Our new Co-Motion grave/road tandem was delivered (delivered!) yesterday evening. The rear rim that was dented in transit to the bike shop was replaced and the rear wheel rebuilt… and it’s absolutely glorious.
As you would expect if you’ve followed this blog for more than a few minutes, I’ve already tinkered with it. The headset wasn’t quite as tight as it should have been so I switched stem caps. That did the trick.
Setting the bike up will have to wait – there are a few things I don’t like about it. The hoods are completely too low and actually drop instead of being level. I don’t know why this is (possibly this is the new thing with those silly flared handlebars), but I’m way too old to try to make my hands and wrists work with that. From there, it’ll be saddles and the bullhorn, and it should be ready to roll. Oh, and four carbon fiber bottle cages (they’ll be here in a few days, along with carbon fiber stem spacers and a cap).
Oh, how I love new bike day!!!
Wow nice, Astral rims made in USA, thats what I have on my bike.
They’re surprisingly light. We’ve got the Rolf wheels for the road… also MITUSA.
Congratulations, here’s to many, many, many happy miles and the health to enjoy them 🎊
Congratulations! I know how excited you’ve been all these months while it was in production. I hope you have a wonderful time together for many years on it.
One suggestion, as long as you’re in tinkering mode: you might wish to put pedals on the crankarms, which will greatly improve your climbing performance. As it is now, you can have a lot of fun on downhills, kicking your feet out to the side and yelling “woo hoo!” like you did on your first bike when you were a kid. But it’s a little harder to storm up those climbs without them.