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Old 05-26-12, 01:23 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-26-12, 02:50 PM   #2
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Happy Birthday to your Calfee . . .
Now go do a special birthday ride TWOgether!
Pedal on!
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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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Old 05-26-12, 06:02 PM   #4
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Happy Birthday too! I hope (know) we will be as happy with ours. Congrats
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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,

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Old 05-26-12, 07:44 PM   #6
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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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When will you take delivery?
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We picked it up April 13th.
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We picked it up April 13th.
And we can tell you from personal experience that they ride their Calfee with enthusiasm!
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Happy birthday!
So glad to hear that you are enjoying the (s)miles!
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