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    Vintage Tandems?

    Just curious if anybody has one?

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    Vintage Tandems?

    '88 or so Ritchey Skyliner. This is my first tandem, so I have nothing to compare it to, but it's stable, smooth and rides like a dream.Vintage Tandems?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1372692379.806161.jpg

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    Is 1990 vintage?

    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Crazy headtube!

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    That photo makes the timing ring look all funny

    Love the color
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    The captain is a clown.

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    Late 70's 27in wheels, Mafac Canti's, sorry bout the sideways pic,
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    87 Skyliner

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    tductape that looks like a Rodriguez with steerhorns. Very R&Eish.

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    Bought new at R/E in 90!

    Old picture. Outside of the skinny tires that is very close to the original build.
    Still hanging in the garage, been through several different builds. Some years it get's ridden a lot others not so much. Depends on whats going on in my life.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wookie View Post
    Just curious if anybody has one?
    does my old 199? specialized deja tu count? RockyChrysler.com: Just about a bike [Specialized Deja Tu tandem]

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    specialized deja tu count?
    I'm curious to know how a Duke fork designed for a single bike handles tandem duty. Are you running extra stiff springs and thick damping fluid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    I'm curious to know how a Duke fork designed for a single bike handles tandem duty. Are you running extra stiff springs and thick damping fluid?
    nope. just a little more air, top and bottom. that's all. aint never been no thing. hundreds of miles on it. plus, did you see the color match? come on! had to.
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    Impressive, and it obviously gets used off-road.

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    Too much fun to not ride them.
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    That Duke would make me nervous. Glad it's holding up.

    Agreed Shawn. Some of my most memorable rides have been on the tandem. From cruising around the neighborhood with my mom, to trying to pass singles on some narrow singletrack.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    There's so much Ritchey love here. How about some Fisher?

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    I wish we rode our Ibis more often.
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    ^^ Cool Eric, Koski fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    ^^ Cool Eric, Koski fork?
    Thanks. I'm actually not sure about the fork. It's the stock fork; not sure if it was made in-house or not.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    It's not a mountain bike, but it's a tandem, and a MOOTS!
    It has a drag brake, and U-Brakes(3 leavers), XT shifters, and Phil Wood hubs.
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    Here is an airbush painting of me and Don Mertle racing on my modified Schwinn Twin sometime in the early 80s

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    Hi, I'm thinking of getting one to ride rail trails with my wife as she struggles to keep up on the 29er. They are pretty expensive here (NZ) and very few second hand ones. Still......I think the idea has merit, just a costly mistake if she hates it!!! Lol

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