Got the first picture of our custom Calfee tandem frame being built! Dosen't look like much right now but it should be light and comfy.
Completion is scheduled for mid April and the frame will be kept in the nude finish with white decals and an ENVE 2.0 fork. The frame will have the rear disc caliper mount should we decide later to add disc. Also sticking with the tandem standard 145mm spacing to fit true tandem spec wheels and clearance for 28mm tires.
The rest of the build up includes;
Ultegra 6703 levers with Gore cables
Ultegra tandem crankset 170x170 with 52/42/30 rings
Ultegra front derailer
XTR 11x34 cassette
Ultegra SPD-SL carbon pedals
Ultegra rear derailer
DuraAce dual pivot caliper brakes
FSA carbon K-force compact drop bars with Lizard Skin DSP tape
FSA carbon K-Force Light seat posts holding our favorite Specialized Roubaix seats
FSA OS150 captain stem
Co-Motion adj stoker stem
Chris King head set
Gates belt drive with 69t sprockets
Continental GP4000S in 700x25mm tires
We're also going to fit the Topolino True Black wheels that DubT and his wife likes so much for the light weight and comfortable ride.
Mike Moore has been great to work with and helped keep it under 10k.
We didn't go gram pinching on most components but leaned toward reliable quality parts that didn't break the bank. Many of our selections were based on recomendations posted here. We were mainly interested in being comfortable on a lighter bike than our KHS for our favorite hilly century rides here in California.