Humbly submitted to your awesome gallery is a mid-70s Rodriguez tandem built with all the bells and whistles necessary for short- and long-distance riding. The bike and I crossed paths by way of Craigslist here in Spokane, a purchase which included not only this but a few other fine examples of early-80s steel. The conversation with my future stoker progressed from "absolutely NOT" to "hmmm" to our initial ride toward grandma's house with trailer in tow.

The overhaul was SUPER fun.

As for the nitty-gritty:
Frame/fork: fillet-brazed throughout with a unique headtube/toptube "lug"(?), 8 water bottle cage braze-ons, direct-mounting for fenders, bottom bracket generator mount, eyelets for front and rear racks
Headset: Galli roller bearing (sandwiching a custom plate/mount for the power-ratchet-actuated Phil Wood disk brake)
Wheelset: 48h Phil Wood hubs, Super Champion rims (true as true can be...still), Michelin Hi-Lite touring 700x35 tires (the fellow I bought it from had two new ones which promptly went on my Expedition - fantastic tires!)
For going: Phil Wood bottom brackets (overhauled with new bearings and spindles), TA tandem crankset, Suntour bar end shifters, Cyclone rear and Shimano 600 front derailleurs
For stopping: Mafac cantilevers, Superbe levers, front disk brake by Phil Wood (nice "parking brake" for stoker-mounting time, though I'm still sketched out about using it while we're moving)
For the hands: Specialized/Nitto 46cm bar and Specialized/Nitto stem for the captain, Scott bullhorns for the stoker (the fizik tape on the stoker bar has been through several re-wraps, originally on my Specialized Expedition already in your gallery)
For the butts: Ideale model 92 for the captain, Avocet (soon to be Brooks Conquest) for the stoker
For the spray: unknown model of fenders custom painted to match The Campagnolo lever mounted to the bottom of the downtube actuates a bottom bracket generator (Sanyo), and the front headlight mounts with a custom bracket painted to match. Visible in the close-up of the TA crank is a squiggly - these have been brazed on along the entire frame to corral the lighting wires (amazing attention to detail).

Safe rides!

Justin in Spokane, WA.

Rodriguez Tandem - angled view


Rodriguez Tandem - Gearing details

Rodriguez Tandem - Front End Detail


Rodriguez Tandem - Stoker stem details
Rodriguez Tandem - Phil Wood Brake detail

Rodriguez Tandem - Pump Peg and timing chain

Rodriguez Tandem - Rear Angled View
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