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Old 03-09-13, 08:05 AM   #1
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The first tandem was too short. The second was too tall...

Found a late 80's Santana Elan. Made a few changes of course: Reset the rear drop outs 5mm, put in a 9 speed drive train, updated the fork, had an FSA K-wng with a Ritchey stem just laying around, and of course the Velocity wheels. I still have a set of Ultegra Octolink cranks to add, but need to get the BBs first.

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Old 03-09-13, 08:44 AM   #2
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Looks good. Those older Santana filet brazed frames look great.
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Old 03-09-13, 10:35 AM   #3
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That's a sweet looking ride. Enjoy!
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Old 03-11-13, 11:17 AM   #4
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Fit issues?
Go custom.
Us: pilot is 5,7" and stoker 4,10".
Have owned 4 custom tandems in the past 38 years. Proper tandem fit is an absolute.
Another choice: Co-Motion Periscope models. Ultra adjustable up/down. Also optional adjustable pilot and stoker stems and 700c or 26" wheels.
Can easily accomodate 6'3" to sub-5' riders, either front or back.
Just our input/experience.
Pedal on!
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Old 03-11-13, 01:53 PM   #5
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Nice! My first tandem was a fillet brazed Sovereign. Very classy. Geez, that's been so long ago I don't remember what model year it was!
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