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Old 01-29-08, 05:28 AM   #1
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Triplet on Order with Precision Tandems!

On order:

* Bushnell aluminum frame (with unique feature of ovalized top tube)
* XTR rear derailleur
* DA front derailleur
* DA STI
* FSA Gossamers Cranks (175/172.5/170)
* IRD 11/32 cassette - 10 speed
* Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon fork
* DA front caliper brake
* Avid BB7 203mm rear disk brake
* 700c Velocity Dyad 40/48 wheels
* White Industries Hubs
* Salsa skewers
* Santana carbon handle Bar (Ergo & Aero Flat Top)
* Chris King headset
* Modolo Bull Horns for stokers
* Wireless Flight Deck Computer
* Terry Butterfly saddles for stokers
* Fizik Arione saddle for captain
* Speedplay X5
* 28mm Continental Ultra Gatorskins
* 7 x Bontrager Race Lite cages
* 7 x Camelbak Podium bottles
* 2 color fade paint
* 3 way intercom
* Parking stand

Plus:
* 3 x matching Kucharik jerseys
* 3 x matching Velowear shorts
* 3 x matching Giro Atmos
* Receiver/hitch/trailer to transport

I started emailing the major retailers in July 2007 for this bike. Mark Johnson of Precision Tandems http://www.precisiontandems.com/index.html replied back to the many, many emails answering every question with large 300-500 word replies - and I asked a lot of questions.

I need to thank TandemGeek and Zonatandem for their mentorship and answers to numerous questions.

Summer 2008 is gonna be great!
AA6

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Old 01-29-08, 11:29 AM   #2
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Congratulations.

Please report how you like the rig once you ride it. Also, how well to 40h front wheel handles.
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Old 01-29-08, 01:33 PM   #3
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Was that your triple I saw on the Bushnell site? Full size captain and two small stokers? Very clean looking machine.
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Old 01-29-08, 02:54 PM   #4
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Was that your triple I saw on the Bushnell site? Full size captain and two small stokers? Very clean looking machine.
I just looked on the Bushnell site (http://www.bushnelltandems.com/) and I don't see any triples.
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So, that would be a Precision Triplet by Bushnell? Either way, it should be a great ride. Congrats.
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All American 6 on an all-American Bushnell triple!
Congratulations . . . sounds great! Let us know when you get it and how it handles!
Who says "three's a crowd?!" Enjoy the ride!
Pedal on into 2008!
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Old 01-30-08, 06:29 AM   #7
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Congratulations.

Please report how you like the rig once you ride it. Also, how well to 40h front wheel handles.
Will do. I don't return to the States until early June. I'll post pics and review then. I wanted the Rolf Tandem wheels, but I was scared to put my family on them. I think the Dyads will give us trouble free miles for a long time.

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Just a quick pic. It's about ride time!
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Very nice looking bike. What will be your method of transport for the bike?

I assume you are still deployed, stay safe.
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Very nice looking bike. What will be your method of transport for the bike?

I assume you are still deployed, stay safe.
A Harbor Freight trailer. There's not a roof top rack system for my car.


Thanks for the thought. 411 days down. 29 days to go! (trip #2)

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My brother is at 520 down and ~30 to go!

I hope the bike gives you some space to decompress. My family and I thank you for your service. Although, in the end it is still "Beat Army"!
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Outstanding Bike ...you did it right! Congratulations.

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