I purchased this immaculate time capsule of a tandem from the original owners via consignment from a friend/shop manager who had originally sold them the tandem new. It has a number of custom options/features from Ibis, as well as a slew of modernized, high-end parts that I purchased and installed. I had big hopes of getting my wife out riding more, but we only rode it twice since we purchased it, with less than 30 miles on all of the new parts. Here's the thread I started when I bought it: https://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retr...m-1074002.html

This is a beautifully-spec'd bike that would be perfect for gravel riding and/or touring. The beauty of Ibis "road" bikes is that they also used 26" wheels, which means you could easily hit some single track with these or more aggressive mountain tires.

The optional (spendy) splatter-paint is a great touch, and a snap-shot out of the early '90s. The frame pump, and both original stems are also painted to match.

Top Tube C-C (Captain): 56 cm (22")
Seat Tube C-C (Captain): 19" (21" Center to Top)
Standover at middle of top tube (Captain): 31.25"

Top Tube C-C (Stoker): 70 cm (27.56")
Seat Tube C-C (Stoker): 17" (18.5" Center to Top)
Standover at middle of top tube (Stoker): 29.25"

Brand new parts with less than 30 miles use) include:
* Salsa Cowchipper 46mm captain bars
* 1 1/8" Threadless stem adapter
* Ritchey adjustable stem
* Dura-Ace 9-speed bar end shifters
* Cane Creek Drop V brake levers
* Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evolution DD tires w/high-visibility sidewalls & Kevlar beads
* Origin-8 rear flat bars
* (2) Salsa Lip Lock seatpost clamps
* Bushnell Featherweight Eccentric
* Shimano front bottom bracket
* Shift/brake cables & housing
Chain
* JP Wiegel's Frame Saver

The rest of the parts spec includes:
* XTR 9-speed rear derailleur (3x9)
* XTR V-brakes
* DT Hugi rear hub
* Suntour Superbe front hub
* Mavic rims
* USE suspension seatpost
* Blackburn MTN rack
* High-quality Madden panniers
* Frame pump painted to match the splatter-paint frame

Also included are the original Specialized RM-3 flared drop bars, stoker pegs, original eccentric, and two (2) Cane Creek 29.4>27.2 seatpost adapters, should you want to switch to a more standard seatpost size.

Does *not* include pedals.

This is a high-end, turn-key tandem that is ready to ride. Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan (49503).