NEW OLD STOCK ROLAND TEAM SPORT TANDEM ! RARE AND AWESOME RIDING BIKE , 100% TANGE CROMOLY FRAME AND FORK. SHIMANO DEORE DRIVETRAIN, SANSIN SEALED BEARING HUBS !
We found this gem buried in Roland Bikes warehouse in Houston. It had been robbed of a few parts and sat in a box since 1996. The frame and fork are 100% butted Chromoly. The wheels are Sansin Sealed Bearing hubs (Japan) hand laced to Araya (Japan) rims with 40 stainless steel spokes each. The original Deore tandem cranks are cold forged and the polished finish shine like jewelry. Alivio shifters and rear derailleur shift a wide range of 24 gears. Tektro Quartz V-Brakes provide stopping power. Other goodies include WTB Freedom saddles, forged alloy stems, forged alloy pedals, alloy bars, comfy grips. Vittoria Randonneer Double Shielded 700x35 tires can handle the weight of two riders yet still ride fast and grippy.
This bike rides like a dream. It's a functional work of art and definitely collectible.
Front seat tube measures 54cm center to top with a generous 57 cm top tube.
Rear seat tube measures 45cm.
Stand over height for the captain (front) is 78cm (30.75") and 71cm (28") for the stoker (rider in back).