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    Formerly Gordo Grande Rip Van Winkle's Avatar
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    Score! Check out my new old tandem!

    Sometimes good fortune just seems to find you.

    I’m posting this in C & L as well as in Tandems.

    I’ve been looking around for a cruiser-type tandem. I own a vintage Santana touring tandem, but my daughters aren’t big on drop handlebars and toe-clips, so I was looking for something more relaxed for them. A neighbor stopped by my house the other day, and said he had an old tandem I might be interested in.

    Voila! It was a late 60s or early 70s Columbia Twosome, 5 speed, with a drum brake/caliper brake combination. Check out that chrome. He restores vintage cars for a hobby, and I think he started working on this, and then got bored. He even threw in two brand new tires. Not bad for $150!

    This bike has a complete lubrication and some new chains in its future!













    Last edited by Rip Van Winkle; 03-09-10 at 11:06 PM.
    Rip van Winkle slept for 20 years, and when he awoke, all the bikes had changed!

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    Senior Member foamy's Avatar
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    That old gem is quite the score. Post some more photos when you have it to your satisfaction. I'd be interested to see it. Oh, and how your daughters get along with it.
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    Formerly Gordo Grande Rip Van Winkle's Avatar
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    Thanks, Foamy. I'll definitely be posting some pictures of the finished product, but it's going to take a while. I've got soooo many projects I'm working on. This one is going to have to wait a few weeks.
    Rip van Winkle slept for 20 years, and when he awoke, all the bikes had changed!

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    The Arai drum brake is worth $60 alone on Ebay! :-)

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    Nice.

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    I'll double your money! Want to sell it )

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    Quote Originally Posted by RochMNTandem View Post
    I'll double your money! Want to sell it )
    No thanks. In fact, I would have probably given the guy twice what he was asking for it. This is exactly the kind of tandem that I've been looking for.
    Rip van Winkle slept for 20 years, and when he awoke, all the bikes had changed!

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