Anyone know this make of bike or even owned one?


Smile a mile bike provider
I would geuss on it being a Bottochia


Legendary Member
What does "quality frame" mean in the context of skinny steel tubes? Noodly and wobbly? My brother and I once hired an old-school skinny steel tandem and it was a horribly upsetting experience because it felt like sitting astride a farm gate, so badly did it wobble.

Ian H

I am an ancient randonneur, & I stop often for tea
East Devon
It is significantly more difficult to build a stiff tandem frame. Reynolds made an oversize tubing set, which had to be fillet-brazed as there were no lugs. But only the marathon and double-marathon designs really passed muster, and even then only if they were well-built.

Pale Rider

Legendary Member
My local bike shop has an oldish Cannondale tandem on their small hire fleet.

It has large diameter tubes.

Perhaps it's aluminium.

No idea how it rides.

A few months ago they had an obscure Chinese brand carbon tandem in for service.

I'd never seen one of those before.

The owner of the shop offered me a go as a stoker on the road test, but I didn't fancy it.
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