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Old 02-17-12, 12:04 PM   #101
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We carry one spare tandem brake and one shift cable with us. 20,000 miles and have never used them but weight is not much for the insurance factor.

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Old 02-17-12, 04:27 PM   #102
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Done! Will take better pics in the daylight, if it stops raining. Was just so happy to finish I wanted to at least post something.

Looks good! What is the final weight?
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Old 02-17-12, 05:03 PM   #103
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assuming my scale works, final is 31.3 lbs. wanted to hit sub-30 and thought i would based on build kit and published weights of things, but oh well. other than fork and shift blades being carbon, everything else is metal of some sort. nothing was bought with weight savings in mind--durability & budget came first. i'm sure i could shave a lot just on wheels/tires alone (these things are hefty), but for now, i'm quite happy with the setup. a few pounds on this bike makes zero difference to me at this point. maybe in another year or two i'll get the itch to lighten it some.
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Old 02-17-12, 07:11 PM   #104
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.....'been following this thread for nearly two years, Congrats on staying with the project and getting it ready to ride....now its time to enjoy! Looking forward to your first long ride report.
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Old 02-18-12, 09:22 AM   #105
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thanks--i've been living this thread for two years!

this tandem forum has been invaluable in helping me get it done. wouldn't have been able to do it without a lot of folks' suggestions & help here.

am looking forward to getting this machine out there and enjoying the sights indeed.

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Old 03-13-12, 01:35 PM   #106
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Sunshine, finally....





You can somewhat see the pearl tint here on headtube sparkling in the sun.

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Old 03-13-12, 02:49 PM   #107
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That is a beautiful and clean looking bike! If you haven't already, you may want to add some paint protectors to the area where the brake and shifter cables run alongside the head tube. You don't want to dull that shiny paint.

I love the bike!!
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Old 03-13-12, 05:31 PM   #108
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Bumping to change the thread title.
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