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Old 05-20-23, 09:56 PM
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According to Ernesto’s handlers, there are less than ten tandems…

And I just bought one of them.





the fork is a tandem Fork but not a Colnago Tandem fork.

phil wood hubs and BBs. (Not used to using “bottom bracket” as a plural.

this will be fun.

now to make some friends.
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Originally Posted by daverup
More pics plz
+ 1 on this.
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Your wish….




I know nothing about Chorus. I might back date these with NR or SR because I have parts.

I think the cranks are T.A. Might put these on the market or trade.

Phil Wood. Kinda annoyed because the tandem parts in my spare parts bin include some NOS tandem specific Campy hubs. But I see no reason to swap out Phil Woods.

This BB looks wider than 70mm

Finding a colnago Tandem fork will be impossible. Maybe I find a suitable tandem fork without branding.

TAs, right?
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Think that might be a Gipiemme triple, it's not a TA.
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Robvolz Thanks for the pics! That blue is very nice!
At least the fork is Italian..
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Originally Posted by Robvolz
Your wish…. I know nothing about Chorus. I might back date these with NR or SR because I have parts.

I think the cranks are T.A. Might put these on the market or trade.

Phil Wood. Kinda annoyed because the tandem parts in my spare parts bin include some NOS tandem specific Campy hubs. But I see no reason to swap out Phil Woods.

This BB looks wider than 70mm

Finding a colnago Tandem fork will be impossible. Maybe I find a suitable tandem fork without branding.

TAs, right?
Originally Posted by C9H13N
Think that might be a Gipiemme triple, it's not a TA.
If those cranks are right and working well, I think you would be well advised to leave them, it can be very tricky sometimes getting chainlines and the BB's correct when you start swapping around.

If that fork fits ok and works, I would explore ways to camouflage the Benotto, maybe fill and paint the top flat part and carry on.
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You are correct!!

much respect for Gipemme. They will stay.
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That stoker handlebar set up does not look good to me.
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Glad to see the stoker seatpost moves. IT was so low on the first picture that I got nervous.
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That stoker handlebar set up does not look good to me.
I have two tandems and have struggled to find comfortable handlebars for the stoker. The most comfortable ones are butterfly bars that are limited in adjustment so they don’t impede the captain.

What I would give to have a Colnago tandem!
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no.

Its not for sale. I bought it,

but I'll take any photos you want. I will be trading out some parts.

My friend Bob, formerly of Bilinky is going to make a new Colnago themed stem.(stoker)
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Originally Posted by Robvolz
now to make some friends.
I recommend riding past any local establishment on Ladies' Night.
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do I need one of those shirts (printed on the back):

"if you can read this, the _ _ _ _ _ fell off?"
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Robvolz Thanks for the pics! That blue is very nice!
At least the fork is Italian..
Dave, I'm colorblind.

Brown and purple are the same to me. Depending on the hue, red can look like green. The city of Spokane should be ashamed of themselves for their horizontal stoplights.

Blue I can see. And I hate blue.

I'm going to fix this as quick as I can so we can go riding, but maybe over winter she changes color.

Leaning towards Molteni Orange (After all, I found the mother paint code from 70's Lancia) and doing it sort of retro like the 74 Colnago hanging in RiverCity Bike Shop (it would say Colnago, not Merckx)

or

Full on Superismo Decor with fades and airbrushing….

Trying to find more history on it to determine if I should backdate it or make it more modern.

The guy I bought it from was America's top Mt Bike racer for a couple years and traded some of his free bikes for it to a shop for it. That shop told him it was a Colnago Team Tandem, but that doesn't make any sense to me at all.

If this bike was made for the Olympics or track, well that doesn't make sense either having a derailleur hanger / dropouts and all the cable guides. I'm often wrong (hourly, but Gugie is quick to correct me, so thank god for that) but I think 1980 was the last year Tandem's appeared in the Olympics. I know very little about the World Championships.

I'm guessing it was a custom order.

Ironically, if he didn't sell it to me, the other person who wanted it (really really bad, I might add) was Moto GP Champion road racer, Max Biaggi. My buddy did not want to deal with the packing and shipping at any price, so he lowered his price to the point I could buy it, have paid a local frame builder (TI, Breadwinner, Vanilla) to dismantle it and make it into a Mixte and I'd still be ahead financially.
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Did someone mention an orange mixte?

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