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Old 06-28-20, 09:26 AM
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custom frame bag

We made a new frame bag for our tandem.

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Old 06-29-20, 10:06 AM
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Nice integration with the frame!
Is that a Rodriguez? Or maybe Bilenky, given your PA location?

I just noticed the trillium decal on stoker's downtube, The double mitred diagonal at stoker's BB was also a clue that it's a Rodriguez.

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Originally Posted by tkramer View Post
Nice integration with the frame!
Is that a Rodriguez? Or maybe Bilenky, given your PA location?

I just noticed the trillium decal on stoker's downtube, The double mitred diagonal at stoker's BB was also a clue that it's a Rodriguez.
Yes Rodriguez, wow, you know tandems!
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We had the stoker compartment frame bag custom made; the others were off-the shelf. They give a lot of flexibility for 2-3 day trips.

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Hey, there's a Bilenky! Now I know that he favors the forward-the-BBs coupler placement, like Co-motion.

We visited Rodriguez a few years back on a San Juan Islands trip. Stayed in Seattle for a couple of days and rode around. We took the factory tour and hung around talking bikes. We also bought some jerseys and accessories. We saw a lot of Rodriguez riders everywhere we went. On the Seattle streets and ferries, in Anacortes, out on the islands. They have a solid following in the region but I'm surprised when one shows up far afield, only two that I know of here in SanDiego - both tandems. Likewise, the owner is surprised I've heard of Rodriguez.
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Originally Posted by tkramer View Post
Hey, there's a Bilenky! Now I know that he favors the forward-the-BBs coupler placement, like Co-motion.

We visited Rodriguez a few years back on a San Juan Islands trip. Stayed in Seattle for a couple of days and rode around. We took the factory tour and hung around talking bikes. We also bought some jerseys and accessories. We saw a lot of Rodriguez riders everywhere we went. On the Seattle streets and ferries, in Anacortes, out on the islands. They have a solid following in the region but I'm surprised when one shows up far afield, only two that I know of here in SanDiego - both tandems. Likewise, the owner is surprised I've heard of Rodriguez.
We bought a Rodriguez for one of the reasons you mentioned, the integrated/mitered diagonal tube with the stoker's BB. We were concerned about stoker flex when heavily loaded with camping gear. The frame is great, no flex when standing uphill with full gear or at higher speeds. We also wanted a Rohloff and Rodriguez has payed attention to many frame details specific to Rohloff. We toured the San Juans and the peninsula in 2018 when we bought the bike, very nice, esp. Lopez. We actually made the bag ourselves.
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