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Old 03-05-18, 09:37 PM   #1
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Custom alu. road tandem for 5'9" captain & 5'6" stoker

Hi folks LONG time no chat. Has been ages, but wanted to thank the various members here who graciously offered their advice and counsel when I was in process of getting my custom tandem built. Fast forward and it's time to move on to another project.

Asking price: $3,000.

Custom Tsunami tandem, Easton 7005 aluminum, designed around a 5í9Ē captain & 5í6Ē stoker w/combined weight around 310 lbs. (+/-). Geometry was intended for fast sporty day rides (see photo for full specs). Think of it as a luxury GT car.

Here's a thread I started for it back in the day which has some details, but the photobucket pics are blown out now.

This bike is in absolutely flawless condition, literally test ridden a total of maybe 10 miles or so around the neighborhood by myself or mechanic on a few occasions. The rims donít even have brake marks. Sadly, itís been a beautiful basement ornament, but Iíve enjoyed just admiring it for the craftsmanship and the fun I had in actually assembling it.

Paint is a gorgeous gloss black with pearl clear tint. Looks like regular glossy black for the most part but in the sunshine itís really a stunner.

Frame designed with future brake flexibility in mind depending on terrain: rear triangle can accommodate a disc brake (Edge 2.0 fork is setup for road caliper though). Rear triangle spacing is 135mm. Fork is an Edge 2.0 carbon, and I worked with them back in the day on specs and tandem capabilities to ensure it was proper (it is a more than capable fork in this application). The boom tube is HUGE and is all about power transfer

Parts highlights include Ultegra 6700 drivetrain, brakes & shifters, FSA Gossamer triple crank, handbuilt Velocity 32/32 spoke wheels w/stainless butted Wheelsmith spokes (built with Shimano Deore XT disc hubs; rear is disc), Pro Vibe 7S stem and traditional round bend bars (40), Fizik Aliante saddles & Fizik posts (w/Campy clamps), Control Tech adjustable stoker stem w/alu. bullnose bars, Chris King anodized black headset. Please note the bike does not come with cages or pedals.

As it sits, with rugged aluminum parts (no carbon other than the Edge 2.0 fork and one of the Aliante saddles has carbon rails) itís an impressive 30.2 lbs. You could easily shed 5+ lbs. off this with lighter wheels, cranks, bars and other do-dadís, and thatíd be quite something.

Sad to see it go, as it was a joy to work with Joe to build it some years ago (circa 2010), but the time has come to thin the herd and move it along for someone to enjoy actual adventures on it. I am 100% positive it will not disappoint.

Ideally youíre somewhat local to me and can come test ride it and take it home. Shipping would be a lot of money, but Iíd be willing to do that at your cost (I would have a local top notch shop handle that for you, shipping out of 06830, but Iím certain it wonít be inexpensiveófigure at least a few hundred bucks or so, fully insured). PM me for location specifics.

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Old 03-13-18, 11:05 AM   #2
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I just shipped a tandem from Miami to Philadelphia from $63 with bikeflights. Key to that low cost though was that the owner still had the box.
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