8 Aug 2011

Longstaff Tandem Trike in 531


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(The seller has used enough words to make any of mine completely redundant)

Longstaff Tandem Tricycle / Trike
Reynolds 531 tubing

A very nice tandem tricycle by George Longstaff.

Built from Reynolds 531 tubing and with high specification components.
Little used and in excellent condition.

Approximately 6 years old with just 2 owners from new.
Copies of original sales bill and workshop plans included.

Seat tubes are 56cm and 49cm (centre to top).
Top tubes (centre to centre) are 52.5cm (f) and 73.5cm (r)

On the original plans, the height of the saddles (as measured along the seat tube from the centre of the bottom bracket to the top of the saddle) are given as 716mm and 664mm for the pilot and stoker respectively.
Photos show seats positioned for riders 5'10" and 5'9", with saddle heights 76cm (f) and 72cm (r),
so you can see there is room for adjustment for quite a range of heights.
Reach (from centre of handlebars to rear of saddle) is 76cm (f) and 72cm (r)
We like it because the stoker has plenty of room (some tandems can be quite cramped at the rear).

Features :

Sugino XD Triple chainset with 9 speed  Ultegra gears and STI shifters.
Double Shimano Deore V brakes to forks
Shimano disc brakes to both rear wheels.
700c wheels.
It is lightweight with drop bars for racing, but it also has a rear rack and full braze-ons for touring (bottles/panniers/dynamo).

There are only a very few, very small chips in the paint, which have been touched in,
and the paint on the rear rack has been rubbed in places by luggage.
There are no dents or scrapes and no rust at all.

We are the second owners and have had it since 2010.
Now selling because we really cannot justify owning this beautiful machine.
We are more comfortable on a two wheel tandem and having bought a new one, need the space and funds.

Can e-mail more photos, please get in touch.

Full specification :

Frame:                   George Longstaff Reynolds 531 fillet brazed tandem tubing with braze ons for 3 bottles and rear rack, metallic red paintFork:                      531 Tandem forks with braze ons for low rider, dynamo and mudguard, metallic red paintHandlebars (f):      3TTT Morpheus alloy ergo drop bars 25.4 x 460mm, black with black synthetic cork tapeHandlebars (r):      3TTT Morpheus alloy ergo drop bars 25.4 x 440mm, black with black synthetic cork tapeStem (f):                3TT 'THE' alloy, 110mm, blackStem (r):                Custom made steel - approx 160mm length,  100mm rise, metallic redHeadset:                FSA Orbit Xtreme cartridge 1 1/8th Ahead, blackSaddle (f):             Selle Italia Turbomatic 4, 143mm wide, blackSaddle (r):             KCE with built-in plastic suspension rails, 195mm wide, blackSeatposts:             Selcof alloy 54 27.0mmFront brakes:        Twin Shimano Deore BR-M510 V brakes, black, operating on front and rear of fork bladeF Brake lever:       Shimano Ultegra Flight Deck Rear brakes:         Twin Shimano Deore BR-M515 disc brakes cable operated (left and right)R.Brake Lever:       Dia Compe 287v aerolevers on stoker handlebarsChainset:               Sugino XD Tandem cross-over chainset, 170mm crank arms, polished alloyChainrings:           34T crossover chainrings, TA Specialites Zephyr 48-36-26 final drive, silverFront Mech:          Shimano Ultegra Triple FD-6603Rear Mech:           Shimano Ultegra RD-6600Rear cassette:       believed Shimano Ultegra 12-26Final drive:           Longstaff 2-wheel driveShifters:                Shimano Ultegra Flight Deck 9 speedBottom bracket:    unknown sealed square taperPedals:                  noneFront hub:            Shimano XT HB-HF07 tandem, 48 hole, silver, QR skewerFront rim:             unknown believed Mavic 719 48 hole, silverFront tyre:            Panaracer Pasela Tour Guard Kevlar, 700x32CRear hub:             Longstaff tricycle, disc specific, 36 hole, silverRear rims:            2 x Mavic 719, 36 hole, silverRear tyres:           2 x Panaracer Pasela Tour Guard Kevlar, 700x32CLongstaff handbuilt fillet brazed carrier, metallic redSKS Front mudguard, silver3 x Elite alloy bottle cages, silverStoker-operated bell, black

The auction ended on £1150 after three bids.

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1 comment:

  1. Funny finding your trike on the web. 'Rufus' has been on some adventures since we brought it, was it really as long ago as 2011. I was actually looking for a colour match for a new Geoff Booker single trike.