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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?
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    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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

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    1988 Team Tandem

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    Landshark


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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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    Wow--that Moots is hot. Any more pics?
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Wow--that Moots is hot. Any more pics?
    It's in the garage, I can get some.

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    I've been holding out on you guys. Is this vintage enough? (I don't know that it is. Looks fairly modern to me.) Do we need more photos?

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    1998 Manitou tandem

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    If that is actually a Manitou I'd say yes we need more pics. History too.
    Quote Originally Posted by whatisaidwas View Post
    I've been holding out on you guys. Is this vintage enough? (I don't know that it is. Looks fairly modern to me.) Do we need more photos?

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    1998 Manitou tandem
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    This 1998 Manitou tandem was a Craigslist find earlier this year. The price was very fair and I had to have it. (As if there is something wrong with owning 3 tandems.) I bought it from one of the folks who built it. It was an after-hours project at Manitou. I believe they made two, the other being a different design that did not survive.

    The frame is oversize True Temper with an Evolution headset, press-in bottom brackets, an X-Vert fork and a custom stoker Flex Stem. I believe it has 5.5" of fork travel and 4.5" of rear suspension travel. This bike is a Barcalounger. When riding it, we see the bumps and rocks and ruts, but they do not affect us, and we do not feel them. The paint is color shifting, so it's different depending upon which direction you view it. Santana has offered this paint on their bikes.

    The Manitou is somewhat aged and has a few issues, but it's an incredible upgrade from the rigid rattle trap mountain tandem I've been riding for decades. Descents are now actually fun instead of just holding on for dear life.

    The original Hayes front brake was poor, and my local tech said replace, don't rebuild. 1998 was the year that Manitou's fork disc mount was different from all others. I had to build a new caliper mounting bracket, but all is good now. There is no easy way to mount a disc brake on the rear wheel, but the Cane Creek rear caliper with the stiffening arch works really well and is fine as is.

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    The Manitou is really cool. I had no idea they built these - since it's an "after hours" one-off project there's no way to have known they existed.

    Thanks for posting this. It's really cool!!
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    So if this is one of two, and it's brother didn't survive, couldn't it be considered for the rare bike thread? Or do we need to wait till its older?

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    I'LL bring this thread back up with pi s of my new Ritchey Skyliner. I need some knobby for it but it's ready to go.

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    Nice sbsbiker!

    You can never have too many of those, right?

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    Every tandem has a vintage retro classic spirit. It's the athlethic equivalent of unselfish fraternity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Nice sbsbiker!

    You can never have too many of those, right?
    Only have this one, and the Moots tandem above, but it's a roadie. My other Ritchey is a '85 Commando.
    The parts on this Ritchey look almost new, no wear on the pedals, chainrings, or even brake surfaces.The hubs may still be packed with Shimano grease. Plus it fits the wife and I, while the Moots is too small in from for me to ride without discomfort.

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