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    Our Calfee is one year old today

    Time sure flies when you are having fun! One year ago today the Calfee frame and Fork arrived, I actually went to the Fed Ex facility to pick it up. It was ready to test ride by around 4:00 that afternoon.

    We now have 4,765 miles on the bike and are totally satisfied with it. We have ridden it in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida.

    I have changed out some components but the only items that have been replaced are two rear tires, one front tire and both chains.

    Wayne

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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    Happy Birthday to your Calfee . . .
    Now go do a special birthday ride TWOgether!
    Pedal on!
    Rudy and Kay/zonatandem

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    Tandem Vincitur Ritterview's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DubT View Post
    We now have 4,765 miles on the bike and are totally satisfied with it...I have changed out some components...
    Anything you learned, or would have done differently?

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    Happy Birthday too! I hope (know) we will be as happy with ours. Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Happy Birthday to your Calfee . . .
    Now go do a special birthday ride TWOgether!
    Pedal on!
    Rudy and Kay/zonatandem

    We did get out for a 20 mile ride this morning, we drove home from Daytona Beach yesterday (17 hours) so that was all we wanted. We plan to go further tomorrow.

    Thanks,

    Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritterview View Post
    Anything you learned, or would have done differently?
    I did have your and Tandemgeeks build sheets and I read everything I could on this board so I went into the build fairly well prepared.

    If the finances allowed I would start out with the Calfee Dragonfly and would also look carefully at the Lightning cranks with the new Ultegra chainrings. The Ultegra triple shifts extremely well.

    I am going to replace the primary chain with the CDX belt when it is available but other than that I would probably keep things like they are now.

    What about you, would you do anything different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdonterri View Post
    Happy Birthday too! I hope (know) we will be as happy with ours. Congrats
    When will you take delivery?

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    We picked it up April 13th. Seattles Best Lake Forest 5-12.jpg

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    Half Fast mwandaw's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdonterri View Post
    We picked it up April 13th. Seattles Best Lake Forest 5-12.jpg
    And we can tell you from personal experience that they ride their Calfee with enthusiasm!
    Not slow, not fast, but Half Fast!

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    Happy birthday!
    So glad to hear that you are enjoying the (s)miles!
    B. Gross
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