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Old 09-12-21, 01:58 PM
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Finally! The stars aligned and we got our new Co Motion Java out for a good ride!

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Old 09-13-21, 09:05 AM
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Lovely tandem - how did it handle on your ride? What size wheels and tires do you have there? Also, I have to ask - how did you decide on the festive color scheme?
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Old 09-13-21, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mbliven View Post
Lovely tandem - how did it handle on your ride? What size wheels and tires do you have there? Also, I have to ask - how did you decide on the festive color scheme?
Thank you!

The Java handles like a dream! This captain is still working on tight turns, it's long and handles tight turns like the QE2, it's just a learning-curve (LOL).

It's running WTB Venture TCS 700c on CliffHanger 700c wheels; these tires will be great for our first big adventure: The Filthy 50 (weather permitting, the stoker is not stoked for the 'filthiest' 50 - the captain will ride a single if the weather is nasty)

The colors were the stoker pick, these are her favorite gemstones' colors, and we called this Java our 30th anniversary gift (much more fun than of a ring).

BTW - This is our first 'real' tandem, we have a '65 Schwinn Twinn that has never done a ride over 10 miles.

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Old 09-13-21, 12:27 PM
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Well, enjoy the Filthy 50. That looks like a pretty fun event, with the mix of gravel and pavement and the rolling hills. I hope you get cool overcast conditions, but no rain!
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Old 09-15-21, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
BTW - This is our first 'real' tandem, we have a '65 Schwinn Twinn that has never done a ride over 10 miles.
Congrats on the Co-Motion! It's great to see you in the tandem forum, too!

BTW, I used to work in this building shortly after it was constructed:
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