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Date: April 14, 2005
Posted by: Terry and Janice Whaley
Email: tjwhaley@msn.com
Terry and Janice have a new Two'sDay tandem!

The whole experience of working with Steve Strickland and purchasing our new tandem went very well. We purchased our bike on March 15th after several e-mails and a few discussions with Steve on the phone. When the bike was completed, Steve gave us the UPS tracking number and we were able to see it make its way from Eugene to Portland, Minneapolis, Des Moines and finally Marion Iowa one month later on April 15th. We even both took the day off because we were so excited to be getting our new bike. It arrived around noon and we had it unpacked and assembled by mid-afternoon. We rode a few miles out on the open road and only made a few adjustments to seat height. The video was very helpful. I stopped and watched a couple of sections a couple of times. We're looking forward to many years of riding both in Iowa and on our vacation adventures. I'm sure we will be practicing folding and packing a few times before we hit the vacation trail. I have heard nothing but great comments from everybody I have talked to including our local bike shop on the quality of Bike Friday. Now, we know why for ourselves. We can't wait to show off our new bike and pass along some referrals to our biking friends. Thank you Steve and keep up the great work Bike Friday! Terry and Janice Whaley Marion Iowa

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Date: March 9, 2004
Posted by: David Ginder
The Santana is for sale

Hi Steve, We are DELIGHTED with our Two'sDay. The fit is perfect. It's very stable, even on serious descents. It climbs extremely well. (You'll remember from the gearing issues that we are big hill and small mountain riders.) This is tremendous! Fitting in the RV is uncertain because we're in the process of changing that too(!); I'm confident it will be equally great, though. Careful planning and all that. :-) It fits nicely into the trunk of our Civic. By the way, our Santana is for sale. Cheers, Steve. Spring is coming. Spring is coming. Spring is coming... David G.

Date: May 19, 2003
Posted by: Leif Hauge
Email: lhauge@execpc.com
Old Twosday Still Alive and kicking

I have a Two'sday I bought used, #T237? It's got V brakes, a front Arai drum brake, 3x7 rear shifter, H bars, a cheap rear shockpost. I'm using Primo Comets (1 3/8?) at 100 psi. It's been to Europe, twice, and around the Midwest, with us. Previous owner was in Australia. Have a trailer stacker setup, but haven't used it per se. We also have a BicycleRevolution trailer that we haul groceries in. I can quick-fold it in about one minute. A great feature. With some practice, it takes about 15 minutes to disassemble and 30 minutes to pack into two Carlton Airtecs, and about 30 minutes to re-assemble. A couple of pieces have gotten slightly bent from getting slammed in the corners of the suitcases by the gorillas. It's important to pad the edges and use the inserts that keep the hingy-things properly spaced. The bike is easy to fit into the suitcases, with the exception of the rear rack. The bike rides nicely. My stoker says the rear ride isn't overly bumpy. The frame flexes some when we stand up, but not excessively. I suspect that a conventional tandem might be faster, but I like the portability. I bought it used (with BF kindly serving as an escrow) so don't know about ordering. Have bought a few parts, with good response. A few problems: the headset chronically loosens, the captain's seat mast hinge creaks, the front hub cones wear out too fast, the rear chain skips off the stoker's crank periodically, the bolt clamping the stoker's stem to the captain seatpot sticks out a little too far, the horizontal bottle cages aren't very usable. That's generally minor stuff. Otherwise, it's been a great bike!

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