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S and S couplings(4 posts)

S and S couplingsctheronj
May 25, 2003 10:55 PM
Does anyone have experience with S&S couplings (that let you take your bike in a small suitcase on the airplane)?

I am thinking of getting a new frame with these and just wanted some input.
re: S and S couplingsSpoke Wrench
May 26, 2003 5:54 AM
I have a couple of pairs of close personal friends who own S&S equipped tandems. One of the bikes is even in a huge, custom frame size. Both of them have extensive cycling experience and they both love their bikes. I asked them about frame feel and they both indicate they can't sense the difference.
re: S and S couplingsPdxMark
May 26, 2003 9:34 AM
A friend has a new, large size custom steel bike with S&S couplings (comotion). He loves the ride of the bike. His frame size is large enough that even with the break-down the frame barely fits the smaller luggage-sized case. No word on durability yet, but he loves the travel options and the ride.
some pictures...PeterRider
May 28, 2003 6:31 PM
a tandem with S&S couplings:
http://www.vision.caltech.edu/pmoreels/Brevet600KMay03/230_3017.jpg

people I know, riding a Calfee tandem with S&S couplers (they are going to take it to PBP in August):
http://www.vision.caltech.edu/pmoreels/Brevet600KMay03/230_3023.jpg

The alternative: a bike friday tandem:
http://www.vision.caltech.edu/pmoreels/Brevet600KMay03/230_3047_2.jpg
(on the Davis 600km, this one was faster than the calfee tandem :-) )

Pierre