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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    Hokitika Tandem????

    Anyone have any info on Tandems East new tandem Hokitika?
    Apparently frame is USA-built and priced as 'affordable'.
    Hokitika is an area on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island, one of Mel and Bar's favorite New Zealand tour spots.
    Tandems East is doing another one of their popular Tandem Demo Days and Ride, May 28/29 this year in New Jersey.
    Will have over 70 tandems on display/test.
    TandemsEast.com or TandemWiz@aol.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Tandems East is doing another one of their popular Tandem Demo Days and Ride, May 28/29 this year in New Jersey.
    Pretty sure it's March 28th & 29th. Scheduled guest speakers include Dwan Shepherd from Co-Motion and Rolf Dietrich of Rolf Wheels. I want to say there were others, but off-hand I can't recall.

    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Anyone have any info on Tandems East new tandem Hokitika?
    Hokitika is an American made tandem frame by Tandems East which they will debuting at their '09 expo and will be featured in their '09 catalog. It is an affordable cromoly road tandem in 6 basic color choices with hand-built wheels featuring their "Ride 2" components. One of the main features is a generous rear stoker compartment of 28.75", a set of full braze ons including pump peg, chain hanger, disc adapter or Arai drum, stoker control of either brake, fender and rack braze ons. Comes in 3 sizes or custom. Priced yet to be determined but targeted to come in under $3000.00.
    Last edited by TandemGeek; 09-23-09 at 05:56 PM.

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    Just received the Tandems East Newsletter
    Seminars will only be on Saturday March 28th
    Start at 12:00 noon and end at 5:30
    Guest speakers as follows;
    Dwan Sheppard – C0-Motion
    Rolf Dietrich – Rolf Prima
    Brian Davis – daVinci
    Jeff Baker – master personal trainer
    Bill Speckman – Your Cycling Italia
    Eric Smith – Cane Creek
    Mel Kornbluh - himself


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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    Yup, date is MARCH 28/29 although the front sheet miss-states what year (2008) but correct year on page 2 . . .
    Proofreading is becoming a lost art (me included) and spellcheck does not help in this case.
    At under $3,000 Mel's housebrand could well fill in a gap that Burley and Trek's tandem demise created. Mel and Barb have their finger on the pulse of the tandem market . . . we wish 'em luck!
    Pedal on TWOgether!
    Rudy and Kay/zonatandem

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    Just a little off track here but we wish Mel the best with this Tandem .... ' a good man that knows his business that has treated me (just another guy on the phone taking up his time) very well. He does what he says..when he says he will, sold us stuff that worked exactly as he said it would. Gave us quality at a fair price. There are some others out there like him, just not nearly enough.

    Bill J.

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