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Old 04-22-13, 09:33 AM
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Frame is columbus nobium tubing from Nova. Fork is from a buddy that owns Fezzari bikes. Because the team weighs in at just over 200lbs I wasn't concerned about failure of fork or wheels. I bought a duraace bike off the classifieds for $800 bucks. Used all the components on this build. Found another crank online for $125 and a set of road bars for the stoker. Getting the rear triangle set up was the hardest part. Getting clearence for the connecting chain ring and clearance for the tire took some mock up but I think it was worth it. A couple of carbon seat posts and bars and some light pedals in the rear would drop a couple of pounds. I think the frame weighs in without BB at just over 6lbs.
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Old 04-22-13, 03:55 PM
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MSC Zion tandem in stock configuration: 19.3 kgs. This bike is going to be heavily modified (essentially: stripped to a bare frame) with a Fox 36 Talas fork, Hope Evo Pro II hubs with Notubes Arch EX rims, Hope V4 brakes and a Middleburn crankset. Don't know if it's going to be lighter that way but all these goodies are just plain nice

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Old 04-23-13, 11:34 AM
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I built it out of Columbus Nobium tubing from Nova. Found a duraace bike on the classifieds for $800 and used the components to build it up. Extra crank set $125, had a set of handlebars. Friend that owns Fezzari got me the carbon fork. So my cost to build this up was about $1400.00 Head tube is 1.125 . Engineering the drive train to the right side was tricky but it allowed me to use normal cranks. Size is really small. 17" rear seat tube with the seat almost all the way down. My wife is about 5'2" so the front is pretty small as well.
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Old 04-23-13, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dubbelop View Post
MSC Zion tandem in stock configuration: 19.3 kgs. This bike is going to be heavily modified (essentially: stripped to a bare frame) with a Fox 36 Talas fork, Hope Evo Pro II hubs with Notubes Arch EX rims, Hope V4 brakes and a Middleburn crankset. Don't know if it's going to be lighter that way but all these goodies are just plain nice

Surprising thing is that it's already 8 lbs lighter than the Burley that started this thread.
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Old 04-29-13, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
As I posted before, our '82 Peugeot is 40lbs. We've ridden it over 2000 miles since last October. Our typical day is between 40 and 60 miles, our longest 72 miles. I can't say I'd know what a 28lb tandem feels like, but we are sure enjoying ours.
Jim, that's a good weight for an old bike. Our 1993 Trek T200 is 20.38kg or 45 pounds with:
-- heavy rear rack (that came with the baby seat)
-- mudguards
-- four bottle cages
-- minipump
-- Thudbuster
-- computer
-- (and pedals!).

Easy lightness to be found in mudguards, stoker seatpost and rear rack, would probably get us to 40 pounds for free. After that... big bucks & better to buy a new bike I think.

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Old 05-21-13, 06:40 PM
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We just took delivery on a Co-Mo Colorado Supremo w/couplers. This custom order has the full Supremo groupo, except that it is equiped with discs front and back, which dictates a slightly heavier CF fork. The couplers, and the tubing for them, adds quite a bit of weight. Total weight without pedals or cages is right on 35#. I think that's darned good for a coupled bike that is set up for touring. It also has a flame out paint job that has the same morale boost as losing another 5#.
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Old 05-21-13, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jmmorford View Post
We just took delivery on a Co-Mo Colorado Supremo w/couplers. This custom order has the full Supremo groupo, except that it is equiped with discs front and back, which dictates a slightly heavier CF fork. The couplers, and the tubing for them, adds quite a bit of weight. Total weight without pedals or cages is right on 35#. I think that's darned good for a coupled bike that is set up for touring. It also has a flame out paint job that has the same morale boost as losing another 5#.
Sounds fabulous! Do you have pictures?
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Old 05-25-13, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jmmorford View Post
We just took delivery on a Co-Mo Colorado Supremo w/couplers. This custom order has the full Supremo groupo, except that it is equiped with discs front and back, which dictates a slightly heavier CF fork. The couplers, and the tubing for them, adds quite a bit of weight. Total weight without pedals or cages is right on 35#. I think that's darned good for a coupled bike that is set up for touring. It also has a flame out paint job that has the same morale boost as losing another 5#.
That's good with the discs and beefy fork. Our coupled Supremo has road side pull brakes and an Renolyds fork. With pedals it was coming in at 33.7lbs before we put the stoker drop bars on. Now it's 35lbs!

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Old 05-28-13, 11:21 AM
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Our Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo, equipped with carbon fork, Gates belt drive, front and rear disks, SPD pedals, mirrors, rear rack and trunk (holding extra tubes, pump, tools, spare belt, snacks, in other words, as we ride it, comes in at 44.9 lbs.
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Old 06-11-13, 02:40 AM
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My Pacific Dualie is 58lbs exactly
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Old 06-11-13, 10:53 AM
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I don't even what to know what our bike weight on our ride Sunday. My stocker (wife) is struggling with her new shoes so I brought along the old shoes, pedals and wrench in the bag just in case she needed them. :-)
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Old 07-13-13, 11:27 AM
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Our new (to us) 2007 Calfee Tetra, nicknamed Tachycineta, is currently 25.2 pounds as you see it. This was a "budget" build, with the whole thing, including the frame and every single part (with shipping) coming in just under $7000. I still need to swap out the captain's pedals, probably for some new Time Xpresso 2's, once I commit to a new pedal system for my whole fleet of bikes (4 sets of pedals gets pricey), and these would bring the total weight to just under 25.0. And yes, it is very very blue.
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Old 07-13-13, 02:29 PM
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The bike looks very nice and has come out light too!
You have the saddle a long way forward. Does the frame have quite a slack seat tube angle or do you just like your bikes set up like that?
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Old 07-13-13, 05:09 PM
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Thanks! The saddle is pretty far forward due to the 0-setback post. This is about the same position as I have on all of my road bikes. I'm not sure what it is about my body dimensions, it just seems to be the position that is most comfortable with me and causes the fewest problems for my already problematic knees (Chronic chondromalacia patellae from playing catcher in baseball throughout my youth). Other than the handlebars being slightly higher due to the frame heaving a 2cm extended head tube, the position is identical to my single bike. My stoker has never ridden a single bike in her adult life, due to balance issues, so the position here is just what she likes. So far it is the most comfortable she has ever been on a tandem and it is as comfortable as my handmade steel single, which is rather impressive given that we are exactly the same height and on a frame that wasn't technically designed for us
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Old 07-15-13, 07:35 AM
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Did you get the frame for free? Retail price on calfee frame is more than your $7,000 complete!
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Old 07-15-13, 11:09 AM
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finally weighed the Burley Duet - 51lbs with racks and cages. oof. It's the one on the right. Just picked up the Rumba, it's a couple pounds lighter for sure.

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Originally Posted by Turbotandem View Post
Did you get the frame for free? Retail price on calfee frame is more than your $7,000 complete!
The frame was bought secondhand from Twocicle. The frame was originally built in 2007, but never purchased, and I believe sat in a shop till Twocicle bought it early in 2012. They road it for 1 season, decided they loved it but needed couplers, and rather than sending it back to Calfee to be chopped up, sold it to us and moved all the parts over to their new coupled calfee. We bought the frame and fork for $3500. From that point on, I set aside the other $3500 for all of the components and did some excessive price/weight comparisons to get everything right. The full build list is in this thread.

We had been looking for a high end tandem (complete or frame) for nearly 2 years, and nearly bought a couple (like this one) that just never quite worked out in sizing or part choices before we saw Twocicle post this one. If we had the disposable income, we would have bought a custom calfee made for us, but I think that the only differences would have been 1cm shorter captains top tube and no headtube extension. Other that that the bike is perfect for us. If money had really been no object, it would be a lot lighter too with much more expensive parts (cranks, derailleurs, etc).

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Old 07-15-13, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by budhaslug View Post
Our new (to us) 2007 Calfee Tetra, nicknamed Tachycineta, is currently 25.2 pounds as you see it. This was a "budget" build, with the whole thing, including the frame and every single part (with shipping) coming in just under $7000. I still need to swap out the captain's pedals, probably for some new Time Xpresso 2's, once I commit to a new pedal system for my whole fleet of bikes (4 sets of pedals gets pricey), and these would bring the total weight to just under 25.0. And yes, it is very very blue.
Is your final weight a calculated weight or did you actually weigh it on a good digital bicycle scale?
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Old 07-15-13, 09:36 PM
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Weighed it using subtraction on our home digital bathroom scale. Tried it in multiple locations and took multiple readings and every single one came out 25.2, so I'm pretty confident that is about right +/- .1 pounds (since it reads in .2lbs increments and the probability is that the weight is closer to 25.2 or you'd expect a mixture/predominance of 25.0 or 25.4 if it was actually closer to those with a gaussian error). There are better ways, but just buying the hanging digital scale would break my original budget, and I would have no use whatsoever for it after weighing the bike (my curiosity is just not worth the cost). The only bike shop nearby is about 10 miles of highway and shoulderless urban roads away, so its unlikely we'll ever stop by there with it to get it "properly" weighed.
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Old 07-15-13, 10:16 PM
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Our custom Zona carbon fiber tandem is now 10 years old (yup, time flies!). Still looks and rides great with over 35,000 miles on the odo.
Weight (without our junk/necessities) is still 26.5 lbs.
At ages 80 and 78 we can't think of a better investment in our health!
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Early 90's Burley Duet pretty much all stock weighs in at 43lbs.
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Old 07-21-13, 05:58 AM
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With the HED3 wheels it weighs 27 pounds and 2 ounces. I used fairly heavy steel bolts to install the rear dropout spacers, I have titanium hardware on order, that should drop it to an even 27 pounds. That is with pedals and 4 bottle cages. I did remove the computers, the lights, the mirrors and the tool bag.


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With the HED3 wheels it weighs 27 pounds and 2 ounces. I used fairly heavy steel bolts to install the rear dropout spacers, I have titanium hardware on order, that should drop it to an even 27 pounds. That is with pedals and 4 bottle cages. I did remove the computers, the lights and the mirrors.

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Can't see photos.
Try it now.

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Try it now.

Thanks.
That's freakin' amazing! I love it. I can only imagine what is cost.

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