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A couple A wedding and a tandem

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I was really glad and very privileged to be asked to build a tandem for a couple of previous customers , especially as this bike was for there wedding .
Rudy and Dimity had a good idea of what they wanted in there bike and after a bit of back and forward I had a design drawn up and the fun began . There was a lot of first’s for me in this build ( always interesting and challenging ) the first was using the S&S couplers , as it was for such a special occasion I wanted to do something special for them so I came up with the idea of cutting and filing out hart shapes in the couplers , this was quite an undertaking and took a good couple of weeks to complete but was well worth the effort . I needed to build the frame to be able to handle fully loaded touring so i was using over size tubing but I still wanted to keep a classic look to the bike to this end I cut some and fitted some custom lugs that matched the S&S couplers profile giving a nice look and adding additional strength to the frame . Next new thing was using gates belt drive , a big job working out spacing and tensioning as there is no room for error with the belts . Then to finish it all off my beautiful partner Meg lofts from ahoy birdy made a custom solid silver head badge with their initials carved into it . All in all this build turned out amazing and to have the happy couple ride away from there ceremony on it was defiantly a privilege to be able to have been part of ūüėČ
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What’s he building in there!!

hand built tandem bicycle frame0 comments

Many tubes make for a strong joint,¬†not the forks that will be used but I had to see what it will look like. It’s my first tandem build for me and my girlfriend I¬†figure this would be the best way to get her into touring. I¬†had to design and build custom blocks and towers for this big beauty.¬†Looking foward to getting out on the road with her for three weeks of cycling through Japan, sounds like a good way to test her out. Bring it on.

What's he building in there!!

hand built tandem bicycle frame0 comments

Many tubes make for a strong joint,¬†not the forks that will be used but I had to see what it will look like. It’s my first tandem build for me and my girlfriend I¬†figure this would be the best way to get her into touring. I¬†had to design and build custom blocks and towers for this big beauty.¬†Looking foward to getting out on the road with her for three weeks of cycling through Japan, sounds like a good way to test her out. Bring it on.