Custom Tandem Bicycles | The Rodriguez Toucan

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Read about our long history of tandem building and tandem innovations.

The Rodriguez Custom Toucan ST Tandem Bicycles - just $3,999

Tandem riding, for the most part, is about having fun. Whether you're riding with your children, spouse, or just a good friend, a tandem equalizes the abilities of the riders and makes the ride more about the experience.

At R+E Cycles, we have 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 has given us a broad range of experience which 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 and the manufacturer of your bike. This is especially true with tandems.

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The Toucan ST is an economical, low step through design. This makes it easy to ride with adults or children. It comes equipped with tandem quality components all around and, of course, our 'comfortable fit' guarantee. The Toucan ST is a family friendly tandem, and is great for tooling around town, or riding STP as a family. With the addition of independent pedaling systems or our super adjustable, telescoping seat posts, you can get anyone in the family comfortable without any limits. Check out some of the options down below.

Toucan ST Specifications - - Wait Time: 5 to 7 weeks

Frame Rodriguez Custom Sized for both of you
Tubing Cro-mo Tandem Cro-mo w/o a stiffener
Fork Rodriguez Cro-mo Tandem
Headset FSA 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 Tektro Cantilever
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
  • Panaracer Pasela PT 26" x 1.5" wire bead 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 Toucan ST Tandem

The Toucan ST is a great bike for riding with the kids, sporting around town, or even light touring. This design was originally made for providing lots of stand-over clearance for the riders. Even though it's out least expensive tandem, we still build this bike custom sized just for you. This bike is offered with telescoping 'super-adjustable' seat posts to provide a very wide range of rider height compatibilities. Many customers use the Toucan to ride with kids on the back, and then adjust the seat and bars to allow for an adult to ride on the back.


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 for the Toucan ST Tandem

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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.

Stock Paint, Custom Paint & Decal Options:
With a Rodriguez, you can get a custom look for less. All Rodriguez bicycles come in your choice of four stock paint schemes or for just $100 extra you can go any custom color you want. We have nine different styles of Rodriguez decals to choose from in 2013. If you have a special paint design in mind, just let us know the design, and we'll quote it for you.

All Rodriguez Tandem bicycles are made custom to guarantee a comfortable fit.

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Our bikes are as unique as our customers... they love our bikes, and we love them!
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