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Old 12-08-16, 07:06 PM
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My wife and I with our new (in February 2016) Co-Motion Mocha. Great bike, we love it. My wife does not bike by herself (started too late, and is now scared to really put 100% into it) so we bought the tandem and she's awesome. Got almost 400 miles on it this year, despite a lot of other (non bicycling) traveling (Mexico, motorcycle trips, etc). Have gathered a ton of great information off this web forum which has helped us to feel very comfortable on our bike...many thanks to you all! Looking forward to 2017, and doing a few trips with the bike...so far NWTR in Seattle, and the Coeur d'Alene trail. Thanks everyone...nice to meet you all!
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Old 12-09-16, 02:32 PM
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They look happy.

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Been riding TWOgether since 1975 and covered over a quarter million miles as a duo.
Yup, and still happily married . . . for 62 years!
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Old 01-29-17, 11:34 PM
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We took a weekend trip to Victoria BC on our tandem in October. First overnight trip on the bike, it went pretty well!

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Old 01-30-17, 09:11 PM
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Old 02-05-17, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by reiker View Post
We took a weekend trip to Victoria BC on our tandem in October. First overnight trip on the bike, it went pretty well!

Awesome. How far did you ride? What brand of bike is that? Where did you stay? I wish we had rellies close enough to ride to on the tandem.

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Old 02-05-17, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by WPH View Post
Awesome. How far did you ride? What brand of bike is that? Where did you stay? I wish we had rellies close enough to ride to on the tandem.

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We probably did 30 miles over two days, just riding around Victoria, riding with a toddler limited our distance a bit, but we still had a good time. The bike is a 1979 Santana. We stayed at an AirBNB in town, which worked pretty well.
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Old 02-05-17, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by reiker View Post
We probably did 30 miles over two days, just riding around Victoria, riding with a toddler limited our distance a bit, but we still had a good time. The bike is a 1979 Santana. We stayed at an AirBNB in town, which worked pretty well.
Yeah those sorts of distances are realistic for the little ones. We had to strap The Young Bloke's feet into the carrier rests otherwise when he drifted off to sleep his foot would slip out and get caught behind Helen's legs - ouch. But he liked it and still likes it (now 6 and stoking on the back of the Fuji road tandem and Apollo MTB tandem).

Or rather I should say he liked it if he didn't drop his stick or stone or feather or whatever it was he had to have at that time!
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Old 02-12-17, 10:18 PM
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Riding near Camp Pendleton today came upon this Osprey aircraft on the side of the road which is normally only open to bicycles. We asked the marine standing outside about and he said he didn't know why it was there only that he was told to babysit it.

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Old 02-13-17, 02:32 PM
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The Osprey reminded me of this photo we took at Cape May NJ Airport.

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Old 03-07-17, 01:33 PM
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Our new fantastic tandem

Finished and tested in February. First ride was great.
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Old 03-07-17, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bewer View Post
Finished and tested in February. First ride was great.
@Bewer, I love the look of that thing!
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Old 03-08-17, 10:04 AM
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Hi Bewer

You have a cool ride. Who made the frame? Can you list the main components?
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Old 03-08-17, 10:47 AM
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Hey there,
the following main components have been mounted:
Frame: Titanium frame designed by myself, ready also for Rohloff (horizontal slide dropouts), thruaxle 12 mm, manufactured by a french titanium specialist (rear 177mm)
Fork: Fat Forx was also a cooperation project with a friend of mine, adapting a "normal" suspension fork for fatbike use (15 mm thru axle up to 20 mm thruaxle, axle 142mm but adaptable from 135mm). Serveral suspension moduls are available incl. adjustable suspension way (80 - 170 mm). It is a German product produced by Steinerdesign.net
Wheels: As you can see, they are Nextie wheels 90 mm rims, monocoque body,
Brakes: Brakeforceone H2O famous dic brakes (disc diameter 203mm)
Drivetrain 1 x 11 Shimano XT (11-46), Front (30 teeth), transmission chain on the dribvetrain side
Cranks: Surly McWhirly, chainrings adapted due to the requirements (all chains rightside)
Tires: Maxxis Mammoth, 4,0, pressure 0,0 to 1 bar
Capatains Stem and both Handlebars: Renthal carbon
Grips: Ergon Race
Saddles: Tune speedneedle Carbon
Total weight (without pedals): 19,9 kg.
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Old 03-12-17, 06:01 PM
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Sebring, FL Tandem Rally

We're back from our first rally...78 miles over Saturday and Sunday...no mechanicals. Rear wheel issues seem to be solved-no flats. We've only had the tandem a few months and the 42 miles on Saturday were by far the furthest we've ridden. Good time with the Panthers Tandem Club.
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Old 03-13-17, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bewer View Post
Hey there,
the following main components have been mounted:
Frame: Titanium frame designed by myself, ready also for Rohloff (horizontal slide dropouts), thruaxle 12 mm, manufactured by a french titanium specialist (rear 177mm)
Fork: Fat Forx was also a cooperation project with a friend of mine, adapting a "normal" suspension fork for fatbike use (15 mm thru axle up to 20 mm thruaxle, axle 142mm but adaptable from 135mm). Serveral suspension moduls are available incl. adjustable suspension way (80 - 170 mm). It is a German product produced by Steinerdesign.net
Wheels: As you can see, they are Nextie wheels 90 mm rims, monocoque body,
Brakes: Brakeforceone H2O famous dic brakes (disc diameter 203mm)
Drivetrain 1 x 11 Shimano XT (11-46), Front (30 teeth), transmission chain on the dribvetrain side
Cranks: Surly McWhirly, chainrings adapted due to the requirements (all chains rightside)
Tires: Maxxis Mammoth, 4,0, pressure 0,0 to 1 bar
Capatains Stem and both Handlebars: Renthal carbon
Grips: Ergon Race
Saddles: Tune speedneedle Carbon
Total weight (without pedals): 19,9 kg.
This is such an unusual and customized design that you should start a new thread. I've seen several gravel or mtn tandems but nothing quite like this.

Does your fork use air or steel springs? Is the damping and travel adjustment similar to the Fox forks?

Does the Brakeforceone really use water as the brake fluid? Does the water mixture corrode any of the brake parts?

Will you consider XT Di2 in a 1x11 or 2x11 configuration?

What kind of terrain do you ride?
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Old 03-14-17, 09:43 AM
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Another question for Bewer and agree your bike calls for it's own thread. What is the control on the stoker's left handlebar? Looks like the line leads to the seatpost/saddle.
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Old 03-14-17, 01:12 PM
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Thanks for appreciation of my Fatbike tandem project. Indeed it would be great to open a new thread for "Unusual customized tandems". Relating to your questions: I'm using two air chambers for the Suspension. On the other way it's also possible to use an air chamber in one stanchion tube and a ait damping modul in the other. In addition to that you can vary the suspension travel steplesswith a third modul incl. remote lever.
The Brakeforce brakes are filled with water a a 20% portion of Glykol. You can use a higher Glykol portion for winter riding. And, indeed, there is no corrosion to expect.

I have dedicded conciously to use the mechanical version of 1 x 11 because it's less weight and absolutely reliable. 2x11 is possible, a direct mount socket is realized but not used. For more extreme uphills I consinder to use a Oneup 50 teeth Shark sprocket a cage solution. It's easy to install.

We riding different terrains from gravel paths, single trails shot thru roots, quiet difficult uphills and moderate downhills.

Indeed the lever on the stoker's left handlebar is for the lowerable seatpost.

Do you agree with my new thread title?

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Old 03-14-17, 01:47 PM
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New thread has been opened for further discussions:
please have a look at Unusual-terrific-tandems within the tandem cycling group. Sorry for the missing link, but I'm not authorized to post links due to my forum status :-((
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Originally Posted by jnbrown View Post
Riding near Camp Pendleton today came upon this Osprey aircraft on the side of the road which is normally only open to bicycles. We asked the marine standing outside about and he said he didn't know why it was there only that he was told to babysit it.
Definitely one of the craziest road-side finds I've heard about.
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Old 05-07-17, 08:57 PM
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Old 05-08-17, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bikefriday View Post
My wife and I with our new (in February 2016) Co-Motion Mocha. Great bike, we love it. My wife does not bike by herself (started too late, and is now scared to really put 100% into it) so we bought the tandem and she's awesome. Got almost 400 miles on it this year, despite a lot of other (non bicycling) traveling (Mexico, motorcycle trips, etc). Have gathered a ton of great information off this web forum which has helped us to feel very comfortable on our bike...many thanks to you all! Looking forward to 2017, and doing a few trips with the bike...so far NWTR in Seattle, and the Coeur d'Alene trail. Thanks everyone...nice to meet you all!
Very nice photo. We have a similar story. My wife is very athetic and a good stoker, but she doesn't ride a half-bike. She grew up in the city and it just wasn't a priority for her parents. I tried to teach her as an adult, but I think bike riding skills need to be imprinted at an early age. For me at least, so much of riding is instinctual and I don't even think about most of the stuff I do when I'm riding. It's really hard to communicate that to another person. Even something as simple and important as braking.
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Old 05-12-17, 03:23 AM
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Another one from the Scott Road ride, this one from the Bike Month tent


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Fun century ride.
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