Pictures below. The Double Espresso was Co-Motion's beautiful go-fast tandem. And it's best named tandem ever! It has extra marathon style lateral supports to reduce frame flex from a powerful team. The frame is beautifully fillet brazed and has an amazing deep metallic garnet paint. Made in Eugene, Oregon. Like most tandems, it has low miles on it. Probably ridden at most 20 miles per year over the last 10 years, and then prior to that, probably less than 200 miles per year. I will guesstimate it has less than 3,000 miles on it.
Exceptional drivetrain built around Phil Wood and Shimano XTR components. There is no need to change any of the drivetrain components out on this.
Fit was designed to get bars level with a 79cm seat height, although seat is lower than that as pictured. A long and steep stem was used to accomplish that. Easy to swap out if you want lower/closer bars. Frame geometry is designed to accommodate a wide range of riders and is flexible.
Paint is not flawless, but nicks have been touched up with close match. No dings/dents on any tubes. Wheels are fantastic and very true. Phil Wood hubs and bottom brackets are barely to the point of just breaking in.
Asking $1,250. Basing that on similar era Santanas, but asking more as it's a Co-Mo which was hand fillet brazed and all the Phil Wood drivetrain upgrades on it. Feel free to let me know if that's out of line.
Tandem is located in Inland Southern California, and for the cost of gas, delivery can be arranged anywhere between San Diego, Santa Barbara and Blythe. I can also ship, but don't like the option of it. It would need to be in two OS2 boxes, and will probably be around $200.
Geometry (all approx):
- Front Top Tube (c-c): 59cm effective
- Rear Top Tube (c-c): 69.5cm effective
- Front Seat Tube: 55.5 (c-c)/59 (c-t) (tall extension)
- Rear Seat Tube: 51 (c-c)/53 (c-t)
- Wheelbase: 173.5cm
- Chainstays: 44cm
- Head Tube: 15.2cm
- Stoker Stem: 12cm/10deg rise
- Front Hub - Phil Wood
- Front Rim - Velocity Dyad, 40h, double butted spokes
- Rear Hub - Phil Wood Tandem hub (threaded for drag-brake)
- Rear Rim - Mavic T217, 40h, double butted spokes
- Freewheel - Sunrace Seven Speed (13-28)
- Bottom Brackets - Phil Wood
- Front (Captain's) Handlebars - Specialized 44cm
- Rear (Stoker's) Handlebars - 3TTT Form 42cm
- Front Seatpost - American Classic
- Rear Seatpost - Suntour XC
- Brake Levers - Dia Compe 287 (rear) 287-V (front)
- Front Stem - 12 cm/45 deg (approx), 1-1/8 quill
- Rear (Stoker) Stem 12 cm/10 deg (approx)
- Shimano Bar-End Shifters
- Seats - Avocet M30/W30
- Front Brake - Shimano XT V-Brake
- Rear Brake - Shimano LX Cantilever
- Front Derailer - Shimano XTR FD M950
- Rear Derailer - Shimano XTR RD M950
- Crankset - Specilized (low Q) tandem 175mm/170mm 54/44/32
- Tires - Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 32mm (80% tread, sides drying out).
- Avocet 45tt Computer (works, needs battery)
- Bullhorn stem (option for stoker)
- 12cm original flat steel stem (quill is quite rusty)
- Matching halves of Dia Compe 287/287V Brake Levers (NIB)
- Suspension Seatpost (option for stoker)
- Suntour Superbe Brake Levers