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    Gear Combo Guru Chris_W's Avatar
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    Photo Tour of Co-Motion Factory

    Head on over to BikeRumor.com to see a tour of the Co-Motion factory, including lots of pics of tandem tubes and frames under construction. This is just part 1 of a 3-part piece, so I'll post links to the other parts once they are available.

    Co-Motion-Shop-Tour-Waiting-for-Paint-600x197.jpg

    Part 2 is now available, on their in-house CNC machining.

    Co-Motion-Shop-Tour-CNCd-Drop-Outs-600x397.jpg

    And now Part 3, on painting.

    Co-Motion-Shop-Tour-Painted1-600x420.jpg
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    Have toured Co-Motion's splendid facility in Eugene, OR. right after it opened.
    Also checked out their shop way-back-when in a converted back-street garage in Eugene when they were just getting started with three of the owners as the only employees.
    Two of the three original owners are still working: Dan Vrijmoet and Dwan Shephard.
    As the saying goes: "they've come a long ways!!!"
    Owned one of their early custom tandems and put 57,000 miles on it.
    Great folks, great product!
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    Thanks for posting. Interesting.

    Sheldon

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    One of these days I'll have to stroll on over to their facility. It's such a long walk, though.

    It's interesting how few Co-Mo's I see locally. Then again, I don't see all that many tandems around here.

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    Gear Combo Guru Chris_W's Avatar
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    See Part 2 here.

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    Been to Co Motions plant three diffrent times over the years, had a guided tour two of the three times. It's a really nice facility and very well ran. We met the guys that built our last two Co Motions even had a blue print that had been signed by each of the guys that worked on the building of the tandem frame.

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    Gear Combo Guru Chris_W's Avatar
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    See Part 3, on painting, here.

    Attachment 297277

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    Interesting to see how the bike parts are built. I have not been to Co-Motion but I have been through the Serotta factory in Saratoga, NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurfDoctor View Post
    ... I have been through the Serotta factory in Saratoga, NY.
    Were there any tandems being built?


    (From NYC Bike Show, 1978)

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    I was there in 2002, and they were not building tandems at that time or haven't ever since as far as I know. That must be an old frame in the picture.

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    While I seriously doubt that my wife/stoker/navigator & myself will ever make it out to the factory, at least our frame & fork will. The "boat" was being shipped back to Eugene last week for a a strip & repaint, plus replacing a braze-on. We really hope to wow the GTR crowd in May. Thanks for posting the links.
    Jeff

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    I've been to the Co-Motion factory twice over the years. Both times got a warm welcome and a tour of the place. Great people there.
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    Love our Mocha. Will have to stop in the next time we're down there. Great Bike.

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