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sweet mother of Ti!
Last Post 05/24/2014 09:39 PM by Frederick Jones. 11 Replies.
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ChinookPass

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05/22/2014 01:30 PM
Didn't think I could lust after another Ti bike. My wife got a job 2 miles from my work which got me thinking about commute possibilities (and no way in hell am I giving up my sweet bike commute to carpool!) She's thinking about it...
longslowdistance

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05/22/2014 03:30 PM
Beauty!
jrt1045

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05/22/2014 03:38 PM
I was at dirt fest last weekend I could not believe the number of tandumbs I saw - especially pulling a trail a bike. One family actually had an earpiece and mic for each person so they could communicate. WTH
vtguy

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05/22/2014 03:38 PM
Sweet!
Master50

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05/22/2014 08:32 PM
We owned an aluminum Tandem converted from MTB to roady. I will never buy another MTB tandem for road use and you can never get stiff enough. My 105 pound wife could steer from the back seat and that is related to stiffness. That Ti bike looks sweet but if you gave it to me I'd sell the frame and transfer the components to a carbon Tandem, likely a Calfee. I have a couple of friends that own Calfee tandems and they both report race bike stiffness and weights under 25 pounds.
I am sure a ti tandem meets some couples needs but you just can't make ti stiff enough .
Dale

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05/22/2014 10:47 PM
Posted By Master50 on 05/22/2014 08:32 PM
...tandems and they both report race bike stiffness and weights under 25 pounds.


I think my head just fell off my shoulders and onto the floor.
TWENTY-FIVE FREAKING POUNDS… for a TANDEM!?!

...wow...
longslowdistance

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05/22/2014 11:00 PM
Maybe there are 250 gram tires on the featherlite? Do be careful on the descents.
Oldfart

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05/23/2014 12:18 AM
Then there was the couple I saw tonight on 99 on their way to Squamish. Each had a trailer, a bob on one bike and what looked like kiddy trailer on the other. Panniers front and rear on both bikes. Must have each been pushing well over 60 pounds of bike trailers and gear. Did not look the least bit enjoyable to me. I've seen glaciers move quicker. Ugh.
jrt1045

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05/23/2014 08:22 AM
Oldfart, they didn't name it a tandumb for nothing
Spud

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05/23/2014 10:52 AM
Wish I could find the photo of the one this family of four pulled up on at the shop one day. They were headed back to NY from Cape Code. Mom, Dad, and two young boys.
Master50

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05/24/2014 10:58 AM
Posted By Dale Dale on 05/22/2014 10:47 PM
Posted By Master50 on 05/22/2014 08:32 PM
...tandems and they both report race bike stiffness and weights under 25 pounds.


I think my head just fell off my shoulders and onto the floor.
TWENTY-FIVE FREAKING POUNDS… for a TANDEM!?!

...wow...


The 25 pound number is not even their lightest full race set up. With tubular wheels canto brakes and Dragonfly frame is closer to 23 pounds. 25 pounds with a tetra frame and 2nd tier components. Plus they are about as stiff as a single. Anything under 30 pounds is considered light in Tandem worlds so I agree this is a very impressive number and 1 major reason to go Calfee. Trouble is there are probably 10,000 other little reasons to pay for ii.
longslowdistance

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05/24/2014 09:39 PM
Spud, the Dutch don't hold back:
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