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Rodriguez Classic Custom Tandem Bicycles - from $4,699

as a custom frame only from $2,499

A great all around custom tandem for an incredible price!

Whether you're looking to travel, race, or just ride your tandem on weekend rides, a Rodriguez Custom Tandem is the perfect fit for you. At Rodriguez, every tandem is custom built for the riders at no extra charge. This means that we can build your Rodriguez custom frame for light duty weekend rides, or for heavy duty loaded touring. 26" wheels or 700c wheels are your choice. If you want extra braze-ons for water bottles, a custom kick stand mount, or anything else, just let us know. Every bike is built one at a time, so it's no problem. Not only that, but your tandem will be tailored to fit you both perfectly. Parts will wear out, but the frame should be forever. Why not get it just like you want the first time?

  • Basic tandem round tube set
  • Clearance for up to 40c wide tires w/fenders (touring)
  • Clearance for up to 28c tires w/fenders (sport)
  • Braze-ons for Cantilever brakes (touring)
  • All brake and derailleur cable routing braze-ons
  • Braze-ons for rear disc (drag) brake
  • Braze-ons for 4 water bottles
  • Pump mount (water bottle style)
  • Rear rack braze-ons for standard rear rack
  • Front rack braze-ons for standard front rack
  • Hidden fender mounts
  • Custom Kickstand Mount

Bottle Opener

Every Rodriguez Classic Custom tandem comes standard with our exclusive stainless steel bottle opener on the seat stay.

This is our exclusive double mitered, direct internal frame design that's built specifically for your fit and your needs - the perfect starting point for any 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.

I think you'll find that Rodriguez tandems are the best value on the market today. Go ahead and look around, you won't find a better custom tandem anywhere near this price. Now you can afford a custom tandem built by the most experienced professionals in the industry.

She's Got The Look:
Made in USA You'll have your choice of four different paint schemes or for just $100 extra you can go with any custom color you want. We have nine different styles of Rodriguez decals to choose from in 2012. That's a lot of fun choices for the two of you. If you've got something special in mind for a paint design, just email us about it and we'll be happy to quote it out for you.

Let 'er Fly! with the Rodriguez travel upgrade on any Classic Custom steel tandem just $1,999 (or $3,999 on the titanium classic)


Custom Classic Tandem Models

Frame Rodriguez Custom Sized for both of you
Tubing Custom Rodriguez butted Cro-mo Direct Internal design
Fork Rodriguez Cro-mo Tandem
Headset FSA Cartridge 1 1/8" Standard
Shift levers Shimano Dura-Ace 9sp bar-end
Brake levers Tektro Ergo
Bottom Brackets Cartridge Sealed
Eccentric Bushnell Retro pat. 8,070,633
Cranks Sugino Tandem
Brakes Rodriguez Big Squeeze™
Stoker Stem Rodriguez adjustable
Front Derailleur Microshift Triple
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Bar Tape Black Cork
Hand built wheels with 3-year warranty

26" wheels:

  • Novatec 36 hole Tandem rear hub
  • Novatec 36 hole Tandem front hub
  • Weinmann ZAC19 36 hole rims
  • DT Stainless 14 gage spokes with brass nipples
  • 4 cross lacing pattern
  • Serfas 26" x 1.5" Drifter tires
700c wheels:
  • Novatec 48 hole Tandem rear hub
  • Novatec 48 hole Tandem front hub
  • Velocity Dyad 48 hole Tandem rims
  • Stainless 14 gage spokes with brass nipples
  • 4 cross lacing pattern
  • Serfas 700c x 32c Drifter tires
Cogs Shimano Hyperglide 9sp 11-32
Handlebars Alloy Compact
Seat Posts Alloy 27.2
Seats WTB Speed V

About the Classic Custom Touring Tandem

This is the modern version of the tandem that made us famous in the tandem world. A traditional touring tandem built around the time tested direct internal frame design. Add the $200 ovalized tubing option for extra comfort and even better performance. A lot of people don't think that they need a custom tandem, but I beg to differ. There are very few couples that fit well on stock sizes without a lot of compromising. "Why compromise?" We ask, when we'll build your new touring tandem to fit you both perfectly right out of the gate. If it was designed or built before you ordered it...it's not your tandem.

Experience

When you buy a Rodriguez tandem, you're buying years years of tandem building experience. That's right! We've been building tandems since 1973. That makes us one of the oldest, if not the oldest tandem manufacturers still making tandems in the United States.

Did you Know? We even have patents on two tandem specific parts: Our Bushnell® Eccentric, and our Big Squeeze® Brakes.

Options Classic Custom Touring Tandem

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Frame Rodriguez Custom Sized for both of you
Tubing Custom Rodriguez butted Cro-mo Direct Internal design
Fork Rodriguez Cro-mo Tandem for caliper brakes
Headset FSA Cartridge 1 1/8" Standard
Shift/Brake levers Shimano 9sp STI
Bottom Brackets Cartridge Sealed
Eccentric Bushnell Featherweight pat. 8,070,633
Cranks FSA Gossamer Tandem
Brakes Tektro road long reach calipers
Stoker Stem Rodriguez adjustable
Front Derailleur Microshift Triple
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Bar Tape Black Cork
Hand built wheels with 3-year warranty

700c wheels:

  • Novatec 48 hole Tandem rear hub
  • Novatec 48 hole Tandem front hub
  • Velocity Aero 48 hole Tandem rims
  • Stainless Butted 14/15 gage spokes with alloy nipples
  • 4 cross rear/3 cross front lacing pattern
  • Serfas Seca 700c x 28c folding tires
Cogs Shimano Hyperglide 9sp 11-32
Handlebars Alloy Compact
Seat Posts Alloy 27.2
Seats WTB Speed V

About the Classic Custom Sport Tandem

New for 2016! This is a little sportier version of our classic touring tandem. It's set up a little lighter, but still adequate for light touring like a lot of our Erickson customers prefer. This bike is designed for a little narrower tire, and the customer who doesn't need to fuss around with disc or canti-lever brakes. The frame is solid, and built around our time tested direct internal design. Every couple will appreciate the benefits of fully custom sized frame to fit perfectly right out of the gate.

So, if you don't need the full 'heavy duty' touring options, but you don't really need the ultra-light either, this bike is for you!

Experience

When you buy a Rodriguez tandem, you're buying years years of tandem building experience. That's right! We've been building tandems since 1973. That makes us one of the oldest, if not the oldest tandem manufacturers still making tandems in the United States.

Did you Know? We even have patents on two tandem specific parts: Our Bushnell® Eccentric, and our Big Squeeze® Brakes.

Options Classic Custom Sport Tandem

For the frame

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Experience:
Rohloff Speed Hub
Available in
Rohloff version

At Rodriguez Biycles, we have over years of designing, building and riding tandems behind us. Most people don't realize that we're about the oldest tandem manufacturers still building our tandems in the U.S. This gives us a broad range of experience and enables us to create the perfect tandem for you. I've always said that when you buy a bike, you're also buying a relationship with the shop as well as the people who built your bike. This is especially true with tandems.

We are also the manufacturer of our patented Bushnell Eccentric bottom bracket. This is probably the most innovative and popular eccentric bottom bracket on the market today, and you'll find one in every Rodriguez tandem and many other tandem brands as well. At a time when most manufacturers in our industry are sending their manufacturing overseas, we manufacture the Bushnell Eccentric right here in our shop, and sell them to bike manufacturers all over the world. That's something all of us at R+E Cycles in Seattle are very proud of.

Save $$$ on Maintenance
We go to great lengths to incorporate components that will be reliable, durable and suited for tandem use. This means that the 'latest and greatest' (according to slick advertising campaigns anyway) fall by the wayside sometimes to make way for the 'tried and true'. This is all an effort to prevent chaos for you down the road. You'll notice for instance, that Rodriguez tandems are spec'd with 9-sp drive trains, as well as our Trillium Big Squeeze™ tandem brakes. These 'tried and true' components can potentially save the owner hundreds each year in maintenance. When you take a personalized test ride with us, you'll see why Rodriguez tandems have stood the test of time!


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