f prototype Zona tandem)