So we have our Calfee pretty much dialed in now, and think that it's a great bike.
BUT... we wanted to start doing some touring, and also do our errands/shopping on a tandem rather than half-bikes. So, I decided to bring our old 1990 Santana Arriva back to life!
I borrowed some parts for the Calfee build, so it will be a bit frankenstein for the time being. I need it all together fast for a trip we are taking soon, and want to do it on the cheap (hey this is the "beater tandem")!
- Frame/fork: Steel Santana Arriva 1" steer tube, newer replacement fork (threadless).
- Headset: Chris King (installed when we replaced the fork).
- Handlebars: Original (Cineli Giro d'Italia).
- Stems: Stoker is original fixed stem, Captain is Thomson X2 (installed with replacement fork)
- Wheels: Davinci rims, White Ind. hubs, 40h rear, 36h front (from our original upgrade build)
- Brakes: Shimano BR 550 (from our original upgrade build)
- Shifters: Original Suntour (set to friction mode)!!
- FD: Original Suntour (if I can find it, otherwise buy a new one)
- RD: Sram X-9 (Davinci modified version)
- Cranks: Original Suntour swap 32t inner for a spare 30t ring (creating 53/42/30)
- Brake levers: Original Shimano 600
- Cassette: Sram 9spd 11-32 (from our original upgrade build)
- Pedals: Spare look Keos (captain), Spare Shimano SPD (stoker)
- BBs: I think I have a couple extra IRD square tapers. (EDIT, need a wider one for the Stoker cranks).
- Saddles: we have some extras (will change out eventually)
- Seatposts: Originals (or spares)
- Cables: Have spares
- Rear rack: same one that has been there since we owned it.
The only thing I think I need is bar tape and this thing is ready to rock.
I need to have a bike that I am not afraid to lock up for several hours while we go hiking, running errands, etc... This fits the bill!