My captain, also my fiancť, and I while discussing our upcoming wedding, no date has been set yet, have come to the conclusion that we want to get a new tandem as a wedding gift to ourselves. The wedding will be small and since weíre both fairly established and donít need much in the way of gifts we are asking people to donate towards our tandem fund to supplement the money we are saving for the bike instead of giving gifts. Anyway while deciding how we were going to build up our own bike I got to thinking about the variety of opinions on this forum. I thought it could be interesting to ask if you could design your own tandem from the frame up what frame builder you would use, what components you would use etcetera? For those of you who have done it what have you learned and what would you change? For those of you who havenít let your imaginations run wild.