Over the last few years we've seen more and more people looking into bikes with no derailleurs. We've been building bikes equipped with Rohloff 14 speed hubs for several years now. In 2011, we became the
largest builder of Rohloff equipped bicycles in the United States. The universe of derailleurless options is expanding, and so is our selection of Rodriguez MakeShift tandems.
Every Rodriguez Makeshift comes standard with our exclusive stainless steel bottle opener on the seat stay.
A Rodriguez MakeShift tandem is Somethin' Special
At Rodriguez Bicycles, we know Rohloff, and Alfine equipped tandems. The MakeShift line of custom Rodriguez bicycles has become a standard of sorts in the industry, and one of our better selling models. We've developed and manufactured specific braze-on fittings,
dropouts, and other unique exclusive features
(like our stem mounted shifter doohickey) that make our Rohloff equipped bicycles something special. We are also the manufacturer and distributor of the
patented Bushnell eccentric chain adjuster (another huge favorite around the world with the derailleurless crowd), and a recommended component by Rohloff themselves.
The Rodriguez Toucan ST MakeShift Tandem - from $4,599!
The Toucan ST MakeShift is the evolution of our economical
low step-through frame design. Just like the Toucan ST Sport, This tandem is easy to ride with adults or children. It comes in your choice of 3 different internally geared hub designs. The internal hub reduces maintenance and makes shifting effortless, all while offering our 'comfortable fit' guarantee.
This is our classic 'direct internal' frame design that's built specifically for your fit and your needs. It's the perfect starting point for any hardcore tandem team.
A direct internal design means that the frame has a 'stiffener' tube running the distance between the rear bottom bracket and the head tube. This makes the frame more suitable for long distance riding while carrying heavy panniers than our custom ST design.
As you may or may not know, here at Rodriguez we've been building tandems since 1973! That's before most of you graduated from high school. Now you can get all of that tandem experience combined with the Rohloff Speedhub for a price that can't be beat!
Because of the unique Rodriguez internally geared bike features, our customers find our derailleurless bikes easier to use and travel with than other brands. A lot of Rodriguez MakeShift customers select the travel upgrade for ease of taking their bike on vacation with them. Just like all Rodriguez tandems, every MakeShift series tandem includes Free Custom Sizing (a $400+ upcharge in most brands).
Rodriguez Bicycle Company builds the highest quality Rohloff equipped custom bicycles for less money than any other manufaturer in the United States. We have years of Rohloff experience that's built into every Rodriguez MakeShift. We hand-build every bicycle right here in Seattle. Our bicycles are guaranteed to fit more comfortably and last a lifetime.