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90's Burley Duet Tandem

We found that we get along well on a Tandem by purchasing a 40 dollar beater out of the local bike shops used section. I was to embarassed to be seen on the thing another season, so I started looking for something better.I was blown away by some of the prices for new tandems, but as luck would have it, I came across this NOS 90's Burley hanging in storage at a nearby bike shop. The shops new owner could not tell me the exact year of this bike, but maybe there is a Burley expert looking at this that could tell me.The serial number on the rear drop out is E 5228. Needless to say the price was right, seeing how this is a 90's bike purchased in the late fall of 2008. Frame is made up of True Temper Double-Butted and select 4130 Chrome-moly tandem tubing. Captain size is 58mm and Stoker is 52mm.Total weight of the bike is around 43 pounds, best as I can tell using my crappy bathroom scale. Cranks are Sugino 52-47-28 tired to an 8 speed freewheel ranging from 28-11. Pedals are MKS Slyvan Lite, with MKS clips and Cat Eye straps for the Captain, while my beautiful wife chooses to go clipless.....Derailleurs are Shimano DeoreXT rear and LX front.Wheel set is made up of Shimano 'viam H F07' 48 hole hubs laced to SUN rims, currently rolling Specialized transition 700 x 26 gums with a set of Continental Gator Skin 700 x 28's on deck when these wear out. The fenders are Honjo 43mm smooth fluted and the rack is an old Blackburn model. The seat posts are a Suntour XC for the captain and a Tranz X JD-515 suspention for the stoker. Seats are Vetta SL. The stems are burley stoker and a Nashbar threadless converter with a Kalloy 17 degree 130mm reach stem, the longest/tallest I could come up with.Handlebars are Hsinlung-HL bull horns for the stoker and a set of Tiki-Bars up front. Bar tape is Cinelli natural cork that has been Shellaced and hemp twine wound , Rivendell style. I upgraded the brakes to a set of Tektro-CR 720's controlled with Shimano 105 levers. We ride strictly recreational, mostly around town in the evenings with occasional trips to a rails to trails path or a orginized ride....but don't look for us in matching spandex and florscent jerseys..not gonna happen.

Stu Wemhoener
Jacksonville, IL


Burley Duet Tandem - side view

Burley Duet Tandem - angled view

Burley Duet Tandem - top down view


Burley Duet Tandem - chainrings detail
Burley Duet Tandem - fender mount point




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