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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Vintage tandems...

    This just arrived today... a 1976 Gitane that is in remarkably nice shape and was a one couple bike.

    Looks like the original rear wheel was replaced with a 27 inch Weinmann concave that appears to be virtually unused.

    Now... if it was only a 55cm frame.



    I know a couple here who need a new tandem and this might fit the bill... my friend's wife is blind so cannot ride solo and their current tandem is a bike shaped object that needs replacing.

    My friend is a monster of a man who would fit a 58 cm frame quite well.

    Have set it up without rear bars and had to move the saddle all the way down so I could test drive it as I work through the servicing.... nice to find that the eccentric was not welded into place and was adjustable.

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    Tandem Vincitur Ritterview's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Now... if it was only a 55cm frame.
    There is a very sweet looking Campy-endowed Pogliaghi available in Vancouver with a 55 frame.

    Vintage Pogliaghi Tandem 55cm/55cm



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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Amazingly... my crab apple tree also grows bicycles and am hoping this one ripens into a shade of British racing green.

    It is sized to perfection and is almost like it was custom made for me.


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    Some great lookin' retro twicers!
    So who built that blue one hanging from your apple tree?
    Interesting design to say the least!
    Pedal on TWOgether!
    Rudy and Kay/zonatandem

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    Tandem Vincitur Ritterview's Avatar
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    Thanks for resurrecting the thread, zt.

    That Pogliaghi I find intriguing, it would be just the thing to take to the L'Eroica. I like the vintage Campy, but note that it has a double rather than triple (and L'Eroica has some steep climbs!) Would it be a huge project to fit it with a vintage Campy triple?

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