Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 121
  1. #51
    I Like to Move It
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    st pete florida
    My Bikes
    santana tandem (Ultegra)
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    2012 Dodge Caravan

    caravan2.jpg

    caravan1.jpg

  2. #52
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,442
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We've transported our large Santana (25" captain, 23" stoker) in our 2007 Town n Country, but it was a tight fit with the 26 x 1 3/4" Marathon Plus tires on it, front/rear racks, etc.. Other than length, the seats and captain's bars also mandated that we lay it down and slide it in and then stand it up with care. Not that hard if two people work it, one leaning in a side door and one out back. Good thing that we don't need to transport it very often or I would get a carrier for on top of the roof rack.

  3. #53
    Senior Member IbisTouche's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Helsingør
    My Bikes
    1 Speedster & 2 Ibis Touche, 2 Thorn Raven Tour, 2 Thorn Audax mk III, Pedersen, Koga Roadchamp, Centurion Super Le Mans, GT Karakoram Elite, Motobecane Trainer, Mtobecane Inter tandem and 9 cycles (singlecoaster, 2 - 3 gear Torpedo)
    Posts
    70
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We usually have either one of our Ibis Touche or our Comotion Speedster in our Toyota 1999 Sportsvan. There is just room enough but we have to take the tandem wheels of and tie the rear derailleur up to do it.
    Last edited by IbisTouche; 02-02-14 at 07:01 AM.

  4. #54
    Tandem Mountain Climber
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Mateo, CA
    My Bikes
    Calfee Tandem, Custom CAAD9 BB30, 90 Santana Arriva Tandem, 02 CAAD4 errand bike, 87 Cannondale "Black Lightning"
    Posts
    4,090
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The 1985 Cressida Wagon we use to haul our tandem is almost back in commission with it's Lexus V8 swap (Engine, auto transmission, engine computer and gauge cluster all from a 1995 LS400).

    Here it is with NO exhaust system.

    http://youtu.be/bUS4mJfllkw

    Needs a driveshaft, exhaust system and a few other things before it's back on the road. As mentioned previously, fits our Calfee (on it's side) with only the front wheel removed!

  5. #55
    Tandem Vincitur Ritterview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Northern California
    My Bikes
    BMC Pro Machine SLC01, Specialized Globe, Burley Rock 'N Roll tandem, Calfee Dragonfly tandem.
    Posts
    3,199
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Tandem vehicle content on this thread:

    Need suggestion for vehicle to carry tandem

  6. #56
    babylon by bike Standalone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    New Haven, CT, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, Cargo, Tandem, Etc.
    Posts
    2,765
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Toyota Previa-- especially with one of the center row buckets removed. We're on our second one. Got the first for a dollar! Sold it for $650, at 250k miles, bought another that had 150k on it. Great cars!
    The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. Christopher Morley

  7. #57
    Tandem Vincitur Ritterview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Northern California
    My Bikes
    BMC Pro Machine SLC01, Specialized Globe, Burley Rock 'N Roll tandem, Calfee Dragonfly tandem.
    Posts
    3,199
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The 2014 Ford Transit debuted at the LA Auto Show. There are apparently two wheelbase lengths, so the stretch version ought to accommodate a tandem. Up to 30 mpg (my Honda Odyssey gets 20).




  8. #58
    Junior Member uaz04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Istria, Croatia
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Toyota Avensis Verso! We did not want a van or mini-van, but we did want to be able to travel with the tandem inside. We made a short list of possible vehicles, with the Mazda 5 high on that list, but in the end only the Toyota worked perfectly. Of the 7 seats, we removed the 2 in the rear and one from the mid-center section, so the stoker bars slide neatly between for support. The rear wheel does not intrude on our space up front, and even my very high seatpost fits easily inside. Toyota does not make this model any longer [and probably never sold it in the States], sadly.

  9. #59
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Iowa, USA
    My Bikes
    Surly LHT (weekend ride & touring), GT Outpost (commuting), Brompton M6R (Weekend tours that involve flying), Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo (family weekend ride & touring)
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Has anybody considered using a folding trailer to haul a tandem (or bicycles in general)?

    I have a 4x8 folding trailer with removable sides that I use for all sorts of things. It folds nicely up and gets winched upright against the wall with a hand winch. So it's a sweet and easy 1 person setup.

    I'm pondering to use two fork mounts to haul a tandem and a regular bike with it. The biggest issue is that the fork mounts have to be about 6 inches off the plywood because of front racks on both bicycles. Also I'd like to be able to fold the trailer with the fork mounts attached. I was thinking of adding some sort of metal pedestal on the front edge so it doesn't interfere with the fold. Not totally sure how to do it yet though.
    One man's adventure is somebody else's boring life. These are my adventures: http://adventurelaus.blogspot.com/

  10. #60
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Team Scandium
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I usually put the tandem on the Yakima roof rack on my '05 Subaru Legacy GT wagon for local trips. But for Cycle Oregon in September, it will go inside. I remove both wheels and lay it in. Passenger seat was moved forward some.
    Last edited by Carbonello; 03-28-13 at 08:29 PM.

  11. #61
    Tandem Vincitur Ritterview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Northern California
    My Bikes
    BMC Pro Machine SLC01, Specialized Globe, Burley Rock 'N Roll tandem, Calfee Dragonfly tandem.
    Posts
    3,199
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ford now lists the 2014 Transit Connect on their U.S. website.




    An article in the
    NY Daily News.

    It looks like the Transit Connect will fit a tandem, and if so it will be the among the most compact packages to do so. It is in between in size a Mazda 5 and a conventional minivan.

  12. #62
    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    My Bikes
    RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
    Posts
    11,446
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Second generation (FWD) Mazda MPV.
    One right down the middle.
    Traded in the MPV on a new Mazda 5 a month ago. Already miss the ease of rolling the Screamer or long wheelbase V3 right down the middle.
    Probably possible to fit our tandem inside somehow but works pretty well to load it on the roof - already had a Thule version of the Tandem Topper.
    The V3 does fit inside with a little effort. Very easy to put the short wheelbase V-Rex in the back with two rear rows of seats down.
    RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

  13. #63
    Cyclist- Bike 'n a half
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    My Bikes
    Custom S & S Bushnell Tandem, Eddy Merckx Ti
    Posts
    257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Odyssey Hybrid.JPG

    We carried 2 tandems and 4 people to GTR. Removed front wheels from both, rear pedals from ours, arranged ours rear first and the other front first and slid them in together between the middle seats.
    Last edited by regomatic; 05-27-13 at 01:56 PM.

  14. #64
    Hopelessly addicted... photogravity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Central Maryland
    My Bikes
    1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
    Posts
    4,654
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    This has probably been covered before, but I can't seem to find it after a quick search. My wife and I just purchased a Sprinter and we want to secure it in the van sitting upright with both wheels and fenders in place. What is out there that can hold a wheel or wheels and still keep the tandem from toppling over?
    --
    Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

    46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem

  15. #65
    Gear Combo Guru Chris_W's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Switzerland
    My Bikes
    Spec' Tarmac (road), Spec' Secteur Disc (commuter & tourer), Salsa Mamasita (MTB), CoMo Speedster (tandem), Surly Big Dummy (cargo), Airnimal (folder), a train pass, and NO car :)
    Posts
    2,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Since the thread title only says "vehicles" and not "automobiles", then let me suggest that trains are sometimes a great way to transport your tandem.

    My wife and I get all around Europe by bike and train; we've never owned a car - we have a basement full of bikes instead. The easiest trains to take a tandem on are those in which the bike storage area is designed to take bikes standing upright on the floor, rather than being hung vertically.

    In Switzerland, the best trains to choose are those marked as "IC" (Inter City), which are normally double-decker trains with a massive and easily accessible bike storage area, where a tandem can easily fit fully assembled without getting in any passengers' way. IR and ICN trains (the other long distance Swiss trains) are not so tandem-friendly (vertical bike storage area only). Long distance trains that come to or from outside the country (denoted TGV - France, ICE - Germany, CIS - Italy, RJ - Austria) normally have very special bicycle rules or don't take bikes at all. The local/regional trains are really variable, with the more modern ones typically having the most generous bike storage areas, but there is a lot of variability. One tandem bike needs two regular bike tickets/passes.

    To make life easier when taking a tandem on the train, it's always good to have at least one set of couplers in the frame so that you can split the bike in two and hang it vertically on two conventional bike hooks (which is much easier to do if the couplers are in front of the captain's seat tube and cranks rather than behind - so don't buy a Santana). Even if you get to the platform at the last second, and so you don't have time to split the bike into two, or the train arrives and is a different type to what you expect, then you can normally hop on with the complete tandem and break it in half in a couple of minutes once you are on the train to put it on two regular bike hooks. Expect lots of confused looks from other passengers when changing trains and so carrying a tandem that is split in two around the train station.

    Maybe I should start a new thread entitled "list of trains that can easily take fully-assembled tandems." However, it's good to expose the car-focused people who are reading this thread to other ideas.
    Last edited by Chris_W; 07-05-13 at 03:15 PM.

  16. #66
    Tandem Vincitur Ritterview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Northern California
    My Bikes
    BMC Pro Machine SLC01, Specialized Globe, Burley Rock 'N Roll tandem, Calfee Dragonfly tandem.
    Posts
    3,199
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    ...we want to secure [the tandem] in the van sitting upright with both wheels and fenders in place. What is out there that can hold a wheel or wheels and still keep the tandem from toppling over?
    It is more usual to have a fork mount, as it makes the tandem shorter, and the fork is a easy and secure mounting mechanism. For fork mount there is the Saris Traps Triple Tracks. These do not need anchoring, but generally stay where you put them if on a flat surface. It is nice with the Saris that you can easily place or remove the rack from the back of your car.



  17. #67
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    23
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We need the Nissan NV350 in the US!
    http://www.autoevolution.com/news-g-...tos/63221.html

  18. #68
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We used a suburban to carry our santana arriva. We had to angle it as the seats were too high to fit straight up, and then lay it down with the stoker bars against the side. Also had to turn the front wheel sideways to get the doors to close. This is with the back seats folded down.

  19. #69
    Senior Member jberenyi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    West Haven, Utah
    My Bikes
    Lynskey Level 3 Custom, De Bernardi SLX, Felt F1C, Burley Duet Tandem
    Posts
    501
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My 1999 Suburban with the third seat out and other seats down fits it real nice. I have a Burley Duet with 700c wheels and they all stayed on the frame.

  20. #70
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Iowa, USA
    My Bikes
    Surly LHT (weekend ride & touring), GT Outpost (commuting), Brompton M6R (Weekend tours that involve flying), Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo (family weekend ride & touring)
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anyone managed to get two tandems and four people inside a reasonably sized vehicle? My wife got the idea that it might be possible with the Honda Odyssey when the only the narrow third row seat is up and only the seat on the same side of the 2nd row is installed. I'm not sure if you can pack two tandems close enough to each other without major modifications (i.e. turning handle bars). The other question is if the Kids really would like to ride back there like this.
    14169d1359148950-pics-2nd-row-captains-chairs-slid-together-2010_honda_odyssey_brochure_seat_con.jpg
    PS: Tandem for me includes fenders, front and rear rack. Just in case it's to simple.
    One man's adventure is somebody else's boring life. These are my adventures: http://adventurelaus.blogspot.com/

  21. #71
    Senior Member Paul J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Lancaster County PA
    My Bikes
    1982 Eddy Merckx Campy Super Record, 1995 Eddy Merckx 10 sp Campy Centaur, DiamondBack Axis TT, Bushnell Tandem
    Posts
    353
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Has anyone tried a tandem in the new Honda CRv? On long trips we have taken the wheels and saddles (stoker bar come off with captain's saddle) and it fits laying down in our TSX with the seats folded down. I think we could do the same with the new CRv or maybe we could create a way to attach front and rear at te dropouts and slide it in. I measured the Crv and it is 68 inched from the back of the front seats to inside the lip of the rear hatch. Thoughts?
    1982 Merckx Campy Super Record, 1995 Merckx Campy Centaur 10, DiamondBack Axis TT, (set-up as city bike), Bushnell Tandem

  22. #72
    Tandem Vincitur Ritterview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Northern California
    My Bikes
    BMC Pro Machine SLC01, Specialized Globe, Burley Rock 'N Roll tandem, Calfee Dragonfly tandem.
    Posts
    3,199
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul J View Post
    Has anyone tried a tandem in the new Honda CRv? I measured the Crv and it is 68 inched from the back of the front seats to inside the lip of the rear hatch. Thoughts?
    I've measured a bunch of crossovers for fitting a tandem, the goal being that the tandem is upright down the center, attached to a fork mount at the rear, with the rear wheel poking in between the two front seats. This requires a middle row center aisle, such as with two captain's seats. There is generally a console between the two front seats in a crossover which forms a barrier to the rear wheel short of the needed length. The solution must be to modify the console with a slot to allow the frontward passage of the tandem's rear wheel. The length needed for my Large/Medium Calfee is 86 inches.

    I've collected some pics in a set here, when I visited the San Jose Auto show with tape measure, and a cardboard representation of the front of a tandem.

    This is a Honda CRV interior. If it is 68 inches from the back of the front seats, the rear tandem wheel would be near the dashboard. A tandem might be shoehorned in a CRV, but it is not the crossover to choose for the purposes of tandem transport.


  23. #73
    Senior Member Paul J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Lancaster County PA
    My Bikes
    1982 Eddy Merckx Campy Super Record, 1995 Eddy Merckx 10 sp Campy Centaur, DiamondBack Axis TT, Bushnell Tandem
    Posts
    353
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ritterview View Post
    I've measured a bunch of crossovers for fitting a tandem, the goal being that the tandem is upright down the center, attached to a fork mount at the rear, with the rear wheel poking in between the two front seats. This requires a middle row center aisle, such as with two captain's seats. There is generally a console between the two front seats in a crossover which forms a barrier to the rear wheel short of the needed length. The solution must be to modify the console with a slot to allow the frontward passage of the tandem's rear wheel. The length needed for my Large/Medium Calfee is 86 inches.

    If it is 68 inches from the back of the front seats, the rear tandem wheel would be near the dashboard. A tandem might be shoehorned in a CRV, but it is not the crossover to choose for the purposes of tandem transport.
    Thanks Ritterview, we were thinking with both wheels off which I think it would if on it's side with everything attached but wheels though if I were to stand it up in a mount connecting at the dropouts I'm not sure if the handle bars would extend too far beyond the wheel-base measurement. I was thinking of getting some type of "runner" that I could set the bike on and then slide it into the vehicle laying on it's side, but I think we will need to do a little more measuring and vehicle consideration. Our problem is hauling the tandem is a fairly small part of the use of the car. Thanks I'll keep you posted.
    1982 Merckx Campy Super Record, 1995 Merckx Campy Centaur 10, DiamondBack Axis TT, (set-up as city bike), Bushnell Tandem

  24. #74
    Hook 'Em Horns
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    My Bikes
    Mine: Paul Taylor Custom 66cm, Rivendell custom 68cm, '75 Eisentraut Touring 69cm, 68cm track frame of indeterminate origin, '92 Cannondale M500. Ours: '93 Burley Duet tandem XL. Hers: L Mercier Sora thingy
    Posts
    284
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anyone tried a Kia Rondo? I'm about to buy my first (used) tandem after many tens of thousands of miles on single bikes. I have gotten 20 8 foot 2x4s in my Rondo by folding down both the back seats and the passenger seat, and positioning them diagonally. I'm pretty sure it will work this way with the tandem but I need to be able to carry the stoker also (my new wife) so I was hoping it might go straight in. Definitely got a little sticker shock pricing out the Yakima solution for tandems not to mention the effects on aerodynamics and gas mileage.

  25. #75
    Senior Member Paul J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Lancaster County PA
    My Bikes
    1982 Eddy Merckx Campy Super Record, 1995 Eddy Merckx 10 sp Campy Centaur, DiamondBack Axis TT, Bushnell Tandem
    Posts
    353
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul J View Post
    Thanks Ritterview, we were thinking with both wheels off which I think it would if on it's side with everything attached but wheels though if I were to stand it up in a mount connecting at the dropouts I'm not sure if the handle bars would extend too far beyond the wheel-base measurement. I was thinking of getting some type of "runner" that I could set the bike on and then slide it into the vehicle laying on it's side, but I think we will need to do a little more measuring and vehicle consideration. Our problem is hauling the tandem is a fairly small part of the use of the car. Thanks I'll keep you posted.
    We got the CR-V as it was a good vehicle for us with or without fitting the tandem. It is a little short but does fit our bike with the wheels off as I was expecting but laying down with the handle bars toward the back the derailleur comes just up a little between the seats. Do great but better the our car fit. We only need to take the wheels off and it slides right in.
    1982 Merckx Campy Super Record, 1995 Merckx Campy Centaur 10, DiamondBack Axis TT, (set-up as city bike), Bushnell Tandem

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •