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Old 05-24-10, 05:25 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-24-10, 06:08 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-28-10, 10:54 PM   #3
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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!
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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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