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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I’ve been besieged with requested for pictures, details and serial numbers! Lol. Who knew some old bikes would interest somebody other than me! LOL
So while I was snapping pics and getting old crap down out of the rafters in the garage I figured I’d take a few of my old tandem since I had to get it out of the way. I built this back in the day to display the Kamikaze and Interbike.
Because we were displaying it a lot, we wanted the purple (everybody was crazy for it) to pop. SoI stripped and polished the cranks (which were blue), an old Klein Mission control and some other bits I had laying around and sent the whole batch out for anodize.
The particulars: 1993ish Cannondale Tandem , Original HED Carbon reinforced downhill wheels built on Attack hubs, Cooks cranks, Odyssey Black widow pro pedals, Orig XRAY grip shift, XTR derailleur’s and running on the same set of Klein Deathgrip tires.
20 years later, it is still a blast to ride, but now with my 10 year old as the stoker.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:39 pm 
BoTY Winner
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Neat bike. I like that 427 A/C behind it better!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Is there a bike in the pic? All I see is the Cobra! LOL! Just kidding (not really), nice tandem.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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LOL, yea I figured that might be a distraction.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:49 pm 
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They look like beam-breakers up front - does that mean it actually gets used for sprints & hillclimbs?

Oh, and gorgeous 'Dale too :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Those are called "quick jacks" On the race cars of the 60's, they were lifted for tire changes and service using a motorcycle style lever lifts that fits in the slot.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:07 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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I bet stopping the tandem from speed is a more heart in mouth proposition than in the Cobra...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:54 am 
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Nice one!
When talking about tandems I allways wandering about cranks... Are those are dedicated for tandem using? I mean threads for pedals are correct or You just use standard 3 right cranks / pedals and one left?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:06 am 
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Sod the car, that bike is too cool for skool!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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skolioza,

Yes sir, it costs you three right arms and a left to build a tandem!! and an extra set of pedals.

Funny I came across the spare arm in a box the other day. Its so pretty Im going to make something out of it!

It actually stops ok, so long as your not going 45mph down hill with a 200lbs stoker....
Ive always wanted to do discs


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