1984 Joe McElroy Tandem
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    1984 Joe McElroy Tandem

    This bike is a little out of the norm. I acquired it a couple months ago from the second owner, who had it posted on CL. I had seen a 650B tandem built by Joe at Elliot Bay Bicycles last year, and was pretty impressed by the workmanship put into that bike. When this bike showed up on Craigslist, I was happy to see it in a large/small size.

    Joe McElroy built about 35 bikes between 1981 and 1987. Five or six were tandems. He is from Snoqualmie, Wa(about 40 miles from me). I was lucky enough to talk to Joe on the phone about his bike building.

    Specs:

    Shimano Deerhead rd
    105 fd
    Simplex retrofriction shifters
    Phil Wood hubs/Super Champion 27" rims
    Magura hydraulic rim brakes
    Specialized cranksets
    Shimano bb
    Suntour headset
    Specialized/controltech bars
    Modolo stem
    Blackburn rack
    Brooks saddles


    Here it is. It is a great riding bike, and I really enjoy riding it with my wife and kids.







    Last edited by Roger M; 10-10-2012 at 10:39 AM.

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    That is a GOOD looking bike!
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    that does look like a great bike!

    tandeming with kids is awesome.
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    Classic steal is real, but will also rust from the inside - out, as did my '80 Melton just recently Be sure to treat the inside of the frame with a rust inhibitor

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    I missed this originally. Super nice brazing.
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    great pics, thanks

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