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Old 04-26-12, 04:13 PM   #1
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Show Pic's Of Your Diffrent Or Favorite Tandem You Have Owned

Show the Pic's of your diffrent or favorite tandems you have owned.. Plus my half Tandem He He!! Co Motion NorWester Tour.

Edited 12-10-12 added pic of our new 2012 model da Vinci Joint Venture 700

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Old 05-04-12, 06:16 PM   #2
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No photos available but have owned these tandems in the past 37 years:
1975 Follis 10 speed
1977 custom Assenmacher
1980s custom Colin Laing
1990s custom Co-Motion
2003 -til now:custom c/f Zona
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Old 05-04-12, 09:16 PM   #3
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First a Raleigh Coupe (not the cheap Companion model they sell now) then upgraded to a wonderful CoMotion Cappuccino with a three color fade paint job.
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Old 05-05-12, 06:05 AM   #4
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Here is a picture of our first and only tandem. 2012 Cannondale Road Tandem 2 in medium/small.
We only have 203 miles on it so far. We are starting to get smoother with the bike and each other.

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Old 05-05-12, 06:35 AM   #5
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Our favorite bike to just enjoy serious riding of technical trails.
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Old 05-05-12, 01:34 PM   #6
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1st tandem a new 2006 CoMotion Speedster (sold)

2nd tandem 1993 Santana Noventa Team (currenlty backup tandem)

3rd tandem 2000 Santana Arriva (converted)

4th tandem 650B tandem conversion from Arriva frame with Bilenky fork. (Current favorite)
This is slightly lighter than the Speedster and the lightest the group even with the cushy 38mm tires run at 80 psi., and front rack.







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Old 05-05-12, 03:13 PM   #7
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My love affair with tandem bicycles started back in around 1956, I built a single speed tandem that my younger brother and I rode all over Vincennes, Indiana. It had an idler to take up the sync chain slack, a few months later I rebuilt it and added an adjustable front bottom bracket to do away with the idler.

Over the years we have had an old Schwinn tandem an old Columbus and an old Gitane tandem. In 1989 we bought a new Santana Targa racing tandem that we rode for several years (wife and 3 of my 4 daughters all rode with me as well as my oldest son) we sold it in 2006 after a family tragedy and then in 2010 we bought a used 1989 Santana Visa and found out that we really enjoyed riding together. We rode that bike for a few months and placed an order for a new 2011 Calfee Frame and fork. I ordered all of the components and put it together in May of 2011. We have been riding it almost a year and have ridden nearly 4500 smiling miles. (I am still making changes to it)

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Rock Lobster

Our trusty steed for the last 25 years, just replaced with a new Cannondale RT2.

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Old 06-13-12, 05:49 AM   #9
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1995/96 Santana Arriva, 8/97 - 12/98 @ 5,500mi
Sold to a couple in El Paso, TX


1998 Custom Erickson Signature, 6/98 - Present @ 28,000mi


2nd hand 1998 Cannondale MT3000, 2/99 - 4/00 @ 600mi
Sold to a couple in Vermont


2nd hand 1998 Ventana El Conquistador, 12/99 - 5/02 @ 750mi
Sold to a couple in Sacramento, CA


2002 Custom Erickson Travel Tandem, 5/02 - 9/08 @ 6,500mi
Sold to a couple in Kentucky


2002 Custom Ventana El Conquistador, 6/02 - Present @ 800mi


2008 Custom Calfee Travel Tandem, 12/08 - Present @ 12,000mi


2nd hand 2005/08 Precision Triplet by Bushnell, 4/12 - Present @ 600mi
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Old 06-13-12, 07:06 AM   #10
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Only one tandem so far, but it's our favorite one!

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Old 06-13-12, 09:13 AM   #11
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This is a Gary Fisher tandem that we have had since 1981. Its has served us well over the years.
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My first and only tandem,

a 1990(-ish) Burley Duet


This was it's stock form. I later put on a pair of 8 speed 105 shifters and a pair of XT v-brakes.

Later sold because at the time I had no money to upgrade/ no way of transporting it. Also, it had a 76mm wide bb shell. No bueno.

That was in 2010 and ever since then I have really wanted another tandem. My girlfriend is starting to show more interest in cycling and she has said she would be on board for another. I am even contemplating thinning out the herd to raise money for one.

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Old 06-14-12, 04:40 PM   #13
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Our 1977 custom Assenmacher (put 64,000 miles on that one)
Our 1990s custom Co-Motion (56,000 miles)
Our 2003 custom Zona (currently 34,000+miles)
No photos of the Follis or the Colin Laing
Pedal on TWOgether!
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Here is our first tandem we bought second hand 21 years ago. I gave it a repaint and modernized some of the componentry about a year ago. We have other tandems as well now but this is still our favorite.
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Nice looking updated Bob Jackson. 11 Speed Campy and what are the wheels?
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Our first tandem: 1992 Burley Duet.





Bike Friday which I rode with our daughter, and used to travel:

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I've only owned one other tandem - a Custom Riedel purchased second hand in 1997. The original owner indicated that he was one of the builders for Ibis and the tandem was built with custom Moron tubing. These are the pics from when I first got it. I changed a number of things on it - but my wife at the time never really enjoyed riding it so we sold it.



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Nice looking updated Bob Jackson. 11 Speed Campy and what are the wheels?
Thanks. They are Sram S80 wheels. We don't often use them though. Normally has Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels. Also the shifters are only 10 sp, but that is enough.
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Our venerable 1992 Burley Rock 'N Roll, which in its dotage is now our urban tandem. We ride it a mile or so into town for dinner or errands. Parking is now no problem. Flat pedals, and we wear street clothes.

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In order from most favorite to least favorite of those that are ride ready today. I also have a 1976 Jack Taylor Tandem frameset I'll be building up sometime in the future and which I don't have pictures.

2010 Bilenky Signature Tandem (won Best Road Frame at NAHBS 2010 and was reviewed in the Winter 2010 issue of Bicycle Quarterly)

Bilenky 650B Constructeur Tandem - First Ride - 13 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr

1984 Davidson Tandem

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Our first tandem: 1992 Burley Duet.





Bike Friday which I rode with our daughter, and used to travel:

Great bike pix! On the otherside; if you were to post more pix of your tandems with you in the pix...well I wouldn't mind at all!
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I think this one is our favorite

We have had a few tandems and I'll have to dig up some pictures, but this one has to be our favorite (for now).


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Our trusty steed for the last 25 years, just replaced with a new Cannondale RT2. Brent
+10; A captain with one arm around each of his two sweethearts. Looks like one lucky guy! Pedal on!
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Our second Rodriguez tandem:

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